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 / Teacher Appreciation Night

Friday, May 3 / 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

    Join Guest Teaching Artist, Ashnide Jean-Baptiste, for an exciting workshop where you'll craft your own upcycled headpiece! Dive into a treasure trove of reused materials and embellishments to design a crown that reflects your unique style and theme. From bottle caps to seashells or straws, the possibilities are endless!

    Ashnide Jean-Baptiste is a visual artist creating unique fabric wigs. Her work has been featured in museums and galleries like the Frost Museum and the Cultural Council in Palm Beach and Miami. Inspired by her own journey with hair loss, Ashnide’s creations explore themes of identity and beauty in innovative ways. She earned her BFA from Florida International University in 2022 and has since led workshops, including her first upcycled headdress session at the Frost Museum in 2023. Recently, her art has been displayed at Resource Depot in West Palm and Hatch 1121 in Lake Worth.

    Classroom #2

    6-9pm
  • Join a Tour!

    Docents discuss The Artist as Teacher.

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

    7-7:30pm
  • Samba Lessons

    Join Andrea Araujo and Alejandro Montemayor for a Samba lesson and get ready to dance all night! 

    7-7:30pm
  • Music

    Gafieira Rio

    Gafieira Rio Miami is a one-of-a-kind, 11-piece Brazilian big band created by bassist and Latin GRAMMY winner Diogo Brown. To put together this samba/jazz ensemble, Brown called on the very best professional musicians in South Florida who share a passion for great Brazilian music. With a powerful five-piece horn section, plus bass, guitar, drums, percussion and the lovely vocals of Isa Duarte, Gafieira Rio Miami fuses samba, jazz and soul inspired by the joyous, 20th century Rio de Janeiro ballroom dance music known as “samba de gafieira”. Their debut album Bring Back Samba, released in May of 2023, features many special guests including the legendary João Donato, clarinetist Anat Cohen, guitarist Chico Pinheiro and many more. The group’s live repertoire includes gorgeous arrangements of classics by Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Caetano Veloso, Jorge Benjor, Alcione, Wilson das Neves, Moacir Santos and others. Get ready to experience the music, the dance, and the joyous energy of Gafieira Rio Miami!

    Goergen Garden

    7:30-9pm

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.