Saturday, March 25, 2017

ART CALL: #Artists4BlackLivesMatter Comes to Palm Beach County:

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Exhibition and Workshop

Artists for Black Lives Matter Exhibition at ActivistArtistA Gallery
During the KeroWACKED Multimedia Festival

DEADLINE for Submissions For Exhibition: April 10, 2017

For Exhibition on Sunday, April 16th 2017 at The Boynton Beach Art District during the KeroWACKED Multimedia Festival
Details: 12 x 12 panels of cardboard, (cut from a box, or an old album cover will suffice!) 
Theme: Expressions of solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter.

It can be poetry, paintings, slogans, collages, with themes of honoring the fallen, envisioning futures, exalting the lives of black people- however you want to express yourself on it. We spray painted panels white and then worked on it, but do what feels right for you. 

Action: After the exhibition is over, the panels will travel with #Artists4BlackLivesMatter to future events and exhibitions.

Requirents: Add #ArtistsForBlackLivesMatter #a4blm somewhere on the piece, and we hope to take pictures of them out and about under these hashtags. And hopefully others will take pictures and post them as well. 


We will gather at the Boynton Beach Art District to make 12 x 12 cardboard panels for the latest Artists for Black Lives Matter Panel Wall exhibition! 

Artists for Black Lives Matter #a4blm is dedicated to intersectionality and would love to see plenty of that being expressed through art.
Artistic ability is helpful but not needed. EVERYONE's voice matters!
Please join us for productive discussion, fun conversation, drinks and Popcorn
Please feel free to bring art supplies & old magazines to contribute to the panel making.


Artists for Black Lives Matter Exhibition and Workshop

Sunday, April 16th 2017

ActivistArtistA Gallery
KeroWACKED Multimedia Festival

The Boynton Beach Art District
410 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426

Drop off date and shipping info:
No Later Than April 10, 2017

The Box Gallery

811 Belvedere Road

West Palm Beach, Florida 33405

Friday, March 24, 2017

In The Sun Sentinel: Today Federal cuts prompt artist's 10-hour free expression event

President Donald Trump has put forth his proposed budget, which calls for the elimination of funding for the National Endowment of the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Other cuts include the departments of Education and Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency programs, among many others. 
Artist Rolando Chang Barrero, who runs the ActivistArtistA Gallery in Boynton Beach and the Box Gallery in West Palm Beach, and his fellow artists are reacting to proposed budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts.
For his upcoming KeroWACKED Show at the Boynton Beach Arts District, Barrero said he is organizing "Sound Out Loud," a 10-hour open-mic event for people to express their First Amendment rights "as if they might not have this opportunity again."
Forty people will get their turn at the microphone for 15 minutes each from noon to 10 p.m. April 16 at ActivistArtistA, 422 W. Industrial Ave. Email to reserve a spot.
A companion exhibit, "Lest We Forget," remembers the Holocaust and the results of what happens when government separates people by religion and/or nationality, Barrero said.
"The ideas for these shows came about as a direct result of the current political climate and Trump's policies," he said. Continue to full story.

Sound Out Loud!
Sponsored by ActivistArtistAFare Play, and The Box Gallery 

April 16, 2017 | 12-10P

Monday, March 20, 2017

Free Tickets to The 6th Annual KeroWACKED Multimedia Fest at BBAD

Vendors Opportunities! Contact

Live Music + Dancing + Open Studios + Open Mic
Food Trucks + Art Vendors + Egg Hunt + Murals
Street Painting for kids + Workshops + More

Monday, March 13, 2017

Boynton Beach Art District gets a mention on SmartMeetings .com

Smart Meetings magazine covers the latest meetings industry news, trends, corporate event planning, emerging technology, and updates on the best venues and destinations throughout the world with a North American focus. We have a BPA subscription of 44,000 qualified meeting professionals. 

South Florida: 

A Flourishing World Cultural Capital

South Florida has come a long way as a destination

Only a few decades ago, South Florida was often called a “cultural desert,” even by its own residents. Many also noted, sadly, that the sidewalks “rolled up” every summer, meaning that cultural events and facilities were even scarcer during the warmer months......con't
......The Palm Beaches, too, are creating colorful arts districts. In Boynton Beach, the Neighborhood Arts District (Boynton Beach Art District/ BBAD) is a former industrial area where abandoned bulldozers—and just about anything else available—now serve as canvases for a growing community of artists. Downtown Lake Worth has metamorphosed into a huge outdoor gallery in which old buildings are adorned with bright murals. Just across the Intracoastal Waterway, the wealthy village of Palm Beach has some of the finest art galleries in America.Got to:

About Boynton Beach Art District
The Boynton Beach Art District, located at 410 W. Industrial Ave., just west of Interstate 95, has 11 working artists who occupy 11 industrial warehouse studios.A wide variety of artists make their home in the district, including kinetic artists, graffiti artists, tattoo artists, metal sculptors, muralists, stone carvers, painters, performance artists and musicians.The art district’s vibrant leader, Rolando Barrero, a Miami native with Cuban roots, says when he first moved to Boynton Beach, the industrial space where the district now thrives was laden with crime.But now the district is an alternative contemporary art scene brimming with life that sponsors open mic nights, monthly art walks, exhibitions and special events.The murals pictured are part of an outdoor exhibition called the ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project curated by Barrero in conjunction with the Palm Beach County Cultural Council’s #ShadesOfCultureCampaign.

Coming up at the Boynton Beach Art District....