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Lake Worth city commissioners to see designs for artists' live-work townhouses

LAKE WORTH — Designs for a dozen townhomes intended to provide space for artists to live and work while improving neighborhoods west of Dixie Highway are scheduled to come before city commissioners Tuesday .

Four buildings holding two-bedroom, two-bathroom townhomes with art studios on the ground floor and living space above are being proposed by the city's Community Redevelopment Agency for two sites near Lucerne Avenue and F Street.

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Lake Worth breaks ground for 'urban arts lofts'

LAKE WORTH - — City officials broke ground Friday on a dozen townhomes that are expected to create live-and-work space for artists on two sites at Lucerne Avenue and F Street.

The Urban Arts Lofts project will cost up to $3.5 million and is being paid for with part of a $23.2 million federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant that the city's Community Redevelopment Agency and its partners are using to buy, renovate and rebuild foreclosed homes.

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New arts website is designed to promote downtown Lake Worth exhibits

— Finding visual and performing arts, food, lodging and shopping destinations in Lake Worth became easier Monday when the city's Community Redevelopment Agency launched its arts website - www.lakewortharts.com.

The site was created as part of LULA Lake Worth Arts, a strategic plan launched by the CRA to promote economic development through the arts.

The website is expected to increase awareness about art-related events and places in the city, both for residents and visitors.

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Bands compete for gigs and Lake Worth Playhouse’s benefit

LAKE WORTH - — The sound of songs from Nirvana, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and similar acts filled the Lake Worth Playhouse on Sunday afternoon to the delight of music and art lovers who had gathered there for the inaugural Battle of the Bands.

Eight bands participated in the competition Saturday and Sunday at the Lake Worth Playhouse. The four finalists competed Sunday for the reward of cash and playing engagements.

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LULA arts promotion project to foster exhibit, living spaces

Tracy Smith Coffey hopes to put Lake Worth on the map as a destination for artists and people who enjoy art in its many forms - from paintings, poetry and stained glass to live music and theatrical performances.

Coffey, former president of the South Dixie Antique Row Association in West Palm Beach, is the planner for the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency's arts promotion program called LULA Lake Worth Arts.


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