Friday, July 18, 2014

BBAD ART WALK Cancellation UPDATE...Call to Lift Ban of Art Walk!


UPDATE July 18, 2014 | 9:22 am 

Meeting with District 2 Commisioner, Mack McCray, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 RESCHEDULED

Meeting with District 2 Commisioner, Mack McCray, on Thursday, July 24, 2014 RESCHEDULED

Meeting with District 2 Commisioner, Mack McCray, on Tuesday, July 31, 2014 
Confirmed

Meeting set by Communications Manager, Elenor Krusell, Friday August 1, 2014
Confirmed


The Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk Cancellation notice made public on July 16, 2014 on the Flordia Arts Association president's personal Facebook page has caused quite a stir within the arts community of South Florida and the City of Boynton Beach.

The notice which was sent on June 19, 2014 as a result of an inquiry into a Hip-Hop event called Control.Alt.Create. The notification sent by Tara J. Altman, City of Boynton Beach HR/Risk Assistant, called for all monthy events to be canceled.

It is not clear if this action will affect all city-wide events, or it is specifically targeted at the Boynton Beach Art District.

The letter efectively shuts down almost 4 years of an established signature event at the 
Boynton Beach Art District 
which has won numerous accocolades from the press including: 

and most recently.


Pro-Active Measures being called for....
Letter Campaign and Calls to City of Boynton Beach Officials:

Please state your name, place of residence, and request that the City lift the 
Ban on Arts Walks at the Botnton Beach Art District

Mayor Jerry Taylor
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310
Phone: (561) 742-6010
Email: taylorj@bbfl.us

Vice Mayor Joe Casello (District 4)
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310 Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310
Phone: (561) 742-6010
Email: caselloj@bbfl.us 

Lori LaVerriere,  City Manager
 (561) 742-6010;  fax.: (561) 742-6011
Office hours (Mon-Thu): 7:00a - 6:00p
City of Boynton Beach
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33425-0310
email: laverrierel@bbfl.us

Commissioner Mack McCray (District 2)
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd.
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310
Phone: (561) 742-6010
Email: mccraym@bbfl.us  

Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Art Manager
(561) 742-6026
City Hall - West Wing
100 E. Boynton Beach Blvd
P.O. Box 310
Boynton Beach, FL 33435-0310


   


The Letter:

"The City has never allowed monthly events as our Special Event Process is only for events that are considered “temporary”.  The City is currently looking into possibly obtaining a process to accommodate monthly events, but at this time it is undetermined as to whether we will allow monthly events in the future or how long it will take to create such a process.  If in the future we do allow for monthly events, I welcome you to apply for the permit, but until such time, all monthly events that are currently scheduled must be canceled.  However, you are still welcome to apply for a Special Event Permit for your annual events as these are considered temporary events.  I apologize for having to pass along this news to you.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me."
-Tara J.Altman

ON FACEBOOK
Rolando Chang Barrero has BLACKED OUT his profile image and pages associated with the Boynton Beach Art District until a pro-arts resoultion is established.