Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square
Delray Beach Center for the Arts is located at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Avenue (at Atlantic Avenue) in downtown Delray Beach (33444). The phone number is 561-243-7922.
The campus includes the Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture (in the former 1913 Delray Elementary building), the Crest Theatre (in the former 1925 high school building), the Vintage Gymnasium (c. 1925), The Pavilion (a state of the art outdoor performance venue), and the School of Creative Arts (located in the Crest Theatre classrooms and studios), where events, theater, exhibits and learning opportunities enrich the South Florida community.
This award-winning, nationally recognized center successfully combined historic preservation and the arts to become the catalyst for the 1990's renaissance of downtown Delray Beach. The charming Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture presents rotating local, national and international exhibits of fine art, crafts and pop culture. The intimate, 323-seat Crest Theatre presents world-class musicals, variety, Broadway cabaret with New York's hottest stars, and lectures with nationally renowned speakers.
A fairly recent addition to the South Florida art school and photography school scene is our School of Creative Arts, which is gaining a reputation in Palm Beach County and South Florida for its top quality photography classes, art classes, and writing classes for beginners through master level. The School also offers a variety of children's classes, art and photography workshops and a Visiting Artist Workshop Series.
The Pavilion was completed in 2002 as part of the center's master plan for expansion. The Pavilion presents outdoor concerts and hosts many of the major festivals in downtown Delray Beach.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts offers unique RENTAL SPACES for intimate to grand gatherings. The Vintage Gymnasium is our most popular rental facility for wedding ceremonies, receptions, meetings, craft shows, and other corporate and private events.
Delray Beach, Florida was named The Most Fun Small Town in America by Rand McNally. This first-class resort destination is a diverse, vibrant "All-America" city. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean between Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Delray Beach is just 30 minutes south of Palm Beach International Airport and 45 minutes north of Fort Lauderdale.
National Juried Exhibition Marks a First
February 04, 2014 Delray Beach Center for the Arts announces its first National Juried Art Exhibition at the Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture. This exciting, premiere exhibition, which runs February 14th through May 11th, features juried works by artists from around the United States, including two instructors and 11 current/former students from…Read more...
Budding Artists Growing at the Green Market!
February 03, 2014 Budding Artists is a new program for children and families at the Delray Beach Green Market! Now through May 10th, this program is presented weekly by Delray Beach Center for the Arts.Read more...
Unique New Partnership: Cinema Talk
February 03, 2014 A new cinema series is now underway thanks to a unique partnership between Delray Beach Center for the Arts and the Palm Beach International Film Festival.Read more...