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

Friday, December 23 / 5PM-10PM

Schedule of Events

  • Join a tour!

    Choose between tours of the special exhibitions High Fashion & Street Style or Joseph Stella: Visionary Nature. Pick up your tour wristband at the Reception Desk one hour before the tour.

  • Open Studio

    Hosted by guest teaching artist Craig McInnis, create a life drawing using live model Christina Lee as your reference, inspired by the portraiture in the exhibition Henry Ossawa Tanner: Intimate Pictures.

    Craig McInnis, photography by Kelly Goodman

    Connecticut born Craig 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. Craig’s intent is to stay focused and to NEVER take his creative gifts for granted.

  • Guías in the Galleries

    The Guía Program is a dual-language school partnership with International Spanish Academy students from John I. Leonard High School. In a humanities class led by Norton staff divided between the classroom and the Museum, these thirteen teens also acquire skills to interact with all types of visitors at the Museum and how to start conversations about art in the galleries. Engage with the Guías in English and Spanish in the High Fashion & Street Style exhibition every Friday of the show’s run!

  • Live Music: Mark Marineau

    A full-time south Florida musician for the past 40 years, Mark Marineau has had the opportunity to play with a wide spectrum of musicians and entertainers including Bob Hope, Maureen McGovern, Rich Little, and more. He has toured nationally as pianist and conductor for Jack Jones. Mark also served for ten years as house pianist at the Van Dyke jazz room on South Beach working with many local and national jazz musicians. Among his most memorable nights are the numerous dates playing for six-time Grammy nominee vocalist, Mark Murphy. He is currently the staff pianist for the Gold Coast Jazz Society Jam Band supporting jazz education for high school students under the direction of Nicole Yarling. Tonight, enjoy Mrineau’s renditions of songs from the Great American Songbook.

  • 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.


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.