Exploring Culture during MOSAIC

Cinco de Mayo is over, and you are awaiting the long haul to Memorial Day for the next holiday. You may think no excitement awaits in the moments in between, only to be introduced to summer by afternoon storms and humid air. This is the reality of South Florida, it gets uncomfortably swampy.

Not only is there entertainment this May, but many opportunities to adventure in air conditioning. This is MOSAIC month in Palm Beach County, which stands for Month of Art, Shows, Ideas and Culture. I am a culture vulture, so I joyously will be partaking in the festivities. During this month, there are a plethora of discounts to museum and art exhibits, as well as killer hotel deals. People often ask me what there is to do in Palm Beach County on a rainy day, since I’m always outdoor adventuring. MOSAIC exposed me to great PalmVentures, that can be enjoyed in rain or shine.

I got a sprinkling of what MOSAIC had to offer during late April on a very stormy day in Delray with a group of lovely lady bloggers. Discover The Palm Beaches and  Cultural Council of Palm Beach County created the perfect agenda for us ladies to explore, but not get waterlogged by the confused Florida weather.

We started the event at the Cornell Arts Museum at Old School Square, which had quirky interactive art. If you have InstaEnvy from those that made it down to Miami for the Museum of Ice Cream, Cornell will sooth your worries. The art displays are InstaWorthy and our group had way too much fun taking Boomerangs in the room of hanging daisies. The pieces on display are breathtaking, yet upbeat and fun. My favorite artist there was Stephanie Hirsch, an embroidery artist that makes strong statement pieces with motivational quotes.

Afterwards, we hitched a ride through the rain to the Arts Warehouse in Pineapple Grove. It is an art incubator that was organized by Delray’s Community Redevelopment Agency. The space serves as a museum, studio to artists in residence and hosts classes and workshops. A notable artist that has found home in the warehouse is local creative Amanda Perna, fashion designer and celebrity stylist that has found success from hard work with major designers and her own endeavors on Project Runway. Her Moroccan straw bags, pom poms and tassels made a room full of bloggers literally squeal.

How do you experience MOSIAC? Start by going to MosaicPBC.com and visit any of the 12 visitior information centers in Palm Beach County to pick up your Culture Coupon Card.

Get cultured, my friends! And as always, live global and stay local.

Much Credit due to:

Thanks to Discover The Palm Beaches, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Delray Marketing Cooperative for hosting us. Much appreciation to Caffé Luna Rosa for feeding us!

Thanks to the lovely local ladies of blogging that mingled and giggled with me. Click their names to check out their blog: Dana Brillante-Peller, Elizabeth Lewis,  Erika Villalobos, Katy Lynch, Michelle Olsen-Rogers, Skye Sherman, Wonsha Joseph.