Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Boynton Beach Art District

Boynton Beach Art District

422 W. Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Where Art Comes Alive!
Every 4th Thursday of the month!

BBAD, Boynton Beach Art District
serves as an incubator space where all art forms including urban gardens a scene dedicated to creating an environment where art comes alive. 

786/ 521-1199

Palm Beach County

An alternative contemporary art scene has quietly been growing over the years amid rows of industrial warehouses where rusty bulldozers serve as easels for artwork; where abstract metal sculptures complement the industrial strip; and where a shaded sitting area next to a studio gallery offers a homey nook as big trucks zoom by.- City of Boynton Beach

Boca/Delray Magazine: 

Taste History Culinary Tour 
Boca Woods Country Club to Boynton Beach Art District

Tasty Tour. Residents from the Boca 
Woods Country Club were treated to an
epicurean delight on a recent Taste History
Culinary Tour of Historic Delray Beach and 
Boynton Beach, The tour infused food tastings,
art viewing and history with visits to seven eateries
plus art galleries, and tours of the Pineapple 
Grove Arts District and the Boynton Beach Art
District. The tour was organized and led by Lori
J. Durante who developed the non-profit Taste 
History Culinary Tour Program.

Read more here: BOCADELRAY LIFE

Palm Beach County
Convention and Visitors Bureau

Boynton Beach Art District

"Palm Beach's most vibrant and exciting place to see art, enjoy music..."

Boynton Beach Art District
Boynton Beach is Palm Beach's most vibrant and exciting place to see art, enjoy music, and participate in many education programs. Monthly Art Walks are scheduled for the 4th Thursday of the month. Art buffs or anyone interested in something cool, genuine, and local are behooved to take note of this expanding community. There are live events and art sales there regularly.
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Press and Reviews About BBAD


ActivistArtistA Wins!


Best of Broward / Palm Beach® 2013

Best Art Walk - 2013

ActivistArtistA Gallery

422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

BBAD on Thursdays: Art WALK
Every 4th Thursday of the Month

ActivistArtistA Art Walk

The strip of warehouses off of Boynton Beach's Industrial Avenue, just a block west of I-95, was home to old machine parts, drab façades, and a couple of high-end galleries that have been around since the '80s. Now, it's nearly all filled with art. Things began to turn around for the area when artist and gallery owner Rolando Chang Barrero moved up from South Beach, turning his studio into a gallery and taking the reins on the newly developing Boynton Beach Arts District. With a crew of like-minded arts advocates including Lea Vendetta, Andrew Ackerman, Alexia Hemingway, and Chan Shepard of the KeroWACKED Crew, a growing collection of projects meant to infuse and inspire the area with art, and new galleries popping up like weeds, it's no surprise a monthly art walk brings in the community. Apart from spearheading the Bay Gates Project, which assigns a different artist to paint a warehouse gate each month, Barrero's ActivistArtistA gallery also sponsors the Boynton Beach Arts District Art Walk. Visitors can expect to see open galleries and studio spaces, open-jam musical performances, food trucks, raffles, and lots more arts-fueled surprises on the fourth Thursday of each month.


Sun Sentinel : Boynton's road to recovery!

Photo by Andrew Colton
By Attiyya Anthony, Sun Sentinel
Boynton's road to recovery!
"As the city develops, so does it's art," said public art administrator Debby Coles-Dobay.
The Art in Public places program requires every developer to set aside a portion of their budget to bring art into the city limits.
"Art improves creativity in everyone's daily lives," Coles-Dobay said. "Public art stimulates the focus on a cultural economy and assists with economic development."
"Corporations look at quality of life when they relocate, they don't want to move to places that don't have those services," she said.
Art has become a major part of the city's development. In February, the city hosted that nation's first ever International Kinetic Art Symposium. The event attracted over 2,000 visitors from as far away as Switzerland to watch the city's art forms in motion.
Last month, Rolando Chang Barrero — the sole-organizer for Boynton's Art District, held a community project to revitalize an old industrial area into the city's Art District.
Close to 1,500 people came out to help.
"Our art is world class art, akin to any large city. There are a lot of great artists and musicians that live here that go to Key West and other markets, we had to open the door so a market could exist here," Barrero said.
The Boynton Beach Art District 
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, FL
contact: Rolando Chang Barrero at 786-521-1199

Think Tank Brings out the Brass

ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
An outdoor exhibition
curated by
Rolando Chang Barrero
located at
The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

The latest incarnation of the lauded ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project is called"Inspiring Works."
The 2015-2016 Project Concept:
Inspiring Works
1. Create works of art based on inspiring quotes by people who influenced the muralist.
2. Murals are to be completed in a 2 day period from October 10-11, 2015.

Selected Artists 2015-2016:
 Eduardo Mendieta, Ripes, Sami Makela, Kelcie McQuaid, Pascual Bartolo and students of Boynton Beach High School, Renda Writer, Jonathan Fields, Patricia Awapara, Melissa Martinez, Marcos Conde, and Dalhia Patrice Perryman 

Selected Artists from 2011-2016:
Chanimal, Seez, H2O, Craig McInnis, Serafima Sokolov, Paul Caprio, Eduardo Mendieta, Nate Dee,
Rolando Chang Barrero, Groe, Venom, Mayer1, BULKS, Diane Arrieta, Jonathan Fields, Nicole Galluccio, Vin Jo,Jennifer Chapparo, Gina Black with Students of Pope Jhon Paul 11, JeFe, Registered Artist, Ivan Roque, Pluto, Tony Hernandez, Flick, KWAK, Wink, Emmanuel Gonzalez, GRAB, Nino Liguori. Kazilla, Amanda Valdez, and Danny Ferrer.

ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project Murals Currently on Exhibit:

Gregory Dirr

"I can't go back to yesterday - because I was a different person then."
-Lewis Carroll

Diane Arrieta

"Save the Whales"

Sami Makela

-Margaret Mead
Rolando Chang Barrero

“Wear Life Like a Loose Garment”
-St. Francis
Created as a Tribute to Women and Breast Cancer Awarenes

Eduardo Medieta


Patricia Awapara


Rolando Chang Barrero
"America the Beautiful"
-katharine Lee Bates

Pascual Bartolo and Boynton Beach High Students

"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength"-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Renda Writer
"Be as you wish to seem"-Socrates

Patrice Simmons

" It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

Marcos Conde
"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle." -Albert Einstein

Melissa Martinez

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars."- Khalil Gibran 


The ActivistArtiststA Bay Gates Project began in mid 2011 to the sound of a local santero playing his conga drum while artist Chan Shepherd created a brown skinned Babalú Ayé a/k/a San Lázaro to the bay gate of the recently opened ActivistArtistA Gallery at what is now recognized as the Boynton Beach Art District. 

Rolando Chang Barrero initiated the outdoor exhibition project with the assistance of Boynton Beach's Public Arts Administrator, Debby Coles-Dobay, who was instrumental in getting an addendum to allow the murals at the Boynton Beach Art District located in Boynton Beach's Industrial Park area. 
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KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest April 24, 2016 Vendor Information


12 Hour MultiMedia Fest Celebrating 

Jack Kerouac Allen Ginsberg Neal Cassady and the Beat Generation

Vendor Information:

Sunday, April 24 2016 | 11-11 PM

410 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

We look forward to your participation!
Here is the information needed.

How to secure a space at KeroWACKED

Artist Fee is $50
Non Artist Fee $50

Food Trucks $50 ( Must be City of Boynton Beach Certified MVU )

MUST Be Paid by April 1, 2016

You need to go to and pay

You will be given a 10' x 10' space and access to power.
You provide you own tent, tables, lights, outdoor electrical cords and multi-plug power strips.

Sunday, April 24 2016 | 11-11 PM
Set up is at 10 AM
Break Down at 10 PM

410 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

Artist Fee is $50
Non Artist Fee $50
You need to go to and pay

"Where Art Comes Alive!"
404-422 West Industrial Ave.
Boynton Beach, Florida 33427