During the inaugural FOCUS event, areas throughout Lake Worth will come alive with murals, live music, art exhibits, gallery openings and an architectural-design competition. This mural is on the south side of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s building, 601 Lake Ave. / Photos by J.D. Vivian

The first annual FOCUS event — when areas throughout the City of Lake Worth will come alive with murals, live music, art exhibits, gallery openings and an architectural-design competition — is set for Sunday through Saturday, Nov. 25-Dec. 1.

But FOCUS: A Celebration of Art, Music and Design isn’t just for adults. Kids’ events too are scheduled; so is the annual Holiday Tree Lighting.


Florida Food & Farm in downtown Lake Worth is among the sponsors. So is 120Space, at 120 N. Federal Highway in downtown Lake Worth. 120Space (www.120space.com) offers a variety of shared office spaces, from small desks to a large conference room.

Schedule of events

Week of Nov. 25 – mural transformations
When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. all week
Where: Lake Worth’s downtown and West Village (West Village is the area west of U.S. 1, along Lake and Lucerne Avenues, near the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency/HATCH building at 1121 Lucerne Ave.)

Thursday, Nov. 29 — Corridor Design Competition
What: “Envisioning Lake Worth: The Art of Florida Living,” hosted by the City of Lake Worth
When: 6 p.m.
Where: 1013 Lucerne Ave.

Friday, Nov. 30
What: Open House for the “Cultural Corridor Downtown Master Plan”
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Cultural Council, 601 Lake Ave.

Also Friday
What: Artist’s exhibit opening: Edrian Thomidis’ Visual Narrative
When: 6 p.m.
Where: HATCH, 1121 Lucerne Ave.

One of the murals on the exterior of the Lake Worth CRA/HATCH building, 1121 Lake Ave., features Salvador Dalí.

Saturday, Dec. 1
The final day of FOCUS has various events

What: A children’s event featuring the Family Yoga Zen Zone and stencil art with Jose Mendez
When: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Cultural Council, 601 Lake Ave.

What: Holiday sale; glass-blowing demonstrations
When: Sale runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; demonstrations at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3 p.m.
Where: Benzaiten Center for the Creative Arts, 1105 Second Ave. S.

The west side of the City Hall Annex, at 414 Lake Ave., in Cultural Plaza, boasts colorful designs.

What: Live music
When: Noon-5:30 p.m.
Where: Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Ave.

What: Artist Festival and Holiday Market
When: 2-8 p.m.
Where: Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Ave.

What: Lecture and book-signing by Sharon Koskoff, author of Murals in Palm Beach County
When: 3 p.m. (limited seating, by reservation only)
Where: Cultural Council, 601 Lake Ave. (www.palmbeachculture.com)

What: Holiday Tree Lighting
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Cultural Plaza, 414 Lake Ave.

For more information about FOCUS, visit focuslw.com. For info about the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency, visit www.lakeworthcra.org. For info about 120Space, visit 120Space.com.