Art Galleries & Studios

Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Business City/State/Zip
Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460
Business Phone Number
561.508.7315
Business Website Address
What We Do


Our Mission


Our Mission is to provide a world-class fabrication center where professional artists in our community can realize their full creative potential. To connect these working artists with both children and adults to educate and inspire a much deeper understanding and appreciation of art and creative process behind it.


History


The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts was the vision of artist and entrepreneur, JB Berkow. Since thirty percent of America?s artists live in the Southeast United States, Ms. Berkow wanted to encourage young, emerging artists as well as established artists to continue living and working in South Florida. The Benzaiten Center will support these artists' efforts to create glass and metal fine art sculptures in a world-class fabrication center by providing them with extremely reasonable studio rental costs along with a gallery for showing their work. This is all in a seaside community that is an affordable location for artists to live and work.


This project began in 2010 with the development of the prospectus and business plan. The professional development team provided input and guidance about the Benzaiten concept, mission, vision and charitable purpose to establish this nonprofit organization. They also conducted a feasibility study to determine the project need in the community. In addition, JB Berkow and her team networked with civic, social, and key business leaders to gain support for the Benzaiten project.


Why did they choose Lake Worth? The City of Lake Worth and the Lake Worth CRA have been extremely supportive of the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. They consider art an integral part of the Lake Worth community. The City and the CRA support the arts and are committed to raising awareness of the arts by cultivating the Lake Worth Arts District. The Benzaiten Center is proud to be their partner and a part of this revitalization of Lake Worth.


Why the name Benzaiten? Benzaiten is the Japanese Goddess who represents all things flowing i.e., love, knowledge, music, the river and in our case hot molten glass and bronze.


Hours: Tuesday -Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm

Contact Name
JoAnne Berkow
Fused In Glass Art Studio
Business City/State/Zip
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Business Phone Number
(561) 739-8725
Business Website Address
What We Do

We are excited to offer glass fusing and mixed media classes from Beginner to Advanced.  We also offer classes in making glass jewelry, kiln operation, hidden image and more.  The best way to contact us is by e-mail as the Studio is open limited hours. All sessions are by appointment, and if there is a specific topic you are interested in please just ask us!

Thank you for your support of our Glass Arts Studio.

Contact Name
Michael Freedman and Michael D’Agostino
Laurel Hecht Fine Art Studio
Business Phone Number
216-538-2127
Business Website Address
What We Do

I have been a Professional artist since 1978, painting images that calm your mind in a world of crazy times.

I am inspired by the immense and ever-changing world of flora and fauna all around me, creating each piece of my art by integrating real life experiences, photos, and my imagination. For over 40 years, I have lived and painted in New York City; Ithaca, New York; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Cleveland, Ohio; and now in Delray Beach, Florida.

Contact Name
Laurel Hecht
The Box Gallery
Business Name
Business City/State/Zip
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Business Phone Number
(786) 521-1199
Business Website Address
What We Do

Winner of Best Art Gallery in the Palm Beaches by OUTSFL.

Contact Name
Rolando Chang Barrero