Tuesday, September 30, 2014

For Immediate Release: Boynton Beach Art District Celebrates 4th Anniversary with New Look this Sunday

Mural proposal by Emmanuel Gonzales

Boynton Beach Art Distict 
Celebrates 4th Anniversary with New Look and New Sound!

South Florida's highly celebrated Boynton Beach Art District is turning 4! 
The celelbrations begins this 

Sunday, October 5th with the unveiling of 

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project 2014-15
12 new murals and a walking tour from 2-4 pm. 

The festivities continue through Thursday, October 23rd with a 
Special Anniersary Art Walk
Featuring Music by
The Jon Greco Band and She's Neurotic

Both Events are Free

The Boynton Beach Art District
"Where Art Comes Alive"
located at
404-422 West Industrial Ave.

Paint it! Re-Paint!
A WPA Inspired Mural Project
The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates 

The transformation has begun and will be complete by this Sunday in time for the tour.
All are invited to come by a take a look at us now!

Artists: Jonathan Fields, Jennifer Chaparro, Gregory Dirr, Amanda Valdes,
Kazilla, Nate Dee, Danny Ferre, Chanimal, Emmanuel Gonzales,
Regitered Artist, Ivan Roque, and Nicole Galluccio.

Completed murals already on display....

Team USA by Jonathon Fields
Art for the Masses by Jennifer Chaparro

Here are a couple of the proposals accepted....

by Amanda Valdes

By Nate Dee

by Gregory Dirr

Monday, September 29, 2014

Boynton Beach Mural Project Stage for Mustang Photo Shoot

Photography: Rolando Chang Barrero
Rolando Chang Barrero's
ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project
Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave
Boynton Beach, Florida 33426
(Open to the Community All Day)

Boynton Beach Mural Project Stage for Mustang Photo Shoot

A group of young men and women car collectors by the name of 
"THE DIRTY PONIES" of South Florida, 
decended upon the City of Boynton Beach and 
gathered at Palm Beach County's most lauded outdoor mural project for a photo shoot.

The ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project which is currently in it's 4th transformation 
has served viedographers, filmakers, and photgraphers as one of the most popular 
background locations since it's inception over 3 years ago.

Here are some of the pics taken by BBAD's resident artist and curator of the project, 
Rolando Chang Barrero.  

Please contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com for information

"There is no better gift than watching the art's district being used by our community!"
-Rolando Chang Barrero

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Join The Boynton Beach Art District! Be A Part of the Best Art Scene in Palm Beach County!



The Boynton Beach Art District!

See us in.. 
and other major publications

Become a BBAD Artist Resident...
(one year lease)

Secure your space in preparation for the holiday season and for 

Participate in the Award Winning Art Walk every 4th Thursday!

Invite your clients and friends know about you and your work in
your very own professinal art studio!

Be a part of regularly scheduled tours and group visits.

Contact: BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@Gmail.com

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Palm Beach Post Today: Boynton Beach Art District to Celebrate 4th Anniversary

Artists Rolando Chang Barrero (left) and Richard Beau Lieu sit in the midst of the Boynton Beach Art District on Aug. 30, 2014. Beau Lieu founded the district in the 1980s, and Barrero helped it to blossom beginning about four years ago. (Damon Higgins / The Palm Beach Post)

Boynton Beach Art District
"Where art comes Alive" Every 4th Thursday of the Month


Special Presentation: Paint it Re-paint it! October 5, 2014
Unveiling of ActivistArtistA's Bay Gates Project 2014-2015 
Open to the Public, 24 hrs a day

Anniversary Art Walk, October, 23, 2014 | 6-11 pm

Art Synergy: Art Week 2015 Art Walk January 24, 2014 6-11 pm

Artist and appraiser Richard Beau Lieu remembers what it was like in 1986 when he first opened a studio on Industrial Avenue in Boynton Beach.
It was quiet. He was the only artist around. He was a sculptor.
He tried his best to let the public know he was there.
“It wasn’t back then an area known for art,” Beau Lieu said. “Now it is.”
What is now known as the Boynton Beach Art District was once called the Neighborhood Arts Gallery. With the help of artist Rolando Chang Barrero, Industrial Avenue has become a vibrant art scene which in October will celebrate its fourth anniversary.
Around the same time, the district will do its yearly change of the murals that line the outside walls. The artists are taking proposals and have already decided the theme for the murals will be WPA Propaganda posters* (unveiling October 5th, 2014).
The art district has 11 artists who rent studios on Industrial Avenue. The public is invited to walk around the area to view the outside murals or stop in and meet the artists. The district also offers a popular Art Walk. The walk — which also includes food trucks, music and performances — was briefly canceled over the summer because of a permitting issue but came back Aug. 28. The next walk is today.
“It’s good. It’s a good place to be. Art in Public Places is extremely well developed here,” Chang Barrero said. “When I first got here I couldn’t draw two people in here … and they were like ‘Where’s Boynton Beach?’”
Chang Barrero came to the district four years ago and re-branded the area.
Beau Lieu remembers when Chang Barrero asked if he’d be stepping on his feet in trying to market the district.
“I said ‘Hey, listen, I expended all my energy years ago. If you want to go for it, just go for it,’” Beau Lieu said. “He’s brought a lot of attention to the area.”
So Chang Barrero contacted his friends from throughout the county and told them about the district.
Chang Barrero said it was clear how important the place has become to the public when the city canceled the walk.

A mural by Craig McInnis in the Boynton Beach Art District. (Mark Edelson/The Palm Beach Post) - 
The art walk had been going on without a permit for a while and when Chang Barrero expressed plans to expand it, the city said something else had to be done. The solution is for Chang Barrero to obtain a $250 yearly permit.
“The whole township rallied behind me and the city, I guess, realized how important it was to really find a quick resolution to it,” Chang Barrero said.
Even before that, it seems the city has always in, a way, been behind the concept of an arts district.
Beau Lieu said back when he first came to the area, he fought to keep a sign up at the entrance of Industrial Avenue announcing an art gallery. Businesses would take it down and he went to city officials for help. The officials ended up siding with Beau Lieu and helped with the signage.
Chang Barrero said Boynton was a perfect fit to develop as an art district.
“Boynton Beach was prime. It was a prime area for the development of the arts,” 
he said.

Boynton Beach Art District Art Walk:
When: 7 p.m. today
Where: 406-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Palm Beach Post: Bee Art on Display by Eliot Klienberg

Artwork by Sandra Barbieri

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
“”What’s All the Buzz About?,” an exhibition of a dozen pieces of contemporary art work displaying the role of bees in South Florida’s ecosystem, will be on display from 4 p.m. Oct. 2 until 5 p.m. Oct. 4 in the lobby of Embassy Suites of West Palm Beach, 1601 Belvedere Road. The exhibit is part of the 94th annual national conference of honeybee producers, keepers, and transporters, meeting at the hotel. Call 786-521-1199 visit beekeepingconference.com.

Artwork by Cheri Mittermaier

Fine Art Exhibition

Rolando Chang Barrero at 786-521-1199, or

Dates: October 2-4, 2014

Embassy Suites of West Palm Beach
1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida  

Press Release:

West Palm Beach-Conference attendees of the 94th Annual Honey Bee Conference on October 2-4, 2014 are in for a special treat. Curator, Rolando Chang Barrero will bring selections the highly acclaimed exhibition, "What's All the BUZZ About?" for viewing at the Embassy Suites Hotel located at 1601 Belveder Road, West Palm Beach, Florida. 

The Exhibition which was originally organized for the Art on Park Gallery in Lake Park, Florida brought out hundreds of guests to the event an exposed many to some of Florida's best eco-artists.

"What's All the Buzz About?" is a Juried Exhibition of contemporary works, in all media, that will explore the relationship between the artist and the environment. The spotlight of this exhibition will be on the 
vital role of the bee in the South Florida eco-system.

Works by Amanda Michaels, George Cheskes, Jesse Etelson, Cheri Mittermaier, Jonathon Ortiz-Smykla, Nichole Galluccio, Gewn Seuling, Melanie Valentine, Sandra Barbieri, Shari Afflick, Sheri Friedman, Diane Arrieta, Kelly Rogers, and others will be on display. 

Special Presentation:

Rev. Billy Video Installation by Mary Jo Aagerstoun, Pres., Eco-Art South Florida

Organized by Curator Rolando Chang Barrero 

Exhibition Dates

October 2-4, 2014

Event Location:

Embassy Suites
1601 Belvedere Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

"What's All the Buzz About?" will benefit Palm Beach Beekeepers Assoc., a 501(c)3 Non Profit

To donate directly to Palm Beach Beekeepers Association go to:

- See more at: http://activistartista.blogspot.com/2014/09/whats-all-buzz-about-exhibition-october.html#sthash.TblJG9u3.dpuf