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BROWARD PALM BEACH

March 28, 2019

If you’ve been slacking on your art appreciation, now is the time to make up for it. Art Affair in West Palm Beach boasts seven days of culture, art, and tunes to enjoy throughout the city. From a Ballet Florida performance to body chakra yoga to a downtown walking art tour, the options are endless. 

Monday through Sunday at various locations throughout CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach; artaffairwpb.com. Event prices vary.

 
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JUPITER MAGAZINE & PALM BEACHER MAGAZINE

March 2019

Take Part in a seven-day arts event in downtown WEst Palm beach beginning April 1. Art Affair will include a series of arts & cultural events such as the ninth annual Downtown West Palm Beach Arts festival and a live painting celebration on CityPlace plaza feature interactive demonstrations, workshops and more.

 

NARCITY

March 25, 2019

Are you the type of person that needs a fan to fall asleep? Well, that means you need ASMR relaxing sounds to feel at ease. Whisperlodge is the coolest ASMR spa for your senses coming to Florida next month.

Whisperlodge is a sensory spa through live ASMR that helps you relax the body and mind, expand awareness, and heighten the senses. If you're wondering, what in the world is ASMR? It stands for an autonomous sensory meridian response. It's a sensory phenomenon tingling sensation you get when you hear a sound or feel pleasurable tingles from specific visual, auditory and haptic triggers.

This is the very first in-person immersive ASMR experience that has been shown in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco. Not only is ASMR popular in these cities but it is also taking over YouTube. Florida will get its first Whisperlodge pop-up during West Palm Beach's annual Art Affair festival from April 1-7.

You will be able to experience the stimulating art of ASMR with guided group sessions at Culture Lab, a former Macy’s store turned eclectic art space. This sensory experience will feature installations by international artists like OLEK, Danny Rozin and Ivan Navarro.

Everyone participating will also experience acute sounds, gentle touch and haptic triggers for a journey towards full body relaxation.

This is probably the best way to relax after a hectic week of work, children, and Florida traffic. You will be looking forward to this multisensory art form during spring break. 

You will smell, hear, and feel things that are extremely relaxing and sleep-inducing. It's a vacation without the extra flight fares. Even though you can get DIY ASMR videos on Instagram this will be a totally different experience. 

Whisperlodge usually offers on-demand experiences for $100 for 45 minutes but currently is out of service. The Whisperlodge: Day Dream experience at CityPlace will cost $20 and you can get your tickets here. 

 
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BOCA MAGAZINE

The ninth-annual Downtown West Palm Beach Arts Festival will return April 6-7 along Rosemary Avenue, but the festivities surrounding it begin next Monday with the second-annual Art Affair—a comprehensive and immersive celebration of the visual arts that will feature live demonstrations and performances, in-store activations, art classes, 90-minute downtown walking tours of public sculptures, and more festivities. If you attended the inaugural event last year, you know it’s a blast, and event organizers are already integrating a new, woo-woo element. As featured recently on a Netflix documentary, “Whisperlodge: Day Dream,” a live meditation experience running April 4-6 in downtown’s Culture Lab, uses Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, or ASMR, to deliver its participants “pleasurable tingles” through a “narrative symphony of everyday sounds.” 

 

PALM BEACH POST

The immersive Art Affair in downtown West Palm Beach features an ASMR sensory experience, public art installations, workshops and live performances.

For one culture-packed week, CityPlace will transform into an interactive art fair. Art Affair, happening April 1 through April 7, features installations, workshops, performances, walking art tour, and a three-day pop-up of Whisperlodge, an ASMR-assisted sound meditation session. Visit the Art Affair website for more information on the full week of events.

The week wraps up with a two-day art festival. During that weekend, families can navigate through Rosemary Avenue at the 9th annual downtown West Palm Beach Art Festival, enjoying more than 100 artists exhibiting a variety of mediums including mixed-media, sculptures, ceramics and photography.

West Palm Beach Art Festival

When: Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Where: CityPlace, 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach
Cost: Free admission 
More info: Call 561-746-6615 or visit the website artfestival.com

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