Art After Dark

A New Experience Every Friday Night!

Enjoy an eclectic mix of live performances, film screenings, workshops, tours, and more!

EVERY FRIDAY, 5:30 & 7 PM
Docent-led Tours (30 min) Explore great works in the Norton’s collection led by one of the Museum’s fine docents.

EVERY FRIDAY, 6 – 9 PM 
Open Studio: Art Workshops Join local teaching artists as they lead drop-in style art-making sessions. All ages and experience levels welcome. Materials included.

EVERY FRIDAY, Live Performances
Enjoy live performances every Friday including live music, dance, spoken word, and more! Check our website weekly for updates.

First Fridays of the Month, 7:30 pm / Jazz Fridays
This popular monthly series features performances by some of South Florida’s best jazz musicians!

Third Fridays of the Month, 8 pm  / Artist Tour
South Florida-based artists lead informal, 30-minute gallery talks about works in the Norton’s collection and special exhibitions.

Art After Dark

Friday, May 10 / 5PM-10PM



Schedule of Events

  • Join a tour!

    Docents discuss artworks in the Norton’s Collection. 

    Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

    5:30-6pm
  • Open Studio / Small Figures in Clay

    Join Guest Teaching Artist Heather Couch to create small figures in clay. Adorn the figures with symbols, beads, and jute or focus on strength in form and the presence of being.

    Heather Couch is an Assistant Professor of Art at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. Heather received an MFA in Fine Art / Ceramics in 2015 from Arizona State University. She works in sculptural ceramics and mixed-media installation, composing with material language to form pieces that reflect on tensions of uncertainty. She was featured in solo exhibition “Accumulations” at the Coral Springs Museum of Art in 2023. Her work was included this season at Lisa Perry’s Onna House at the Poinciana Plaza, at the MTN Space Gallery in Lake Worth, and in the exhibition “She.Her.Hers.” at the Cultural Council. Her work can be found in private and public collection.

    Classroom #2

    6-9pm
  • FLAVAR Panel Discussion / The impact of Artificial Intelligence on Art, Culture, and Education in Palm Beach County

    Join us for a panel discussion with Trina Slade-Burks, co-founder of ATB Fine Art Group, Andrzej Nowak, an AI artist, FAU professor of psychology and a member of the Center for the Future Mind at Florida Atlantic University. and Christine Sylvain, founder of the nonprofit Path to College.

    The LOGIN panel by FLAVAR, an arts and media group, will feature an accessible and relevant discussion surrounding the future of arts & culture and how it relates to artificial intelligence, business and education. LOGIN is an inclusive, eclectic gathering tailored for young professionals and entrepreneurs seeking meaningful connections and enriching experiences through music and conversation. 

    Moderated by Wilkine Brutus, the Palm Beach County reporter for WLRN and an award-winning journalist who produces stories on topics surrounding local news, culture, art, politics, and current affairs.

    FLAVAR, Florida Variety Co., is a collective dedicated to bringing the vibrant essence of Florida's diverse culture to life. Specializing in crafting unforgettable experiences. FLAVAR aims to continue building a platform for fellow creatives, brands, entrepreneurs, but most importantly, community.

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    Stiller Auditorium

    6-7pm
  • Join a Tour!

    Docents discuss Contemporary Art in our Collection.

    Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

    7-7:30pm
  • Art on Tap

    Enjoy craft beer from local breweries, an array of scrumptious snacks, and a fun evening of games, and music by JM and the Sweets.

    • Young Friends Members: FREE
    • All other Membership Levels: $15
    • General Public: $30

    Tickets

    Goergen Garden

    7-9pm
  • Music

    J.M. and the Sweets

    Josh Miles is a Dallas Texas born/ Palm Beach Florida based singer/songwriter whose brand of Soul music encompasses a wide range of influences. Josh's music can be described as Bluesy at times and relentlessly groovy at others (and many things in between), but, no matter what, the aim is to keep it soulful. Currently in South Florida the band, the Sweets, are influenced from the regions multicultural richness that can only be described as #southfloridasoul music. The debut EP, Sol Village, released in May 2017 under Stank Records was long awaited from fans all over. Be sure to follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as joining the mailing list. 

    J.M. and the Sweets | South Florida Soul | Band (jmandthesweets.com)

    Goergen Garden

    7-9pm

Attending Art After Dark

Hours: The museum is currently open to the public until 10 pm on Friday nights.

Entry: Admission during Art After Dark is $10 for Adults & Seniors, $5 for Students. Tickets may be purchased at the Reception Desk or reserved in advance

How to get here: The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1401 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. For more information, click here.

Parking: Parking is available in the Norton’s main parking lot at 1501 South Dixie Highway, immediately across the street from the Museum. Parking is $5 per car, per day. Norton Members park for free.

Food and drink: The Restaurant at the Norton offers indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful views of our Sculpture Garden. Along with great food, The Restaurant serves creative cocktails, wine, and champagne. Reservations available through Tock.

Art After Dark is made possible by the generosity of The Addison Hines Charitable Trust.

Support for the Docent Program was provided by The Donald and Linda Silpe Endowment for the Professional Development of Docents and The Marcia Mahon Education Endowment Fund.

Support for Open Studio was provided by The Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Schott Endowment for Education.