The Armory Art Center is an art school and gallery as well as being the only multi-disciplinary art center in West Palm Beach, FL.
The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art. For thirty years the Armory Art Center has been dedicated to providing high quality visual arts education, lectures, and exhibitions to a diverse cultural and multigenerational student body. Located just south of the bustling mixed-use area of CityPlace and in the heart of the Flamingo Park Historic District, the Armory Art Center has served as a point of cultural importance for over 100 years.
Creative classes for students of all levels.
The Armory Art Center provides art classes for students of all ages and levels of experience. Over 177 classes and over 100 workshops are taught in our twelve state-of-the-art studios in ceramics, digital arts, drawing, painting, fiber, glass fusing, jewelry, printmaking, and sculpture. Sessions are 8-weeks long but we offer shorter-term workshops and 4-week classes too.
Exhibitions at the Armory are free and open to the public.
The Armory Art Center hosts many exhibitions throughout the year in our three galleries. These exhibitions showcase the artistic creations of local artists, nationally acclaimed artists, and the work of our faculty and students. These exhibitions are free and open to the public. Our gallery hours are 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday, and 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday.
Visiting Master Artist Workshops
The Armory’s Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series brings together participants and contemporary master artists from all over the country for unparalleled educational experiences. Now in its 18th year, the series caters to artists of all skill levels and diverse disciplines. The Visiting Master Artist Workshop Series was carefully designed to offer opportunities to study with the best of today’s master artists working in the areas of ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and drawing.
Second Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival
The West Palm Beach Arts Festival was launched in December, 2016 and was a huge success. The festival attracted over 6,000 visitors who enjoyed the work of 86 exhibitors and art vendors from throughout the country. Due to the amazing turnout we had, the Second Annual West Palm Beach Arts Festival will be held on December 2nd, 2017. This boutique festival will feature art, music, food, kids’ activities, and studio demonstrations. By having multiple demonstrations throughout the event, visitors can glimpse an introduction to the campus and teachers at the Armory Art Center.
Youth Classes, Audition Prep, and Art Camp
Youth classes at the Armory Art Center provide hands-on art instruction in various mediums led by professional art instructors. In 2017 the Armory Art Center will offer high-level courses intended for youth from 7th – 12th grade. Youth students can take classes in a wide variety of mediums and benefit by learning how to audition successfully for middle school or high school. In addition to our scheduled classes we also have an art camp throughout the summer.