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HOURS/TIMESVaries by venue; many closed on Sundays and in summer
POPULAR TIMESWeekends; winter
RESERVE IN ADVANCENo
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONNone
HIGHLIGHTSWorks by everyone from local artists to Old Masters
With more than a dozen ultra-well-stocked galleries (original Monets and Picassos don’t even stand out among the many masterpieces) clustered around buzzing Worth Avenue, Palm Beach’s unofficial gallery district is ripe for a serious browse or, if you’ve got mega cash to splash, a splurge-tastic shopping trip.
If local art is your thing, make for Hangen Thompson Gallery (326 Peruvian Ave.; www.hangenthompsongallery.com), Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art (205 Worth Ave.; www.edwardanddeborahpollack.com; Old Florida paintings from 1850s-1980s), or Galeria of Sculpture (11 Via Parigi; www.galeriaofsculpture.com; glass art).
If your tastes veer toward the venerable, try A. B. Levy Gallery (211 Worth Ave.; www.ablevypb.com; 19th century antiques and objets d’art), Select Fine Art Inc. (339 Worth Ave.; www.selectfineart.org; 19th-20th century Euro and American art and antiques), Holden Luntz Gallery (256 Worth Ave.; www.holdenluntz.com; Vintage American and European photographs), or John H. Surovek Gallery (8 Via Parigli; www.surovekgallery.com; 19th-20th century American works).
If you’re more of a modern or contemporary art kind of gal, go for Phillips Galleries (336 Worth Ave.; contemporary French artists), DTR Modern Galleries (440 S. County Rd.; www.dtrmodern.com; 20th century masters), Gallery Biba (224 Worth Ave.; www.gallerybiba.com; bright contemporary pieces), Russeck Gallery (203 Worth Ave.; www.russeck.com; 20th century masters), Irving Galleries (332 Worth Ave.; contemporary art), Taglialatella Galleries (313 Worth Ave.; www.djtfa.com; contemporary art), or Gasiunasen Gallery (415 Hibiscus Ave.; www.gasiunasengallery.com; 20th-21st century art).
And if you’re not sure what you’re in the mood for, the eclectic holdings of Wally Findlay Galleries International (165 Worth Ave.; www.wallyfindlay.com) cover everything from 19th century classics to ultra-cutting edge contemporary art.
GO HERE WITH
A friend; art or antique lovers
WHY WE LIKE IT
Gallery hopping is a great way to wile away a lazy Palm Beach afternoon, especially when it’s not beach weather. We like to combine our arty adventures with a trawl through the posh Worth Avenue boutiques.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Unlike in many gallery districts, there’s no organized collective providing resources like maps of the local galleries or a program of events across galleries, so it can be hard to know where things are or what’s on.
GOOD TO KNOW
If you want to make some art yourself, head across the Intracoastal Waterway to the Armory Art Center (www.armoryart.org), which, besides housing a small gallery space, also hosts 20+ master classes for budding artists every year.
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