Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Lake Worth

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The Center:

The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is a nonprofit organization that is located in a Historic FEC Train Depot just a few steps from the heart of downtown Lake Worth. Located in Lake Worth’s Arts District, this 14,500 square foot permanent arts center is dedicated to living and working artists as well as to the community. The Center brings art to life, immersing the public in arts production and its creative processes, while providing direct interaction with artists from around the world.

Benzaiten supports the creation of significant new works of art, collaboration between peers across multiple media and instruction from master to emerging artists. The Center has classes for beginners and three main facilities for working artists including:

The Glassworks Studio that is a full service 4,500 square foot glass blowing studio with 2 furnaces and 3 glory holes. Perfect for glass artists who need to rent a full service studio that provides everything they could need including a cold working shop. A flame working studio will be opening in 2016.

A Gallery and Gift Shop that has over 2,000 square feet of gallery space and features unique items for sale including artists’ works who use Benzaiten’s studios to produce their fine glass art.

Opening soon: the Benzaiten Metal Works Studio, opening will provide a metal foundry that can pour 69,000 pounds of bronze per year.

Visit us to see artisans creating beautiful fine art sculptures or take classes. Come experience the excitement of creative synergy at Benzaiten. You too can become an artisan!

OUTREACH -

Arts education, support & professional development are key functions for the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. The Center will enrich the lives of many artists and impact visitors by viewing the working artists so they will have a better understanding of the efforts and work that artists expend to create fine art glassworks. We will have many programs and volunteer opportunities that will benefit children and adults including:

Visiting Artists

Gallery Openings

Programs for School Aged Children & Adults

Master Workshops for Artists

Lecture Series

Special Events for the Public



Services:

The Glassworks Studio Classes: Renowned glass artist, Rick Eggert, is the Creative Director of Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. Rick brings years of experience in the world of glass including running his own successful hotshop in Stuart, Florida. The glass studio is under his direction and will accommodate up to 8 artisans at a time. Take a class and experience the excitement of watching your creation come to life!

Studio Rentals for Artists: The Hot Shop includes glass furnaces, glass working “glory holes,” annealers, kilns, “garages,” glass blowing benches and full handling and shop equipment for 4 separate glass blowing stations. The Glassworks Flame Shop provides space and equipment for flame-working and fusing workstations, and the Cold Shop provides grinding, cutting, polishing, glass casting and sandblasting equipment. (studio rental list attached)

SUPPORT –

Overview:

Public support is critical to keep art alive in America. The Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts was founded because artists need community encouragement. Come to Benzaiten, watch artists create beautiful fine art glass and metal sculptures. Come experience, first hand, the anticipation as artisans produce unique works of art. Make a donation, become a member or contribute to our building fund to support local artists and the art they create at the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. Your gift will assist local artists while enabling visitors watch them make amazing creations a reality.
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  • We parked in the back area and walked through a busy glass blowing studio, There were numerous pieces on display that appeared somewhat amateurish. Then we entered the "museum." There was an... 
    We parked in the back area and walked through a busy glass blowing studio, There were numerous pieces on display that appeared somewhat amateurish. Then we entered the "museum." There was an...  more »
  • When my grown kids visited last December 2019, my friend offered me her reservation for the Benzaiten Center. I was sure they would say no but they seemed interested. They made floppy glass bowls and....  more
    When my grown kids visited last December 2019, my friend offered me her reservation for the Benzaiten Center. I was sure they would say no but they seemed interested. They made floppy glass bowls and....  more »
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  • Very cool location. Staff/volunteers very informative and friendly. Beautiful show room with hand made glad pieces. Worth the visit!!!
  • Hungout and watched a glass blowing class. Instructors were extremely nice and answered all of my questions. Highly recommend!

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