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

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 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 / St Patrick’s Day!

Friday, March 17 / 5PM-10PM

Schedule of Events

  • Join a tour!

    Docents discuss artworks in the Norton’s collection and special exhibitions.

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

  • Open Studio

    Inspired by the illuminated manuscripts of Ireland, create your own illuminated initials using gold leaf and other materials with Norton Teaching Artist, Lymari Cuevas.

  • Performance / Drake Irish Dance

    Drake Irish Dance South Florida, an award-winning Irish dance school, will perform an Irish dance choreography that is a blend of traditional show and competitive style dancing, specially created for Drake Irish Dance by England native and renowned Irish Dancer, Instructor and Adjudicator Kelly Hendry, who performed a lead role in the original Lord of The Dance cast.

    Drake Irish Dance South Florida is home to World, National and Regional Champions and medal-holders, offering competitive and recreational classes for ages 4 to adult in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota.

  • Join a tour!

    Docents discuss artworks in the Norton’s collection and special exhibitions.

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

  • Artist Tour with Craig McInnis

    Explore works on view in our American and European Galleries, from Norman Rockwell to Edgar Degas, with South Florida-based artist, Craig McInnis. Connecticut born McInnis has been a professional artist in Florida for over 25 years with a creative story that spans from art direction, design, painting, illustration, arts education, performance, and arts advocacy to name a few.

  • Live Music / Allegro Chamber Ensemble

    The Allegro Chamber Ensemble will play your favorite pops, showtunes, and well-known classical works. Lead by Violinist Rafael Elvira with Violist Modesto Marcano and Cellist Carissa Reese.


Attending Art After Dark

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

Entry: Please note daily capacity is limited and advance, timed-ticket reservations are encouraged to help ensure a safe and enjoyable visiting experience for all. To attend in-person Art After Dark programs, reserve a timed ticket.

How to get here: The Norton Museum of Art is located at 1450 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 is fully operational, and seating available outdoors with a view of our Sculpture Garden and in the Restaurant. Along with great food, The Restaurant can be enjoyed with creative cocktails, wine, or champagne.  Reservations recommended at 

Admission: Art After Dark is included with museum admission. As always, members enjoy free museum admission.