Friday, April 24, 2015

Boynton Beach Art District Acclaim Recipient From The Examiner Business News!

Boynton Beach Art District
Fosters Vibrant Local Community 


"..word spreads through the grass roots of socially conscious South Florida!"

Murals by: Jonathan Fields, Rolando Chang Barrero, Vin Jo, Jennifer Chaparro
at Boynton Beach Art District, Courtesy: ActivistArtistA Bay Gates Project®


By Joseph Liberali

The Boynton Beach Art District (BBAD) has been having these Art Walk and Open mic nights, each 4th Thursday of the month, since 2011. It’s grown in popularity as BBAD racks up press and awards for best Art Walk, and also as Rolando Chang Barerro, Artist and Director of BBAD, garners his own success and for his individual artistic work.
Consequently, the numbers of those involved expand as the word spreads through the grass roots of socially conscious South Florida. Local newspapers interested in reporting on the secret gems of Southern Floridian culture have all taken a specific liking to the BBAD, which has been a sort of darling for the local press.
For good reason too, there’s a lot to like and a lot to report on, from articles concerning one of the gallery showings that are often featured there, or perhaps one of the local artists who occupy one of the many studios, or maybe for the massive murals in various artistic stylings that align the rows of walls and garage doors throughout, also vendors and artists who make the trek from all over South Florida to sell and show their individual work, as well as musicians and poets who come out to perform on the open mic, with sizzling food trucks to provide fresh cuisine, and the surrounding local communities consisting of patrons, families, and friends.

From High Profile Collectors to Trinket and Do-Dad Hoarders?

Scenes like these, and what takes place at BBAD, rely and thrive on local folk who are interested in finding that one perfect picture or painting to take over that annoying empty space on their wall. The high profile collector who absolutely needs to stay on top of the newest trendy local painter. The trinket buyers and do-dad hoarders. These are the consumers that help keep this magical, vibrant art world turning while the circus of activity of swirls like a hurricane about them in the mystical local fair ground that is known as the Boynton Beach Art District.
A person cannot fully the grasp the entire breadth of the artistic community in South Florida without making the trip to the Boynton Beach Art District at least once. This Thursday is the perfect opportunity to make that happen.