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 / Wellness Night

Friday, July 12 / 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 / Shell Stories

    Inspired by the art of Sister Corita Kent, Charwei Tsai, Rebekah Steen. and the beauty of the sea, use inspiration text and patterns to design the surface of seashells, exploring quotes and lyrics, handwriting, visual rhythm, and line work.

    Lark Keeler is an artist and instructor, connecting mind, body, and spirit over the past 24 years through art experiences for learners of all ages and abilities in schools and museums throughout the communities of Florida. Ms. Keeler was awarded the Florida Art Education Association's Museum Educator of the Year in 2010 and Elementary Art Educator of the Year in 2022. She has participated in the National Guild for Community Arts Education Leadership Institute and the NAEA School for Art Leaders. Lark has received a certification in Mindfulness Fundamentals and is a certified MindUP Educator. She is the owner of Lark Keeler Art Studio in Delray Beach, a space supporting individualized learning and inspired creativity. Lark currently serves as chair for the national interest group, the Caucus on the Spiritual in Art Education.

    Classroom #2

    6-9pm
  • Yoga

    Join yoga teacher Jada Thornton for a simple yoga class designed for all levels and abilities. Bring a mat.

    Jada Thornton is a dedicated and enthusiastic yoga instructor with six years of enriching experience! She is the Co-Owner, Co-Founder, and CEO of Nine Lives Café, the first-ever cat café in West Palm Beach. Nine Lives Café is committed to reducing euthanasia rates, finding forever homes for kittens, and providing the community with a luxurious space to enjoy cats, coffee, pastries, and yoga with our adoptable felines. We are excitedly wrapping up construction and preparing to welcome the public. Click here (ninelivescafe.co) to learn more about us.

    Korman Room

    6-6:45pm & 8-8:45pm
  • Join a Tour on Pop Art

    Led by Learning and Community Engagement Department
    Interns Emma Scrivo and Fan Zhang

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

    Meet in the Great Hall

    6:30-7pm
  • Join a Tour!

    Docents discuss modern French Art. 

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

    7-7:30pm
  • Immersive Sound Bath

    Babette Sughrue is dedicated to teaching the transformative value of positive thought, and the beauty and power of the mind to create your ideal self and ideal life with compassion, humor and love.

    Join A Sound Bath is an immersive, body, mind and spirit experience that uses sound and vibration to soothe you into a peaceful and mindful state of being.

    Ancient civilizations have used sound and music as powerful tools for healing for thousands of years.

    Feel your body relax and let go as you ascend into bliss while the crystal bowls bathe you in high vibrations releasing all negativity and dis-ease. Absorb the healing properties of the music and become grounded in health, wholeness and peace.

    Stiller Auditorium

    7-7:30pm & 8:30-9pm
  • Be You Disco

    Be You Disco was created as an outlet for authenticity, belonging, and self-expression. Our mission is to break down barriers and bring people together using the power of music, mindfulness, movement, and emotionality. Our experiences use the universal language of music and movement to connect diverse groups of people and create mutual understanding.

    On a deeper level, Be You Disco invites you to reclaim your uniqueness and authenticity. We believe that when you truly embrace all of yourself that the world is a more Be-You-tiful place. There are many reasons that we abandon our true expression and make ourselves "smaller" such as: fear of being seen, fear of rejection, comparison etc. This experience invites you to color outside the lines, cultivate authentic connections, and explore the edge of your own creativity and expression.

    Our intention is to cultivate a safe space for self-discovery, joy, and well-being.

    Great Hall

    7:30-8:45pm

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 $6 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.