ARTS GARAGE Announces Eclectic & Exciting Fall Season

ARTS GARAGE/Creative City Collaborative
Announces an Eclectic and Exciting
2011 - 2012 Fall Season

Creative City Collaborative premieres its first season of jazz entertainment, performing arts, and art exhibitions at the Arts Garage, Delray's unique multi-disciplinary arts facility. 

Arts Garage, the wildly successful brainchild of the Creative City Collaborative (The Collaborative), has become the venue of choice for a diverse array of local, national, and international performers as well as a preferred destination for South Florida arts seekers and aficionados. Opened in April 2011, Arts Garage is a 5,500 square-foot facility designed specifically for multi-disciplinary art performances and exhibitions.  

Arts Garage is managed and programmed by The Collaborative, whose mission is to engage emerging artists and cultural innovators; to facilitate an exchange of art and ideas; and to present cutting-edge, interdisciplinary performances and exhibitions. Its goal is to transform Delray Beach into a boutique metropolitan city through arts and culture, and to become a premiere venue for artists and patrons alike. Centrally located in the heart of beautiful Delray Beach, the Arts Garage casually intimate ambiance perfectly reflects the downtown feel of the City. Patrons particularly enjoy the B.Y.O.W. (Bring Your Own Whatever!) policy, whereby they are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks to enjoy during performances.  

The Collaborative announced it will launch its first full performing arts season in October. The season will be divided into three segments: Fall-Winter: October - January; Winter-Spring: February - May; and Summer: June - September. 

The Fall-Winter season will begin with live.arts. This - the Collaborative's signature production - will encompass an array of artistic disciplines including spoken word, movement, music, and live visual arts creation. The Collaborative's core team of distinguished artists will use the theme of Creation to explore their various art forms. Patrons will be invited to Meet and Greet the Artists and key Arts Garage staff members during a wine and cheese reception following the performances. "live.arts. embodies our vision of bringing all art forms together not only under one roof, but onto one stage," says Alyona Ushe, The Collaborative's Executive Director. "This evening is very special to us, since it will introduce the audience to the Arts Garage' creative and administrative team." 

The Fall-Winter season will also expand the Collaborative's sold-out Jazz Project series to include icons as well as legend-in-the making jazz vocalists, violinists, saxophonists and concert pianists. Some of last year's favorite performers will return, including JESSE JONES, JR., four time Grammy Award winner FEDERICO BRITOS, and two time Latin Grammy Award winner ED CALLE. Legendary jazz vocalist Nicole Henry will kick off The Jazz Project season, and an array of new jazz luminaries will follow: TROY ANDERSON AND THE WONDERFUL WORLD BAND, PAULETTE DOZIER, ERIC ALLISON QUARTET and WENDY PEDERSEN. Season subscriptions are available and include a complementary ticket(s) to any other performance at Arts Garage (pending availability). 

Other exciting new Arts Garage series will include Classical Explosion, a chamber music series presented in collaboration with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra; Divas in Art, Delray's newest cabaret featuring entertainment by female illusionists; and The Jace Vek Experience, starring Emmy award winning composer and concert pianist Jace Vek. Combining the piano with the latest cutting edge digital musical technology, Jace will perform his own compositions accompanied by a captivatingly eclectic assortment of sounds - from symphonic to electronic fusion. "Jace brings an exciting new dimension to Arts Garage programming," says Ushe. "Delray is a magnet for creative forces, and Arts Garage is a perfect stage for exploration and creativity. Jace personifies both concepts with a vengeance!" 

Urban Underground is the newest signature series at Arts Garage. Scheduled to begin in November, Urban Underground concerts will offer an exciting blend of R & B, Reggae, Jazz, and Hip-Hop, and will showcase some of the area's finest local and regional musicians performing with Arts Garage' own house band. The December 3rd concert will feature Palm Beach County musician Eric Biddines, who has been compared to Outkast and Cee-lo. Biddines has released a successful mixtape, "Da Coffee Shop" and recently the EP "A Story About Love." Featured on regional radio and in some of the hottest nightspots, ‘Eric B' is one of the future leaders of Hip-Hop. 

Other new partnerships are also in the works: On October 9th, The Collaborative and the Alliance Française will feature Guillaume Vincent, winner of France's prestigious Long-Thibaud competition. On November 4th, Puppet Rampage - The Slam! will be presented in collaboration with Puppet Network & World and Eye Arts Center. (Be aware - "this ain't no kiddie show!") And on December 3rd, The Collaborative will partner with the Palm Beach Opera to present A Taste of Opera featuring opera's most beloved arias, duets and ensembles, including excerpts from Palm Beach Opera's current season, musical theater favorites and standard American songs. 

All performances take place at Arts Garage, 180 N.E. First Street (lower level of the Old School Square Parking Garage). 

The events at Arts Garage typically sell out and patrons are encouraged to buy their tickets online in advance to guarantee a seat.

Tickets for all Arts Garage performances and events are available at: or, or by calling 561-450-6375 .


(8 PM, Second and fourth Saturday of each month)

Nicole Henry, October 8, 2011

JESSE JONES, JR., October 22, 2011


FEDERICO BRITOS, November 26, 2011

PAULETTE DOZIER, December 10, 2011

ERIC ALLISON QUARTET, December 24, 2011

ED CALLE, January 14, 2012

WENDY PEDERSEN, January 28, 2012  

(7 PM, Last Sunday of each month, no performance on December 25)

October 30, 2011

November 27, 2011

January 29, 2012 


Sunday, October 2, 2011: Beethoven, String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132

Friday, November 11, 2011: Jeffrey Chapell, piano, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blues

Thursday, December 15, 2011: Dvorak Piano Quartet in E Flat Minor

Sunday, January 15, 2012: Schumann, Piano and String Quartet  

(8 PM, Third Saturday of each month, except in October)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday, January 21, 2012 


(9 PM, First Saturday of each month, starting November 5)

November 5, 2011

December 3, 2011

January 7, 2011 


Saturday, October 1, 2011, 8 PM ~ Creation! Season Opening Night Celebration 

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 6 PM

In Collaboration with Alliance Française:

Guillaume Vincent

Winner of France's prestigious Long-Thibaud Competition 

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 6 PM

Saints and Sinners presented by PeterMark Salon

Fundraising event benefiting Make a Wish Foundation 

Friday, November 4, 2011, 9 PM

Puppet Rampage - The Slam!

In Collaboration with Puppet Network & World and Eye Arts Center

...This ain't no kiddie show.... 

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 6 PM

Battle of the Bands (Delray Beach Youth Competition)

Presented by Teen Center 

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 9 PM

Urban Underground 

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 6 PM

Afternoon @ the Opera

In Collaboration with Palm Beach Opera 

Fall-Winter Schedule at a Glance at Arts Garage: 


Saturday, October 1, 2011 8 PM: ~ Creation! Season Opening Night Celebration

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 6 PM: Classical Explosion - Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor, Opus 132

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Nicole Henry

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 7:30 PM: Alliance Française

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 6 PM: Saints and Sinners

Friday, October 21, 2011, 7:30 PM: The Jace Vek Experience

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Jesse Jones Jr.

Saturday, October 29, 2011, 8 PM: Night of the Dead ~ Zombie Prom

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 7 PM: Divas in Art 


Friday, November 4, 2011, 9 PM: Puppetry Rampage

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 9 PM: Urban Underground

Friday, November 11, 2011, 7 PM: Classical Explosion ~ Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Saturday, November 12, 2011, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Troy Anderson

Saturday, November 19, 2011, 8 PM: The Jace Vek Experience

Saturday, November 26, 2011, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Frederico Britos

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 7 PM: Divas in Art 


Saturday, December 3, 2011, 9 PM: Urban Underground

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Paulette Dozier

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 6 PM: Taste of Opera

Thursday, December 15, 2011, 7:30
PM: Classical Explosion ~ Dvorak Piano Quartet
Saturday, December 17, 2011, 8 PM: The Jace Vek Experience

Saturday, December 24, 2011, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Eric Allison Quartet


Saturday, January 7, 2012, 9 PM: Urban Underground

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Ed Calle

Sunday, January 15, 2012, 6 PM: Schumann, Piano and String Quintet

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 8 PM: The Jace Vek Experience

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 8 PM: Jazz Project ~ Wendy Pedersen

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 7 PM: Divas in Art

Creative City Collaboration is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization created to build the cultural infrastructure that celebrates Delray Beach as a creative, authentic and intimate City. The Collaborative is tasked with implementing the City's cultural plan, adopted by the City Commission in 2006 and CRA Plan's Arts Based Economic Development Program. 

Major funding for the Creative City Collaborative is provided by the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA).


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