Last updated: 2/1/2017
Tequesta, Florida
373 Tequesta Drive
Tequesta, FL 33469
phone: 561-746-3101
fax: 561-746-3241
Monday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM
Groups will receive a docent-guided tour through current exhibition. Tours will take 45 minutes to complete. Groups will have access to all exhibitions.
Members free, Non-members $5.00
Free on Saturdays
Free. Donations Accepted.
General Admission: $5
Adults: $5
Seniors: $5
Seniors (over 65): $5
Military: Free
Military (with ID): Free
Members: free
Members: Free
Students (): Free
Children (6-17): $3
Museum Type(s)
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Nancy Politsch, Executive Director
Evelyne Bates, Volunteer Coordinator, Visitor Relations and Historian
Janeen Mason, Curator
Sheila Mcdonald-Bell, Director of Events and Marketing
Sarah Nastri, Data and Media Manager
Sheri Gansz, Administrative Assistant and Visitor Relations
Cynthia Trone, Director of Education
Jennifer Chaparro, Communications and Outreach
Will McComb, Ceramic Resident
Penny Robb, School of Art Concierge

The Lighthouse ArtCenter is known for showcasing artists with local to international reputations. The Museum offers tours, lectures and special events. Art classes for children and adults are offered at the School of Art in painting, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry and more. Workshops with renowned artists are offered several times a year. Summer enrichment ArtCamps available for children ages 4 to 12. Every 3rd Thursday is a special event, with passed hors d'oeuvres and wine, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., such as an art opening, lecture or performance. Facility rental is also available.

Our School of Art is designed to serve the membership and community by providing art instruction for pre-K through adult by offering a variety of studio programs designed for artists and would-be artists at all levels of interest and skill.

Our art Outreach is an educational curriculum designed to collaborate with other neighboring organizations helping them develop creative talents and skills not realized through traditional methods of teaching. The program serves children K-12, children of migrant workers, physically and mentally challenged teens and adults, elderly citizens in residential settings and teens at risk.

Plein Air Festival

Every March, the Lighthouse ArtCenter holds its annual Plein Air Festival. Award-winning juried artists come from around the country to paint and compete for prizes during the four-day festival. On the fourth day is a quick-draw paint out in which anyone can compete as long as he or she registers. The paintings are available for sale in the Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum and are highly valued by collectors.

Art Supply Store, Gift Store and Artists' Guild Gallery

The Lighthouse ArtCenter School of Art has an art supply store with items handpicked by the ArtCenter's instructors. In the gift shop, there are ceramics, artist-made clothing, jewelry, books by local authors, greeting cards and more. The Artists' Guild Gallery features paintings, sculpture, photography and more.

History of the Lighthouse ArtCenter

Lighthouse ArtCenter began in 1964 when eight local women got together to form an artists’ group. The first organized event came in the early part of 1964 when a local bank offered up their wall space to the community’s local artists to show their work. Artists came from the surrounding communities south from Lake Worth and north to Stuart. The basic ambitions of the group to continue with art shows of local talent were the foundations for what would later become the Lighthouse ArtCenter; community shows with local artists, classes in different mediums for anyone who wanted to learn, gallery and classroom space. A second art show was scheduled with the students of Jupiter Junior and Senior High School. The show was judged by Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Norton who became very interested in the newly formed group with its aims and ambitions. Mr. Norton guaranteed a lease and remodeled a building for their use and served as first Director. Mr. Norton once said, “The growth of the Gallery into the area’s cultural center, was not even considered at the time of its founding. I now realize, at this time, how much the Gallery has grown in stature. It is indeed an integral part of our community."


The Lighthouse ArtCenter, a member-supported nonprofit organization, provides visual and performing arts for the community through unique collections, engaging exhibitions and cultural programs, a dynamic School of Art and diverse outreach activities.


Lecture Halls

Performance Areas



Susan S. Bardin, Laurel Brower, David Click, Esq., Patricia DeAloia, Peter Gloggner, Donaldson E. Hearing, Catherine Helowicz, Barbara Kirsch, Colette Meyer, Esq., Jane O’Neill, Anne Palumbo, Ph.D., Tim Peters, Ruth Petzold, Frederick B. Putney, Rosalie Roush, Susan Namm Spencer, Robert Trevisani, Tricia Trimble and Roseanne Williams


Access: Members

Appointment required: No


Wheelchair Accessible




Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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