WEST PALM BEACH -- One of South Florida's most progressive cities is turning its downtown into an engine for the growth of arts, entertainment and culture. The West Palm Beach Arts & Entertainment District (A&E District), a partnership of more than 20 venues in West Palm Beach and Palm Beach, launches on Nov. 13, at 1:30 p.m. with a celebration at the Downtown West Palm Beach Waterfront Pavilion, 101 S. Flagler Drive.
"The A&E District will foster local cultural development and generate real value by creating economic opportunities. In addition to enhancing the impact of our arts and cultural assets, the concept is a powerful economic development tool. Restaurants like to cluster around galleries and cultural destinations. We expect inquires about available Downtown locations to surge once we achieve significant awareness," said West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Associate Director Teneka James.