The city and the art walk’s organizer Rolando Chang Barrero met today after the city said the walk wasn’t going to be allowed anymore.
Here’s a statement from Barrero:
“In a short meeting held today at the City of Boynton Beach City Hall the long awaited “process”, was laid out. The Florida Arts Association, the not-for-profit that organizes the Art Walk, was given a set of clear steps to attain a yearly permit. Although the permit process will go through the Arts Commission and then must be approved, there was no doubt that the new process will be approved.
Cost for the permit will be at a substansial savings to the Art District if it were to apply monthly for the Special Events Permit.
This agreement will also allow the Florida Arts Association to keep the names: Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk, and Boynton Beach Live which are the names which have been branded over the last few years.
Many thanks are due to the City of Boynton Beach, the resident artists of BBAD, the art community of Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties, the press, and all of our friends and supporters throughout the country!
Celebrate with us! Let’s BBAD on Thursday!!
AUGUST 28, 2014 | 6-11 PM
-Rolando Chang Barrero”