|Photo by Andrew Colton|
By Attiyya Anthony, Sun Sentinel
Boynton's road to recovery!
"As the city develops, so does it's art," said public art administrator Debby Coles-Dobay.
The Art in Public places program requires every developer to set aside a portion of their budget to bring art into the city limits.
"Art improves creativity in everyone's daily lives," Coles-Dobay said. "Public art stimulates the focus on a cultural economy and assists with economic development."
"Corporations look at quality of life when they relocate, they don't want to move to places that don't have those services," she said.
Art has become a major part of the city's development. In February, the city hosted that nation's first ever International Kinetic Art Symposium. The event attracted over 2,000 visitors from as far away as Switzerland to watch the city's art forms in motion.
Last month, Rolando Chang Barrero — the sole-organizer for Boynton's Art District, held a community project to revitalize an old industrial area into the city's Art District.
Close to 1,500 people came out to help.
"Our art is world class art, akin to any large city. There are a lot of great artists and musicians that live here that go to Key West and other markets, we had to open the door so a market could exist here," Barrero said.
The Boynton Beach Art District
404-422 West Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, FL
contact: Rolando Chang Barrero at 786-521-1199Debby Coles-DobayBoynton Beach Art in Public Places
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