Art After Dark

A New Experience Every Friday Night!

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

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, 7:30 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 / College Night with PBAU and PB State

Friday, April 14 / 5PM-10PM

Admission is FREE for all College Students with valid ID.

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Schedule of Events

  • Spotlight Talks with Norton's Teen Collective

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

  • Open Studio with Jose Mendez

    Use Procreate to create an original digital design on vinyl stickers with Resident Teaching Artist Jose Mendez.   

  • Student Marketplace

    Student vendors will be sharing their creations for sale.

  • Art Scavenger Hunt

    Go on a scavenger hunt throughout the galleries and win prizes!!

  • Student Showcase / Performances

    Spoken Word and Poetry with Palm Beach Atlantic University Students
    Scenes from Original Plays by Palm Beach State Students

    The Lives of Others: Ford and Donnie by Ciara LaTouche
    Ford: Heather Jones
    Donnie:  Desmond Lewis

    Tannenbaum by Daniela Guarino, an American Heritage High School senior, (awarded Best Playwright and Best-In-Show for District 10 Thespian Festival 11/2022).
    Melody Harper: Gianella Yanez
    Andrea Harper: Heather Jones

  • Nat King Cole Generation Hope Guitar Display

    Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Palm Beach State College, Yamaha Corporation of America, and Resource Depot worked together to create art and music using recycled materials to raise funds to provide access to music education for students in need. PBSC Students in the fall and spring semesters’ 3D Design classes were provided Yamaha guitars, recycled art supplies and the time and space to create unique assemblage sculptures.

  • Dance Performance and Music by PBAU and PB State Students

    Dance Performance by PBA Dance Ensemble
    Jazz Septet from PB State College

  • Join a docent-led tour!

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

  • Silent Disco for all Students!

    Get a headset and dance the night away to the sounds of DJ Rumble.


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