Tonight We Wake the Art Monster

On the surface, West Palm Beach appears to be an ordinary, well-heeled city. Look deeper and you’ll find a subculture hell-bent on pushing the finest art the community has to offer into the limelight. Art Rx, Palm Beach’s newest collective of graphical go-getters, is joining forces with two other art events (Debuton and Sole of Art) to execute an affair unlike any other: ART 500.

The sprawling celebration of expression through all mediums, from silk screen to photography, takes over its namesake 500 Block of Clematis Street this evening. White tents outside and hangouts including Respectable Street give refuge to musicians, jewelry makers, vendors, and artists. So you’ll find gifts for your Chico’s-loving mom and your punk rock brother within a few strides of one another. Now if only ART 500 could cook your turkey, you’d be set.

Art 500 runs from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m., and incorporates multiple businesses along Clematis. Get the full run-down at artrxart.com.
Fri., Dec. 19, 2008

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