Celebrating 40 Years
Forty years ago, Palm Beach County was called a ‘cultural desert.’ Today, it is home to more than 200 arts and cultural organizations that offer over 42,000 events annually, generate $633 million in economic impact and employ over 14,000 people, thanks, in part to the efforts of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
“Innovation, to me, is the result of two things. One is a willingness to take risks, and the other is being creative in nature. Forming the Cultural Council has been invaluable. It has allowed a number of our arts organizations to flourish and new ones to form. We have done such a great job that much of the attraction of this area is because of the arts and culture.
Beauty matters because people want to be involved in beautiful things.”
– Alexander W. Dreyfoos