Lake Worth Arts Center
The Lake Worth CRA applied for, and received a grant from the State of Florida, Cultural Affairs Division in the amount of $150,000. Funding from the grant will be used to renovate the City-owned Lake Worth Arts Center (aka Shuffleboard building). Improvements will include a new raised ceiling, new HVAC ductwork, painting both the inside and outside of the building, improved lighting and the addition of movable walls. This was a matching grant with cash and in-kind contributions coming from both the City and the CRA in addition to local artists, general contractors and the Palm Beach Cultural Council.
Programs and exhibitions in the Community Arts Center or “Hub” will allow artist to display their art and will provide an opportunity for the artwork to be sold. The community center will also offer professional networking and recognition opportunities that will eliminate barriers and support the needs of artists. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s arts patrons.
1000 Lake Avenue Building
Another long term project of the CRA and the Cultural Renaissance Foundation is the completion of the 1000 Lake Avenue building. Within any urban community the existence of a cultural presence enhances the community’s ability to resist and reverse blight and deterioration. The rehabilitation of this building will improve the physical environment as well as the quality of life for the community We are in the process of rehabilitating the building which will be a 3-4 year project. The Cultural Renaissance Foundation is looking for sponsorships to help facilitate with the funding of the 1000 Lake Building. For more information please contact Emily Theodossakos at 561-493-2550 or email ETheodossakos@lakeworth.org