CityPlace Mall is your destination for events of any sort this summer! Whether you are looking for dinner and a movie, shopping, or a community event, you need not look any further than CityPlace. Our searchable events calendar is full of West Palm Beach events for every need, family friendly, celebration, or night life.
What is EG2
Educational Gallery Group, EG2, is an organization dedicated to encouraging and exhibiting visual and performing arts in Palm Beach. It is made of up visual and performing arts teachers, community members, and enthusiasts. In addition to providing arts courses for local middle and high school students, EG2 also prides itself on creating opportunities for students to showcase their work. EG2 is also the local overseer of the prestigious National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. These public show opportunities allow students to foster self-pride and give community members a chance to keep abreast of the young talent in their communities.
City Place Art Wall
In the Fall of 2010, Macy’s at CityPlace offered a place for EG2 to have an art installation on their exterior wall. EG2 designed a set of large frames that look like windows in the space. They then selected a variety of student art works and reproduced them on a large scale. These projects included paintings, photos, and digital media and were created by local students from various middle and high schools. The artwork has been changed annually and the students were given the option to purchase their special prints. While a mall might not seem like a natural choice to display student art work, many people make CityPlace a destination, which offers a wide swath of the community the opportunity to view the work of young artists
Pop Up Gallery
As an extension of the continued partnership, CityPlace has gifted EG2 with a temporary gallery space inside the mall. EG2 will be using this space for both classes and exhibition space. Located next to Anthropologie, EG2 Art Gallery will display the art of local students.
Being exhibited now are past Art Wall featured works and the 2017 Catwalk Student Fashion Showcase. The Art Wall features will showcase Art Wall prints from the past seven years that the Art Wall has existed at CityPlace, some of whom are Scholastic Gold and Silver Key art award winners. Students created their Catwalk 2017 designs after participating in workshops focused on sewing skills and the use of recycled materials. The Catwalk Showcase was entirely student designed, modeled, and emceed. These designs will be on display until August 2nd in the EG2 Pop Up Gallery at CityPlace. The gallery is open to the public on Mondays from 4-7pm, Saturdays from 4-8pm, and on Sundays from 3-6pm.
Opening on Friday, August 11, the EG2 Pop Up Gallery will be exhibiting student art works from the summer workshops run by EG2, including the workshops held at the Pop Up Gallery at CityPlace. The EG2 Summer Academy and Young Artists Exhibition will hold its opening event from 4-7pm on August 11 and run through September 7th. Summer courses include drawing, painting, sculpting, illustration, mixed media, printmaking, figure drawing, and dramatics courses for students. The exhibition will feature interactive and rotating exhibits made by some of the most talented young minds in West Palm Beach County!
CityPlace prides itself on being not just a mall but a destination! When you are planning an evening out, CityPlace should be your first and only stop for special occasions or make every day special. Now through October 15th you can enjoy CityPlace’s OnTap event, drink specials on the patios of over 10 restaurants. Or CityPlace’s Night Out event through October 31st. For just $60 per pair, you and a special someone can enjoy valet parking, a dinner for two and a movie for two. Or if fitness is your thing, join us for free Workout Wednesdays on the Plaza, the last Wednesday of every month at 7 pm. Every day you can stop by and tests your skills with classic games on the plaza, challenge someone to a giant game of chess or checkers.
Whatever your entertainment need, you will find plenty of variety at your local CityPlace mall. All of West Palm Beach will be checking in this summer for fun and games!