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Raphael Clemente, executive director of the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authority; Avery Sommers, in the role of Bessie Smith in the Arts Garage production of The Devil’s Music; the Choral Society of the Palm Beaches; Maltz Jupiter Theatre’s Youth Touring Company; park rangers from John D. MacArthur Beach State Park; dancers with Ballet Palm Beach; local celebrity chefs like Clay Conley; and – all the way from Poland – the Meccore String Quartet. Locals who “See the Arts Through a Different Lens” are sharing their stories using the hashtag #ShadesOfCulture. Roger Amidon, general manager of Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa, was among the first to get on board. Images of the resort’s staff wearing the aqua sunglasses can be seen on the campaign’s dedicated webpage – “We’re known here as Florida’s Cultural Capital®,” Amdion says. “[Cultural Council CEO and President] Rena Blades and her team have set the pace and many other counties are trying to follow our lead.” Each photograph posted on Facebook, Twitter or