2017 ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival Impacts Palm Beach North Community
Philippe Jeck, Honorary Chair of ArtiGras, Best of Show winner Michael Paul Cole, Beth Kigel, President & CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, and Severe Weather Expert at WPBF Mike Lyons.
The warm temperatures and sunny skies over the holiday weekend brought in record crowds to this year’s ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival, the premier fine arts festival of the Palm Beaches. Produced by the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and presented by Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, the 32nd edition of ArtiGras was enjoyed in Palm Beach North, Florida’s Prosperity Coast, by both patrons and the 300 participating artists.
“We at the Chamber enjoy creating events that benefit our whole community. ArtiGras brings in artists and patrons from all over the country who stay in our local hotels, eat at our local restaurants, and buy gas at our local stations,” said Beth Kigel, President and CEO of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce. “In addition, our residents get to enjoy a first-class top-50 fine arts festival in their own backyard.”
During the festival, artist Michael Paul Cole from Hannibal, Mo., won Best in Show for his work in glass, while 66 finalists in the Youth Art Competition took home ribbons and prizes for their original works of art. Aaliyah Moore from Palm Beach Central High School took home best of show for high school entries, while Aidan Skolnick from Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy was the middle school honoree for best of show. Ethan Holiday from The Batt School took home best of show for elementary school student submissions.
“I’m really honored to be named best of show. It’s wonderful and I’m in total shock,” said Cole, who studied chemical engineering in college but became a professional photographer thirty-two years ago.
“In the 1950s, Pratt & Whitney came to Jupiter, opening the Florida Research and Development Center.”
Palm Beach North: The brand-building tradition continues
Throughout its illustrious history, the northern region of Palm Beach County has been home to some of the world’s most iconic brands – ones whose backgrounds and values were conveyed by the simple mention of their names.
If you were an “early settler” – say, in the 1920s – and lived in a home designed by Addison Mizner, then you were experiencing the one-of-a-kind luxury of the Mediterranean Revival in architecture. In the 1950s, Pratt & Whitney came to Jupiter, opening the Florida Research and Development Center. Its (literally) life-or-death mission: develop state-of-the-art military and rocket engines. It’s no overstatement to say the patriotic work done at Pratt & Whitney ultimately helped the U.S. win both the Space Race and the Cold War.
And in today’s business climate, where Palm Beach North is successfully conveying that this region is truly Florida’s Prosperity Coast, the proud tradition continues. Many Palm Beach North businesses are growing their brands with an assist from Ideabar – a Cox Media Group-owned advertising/multimedia marketing agency located within The Palm Beach Post.
For instance, with Roger Dean Stadium, Ideabar got the word out that baseball games are only one aspect of the facility’s appeal. It can also host special events, corporate outings and virtually any other gathering a client can imagine. For the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, Ideabar has conveyed to an international audience that our area is the place to be for any and all sporting competitions – as well as athletic recreation. Other clients, such as Downtown Abacoa and Palm Beach State College, have also benefited from their association with Ideabar in the guise of increased ROI and brand identity.
Charles is the Founding CEO of Place of Hope, a faith-based and state-licensed family-style residential child-caring agency for abused and neglected children, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. He earned his B.A. degree in Sociology from Florida Atlantic University and also studied at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
Charles came to Place of Hope in 1999 following many years of work with various housing, social, and human services organizations throughout Palm Beach County. He has participated in numerous community committees, task forces, special initiatives, and boards. He has been a team member of several other local leading organizations including: Palm Beach County Housing and Community Development, Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc., the City of Delray Beach Community Development Division.
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Aubrey Glenn Salon is excited to announce an open house to celebrate our 18th in Palm Beach Gardens, and our 2nd year at our new salon on PGA Blvd. Please join us in this celebration on Wednesday, March 1st, at 3 PM.
Join Hospice of Palm Beach County Foundation as we visit Brooklyn by Night at John Staluppi’s new Cars of Dreams Museum on Friday, March 10, 2017. Take a stroll under the Brooklyn bridge and journey to iconic Coney Island. To register, click here.
This Visionary Fashion Experience on March 11th 3-6pm will showcase a Fashion Installation of gorgeous models wearing the Iconic Eye Wear Collection styled with great fashions and jewelry from designers in the area. Come out and bring a friend for a fashion experience unlike any other.
The 8th annual Hospice Benefit Open Car Show will be held at the newly renovated Cars of Dreams Museum on Sunday, March 12, 2017. The hottest cars and trucks in Florida will be on display for a day of family fun. Spectators will be amazed by the vast selection of restored classics and new luxury cars. Click here for more information.
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, 5520 PGA Blvd, Suite 200, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418