Art in Public Places Advisory Board

The Art in Public Places Advisory Board reviews and recommends to the City Council policies, programs and actions regarding art in the public realm. The Board is comprised of seven (7) members who are residents of the City with knowledge, experience or an interest in art.


Irvin Michael Lippman, Chair
Emily Gentile, Vice Chair
Peg Anderson
Andrea Doyle
Robyn Hoffberger
Deborah Sponder-Levin
Amber Tollefson

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Art In Public Places Board Selects Artists for First Mural Project

Boca Raton Art in Public Places Board with Mural Artists

After receiving 47 applications for the City's first Call to Artists, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) Board met on September 5, 2018 and selected six artists for the mural project at Red Reef Park West and six alternates. Artists will begin creating in September and the mural reveals are scheduled for October 20, 2018. Congratulations to all!

Selected Artists:

  1. Ivan Roque
  2. Craig McInnis
  3. Tom D'Auria
  4. Georgeta Fondos
  5. Kristin Pavlick
  6. Peter Agardy


  1. Ben Heller
  2. Gregory Dirr
  3. Yevgeniy (Gene) Shurakov
  4. Agata Ren
  5. Nicholas Cordes
  6. Cody Parker

AIPP Call to Artist header Now Closed

Red Reef Park West Wall Mural
"Call to Artists" Application

The City of Boca Raton Art in Public Places Advisory Board is seeking Request For Qualifications from artists for the Red Reef Park West Wall Murals. 

The City is currently accepting applications from artists skilled in visual arts (murals). The preferred artist(s) will have an extensive background in street art with proven results in public spaces, civic and community engagement to create innovative temporary public art project(s). (Documentation that demonstrates experience must be provided.) 

Proposed art should: promote the general view of the City of Boca Raton as a focal point for South Florida culture, creativity and entrepreneurial energy; encourage future public/private partnerships between local arts and culture initiatives; generate awareness of and attract support for the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center; and improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the south boardwalk entrance of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center and Red Reef West Park.



  • Aug. 31, 2018 Submission Deadline for proposal 5:00pm
  • Sept. 5, 2018 Selection of Finalists (attendance required)
  • Sept. 7, 2018 Notification to Finalists
  • Sept. 20, 2018 Submission Deadline of Final Rendering 5:00pm
  • Sept. 27, 2018 Approval of Final Renderings for Murals (attendance required)
  • Oct. 6-19, 2018 Initial preparation of wall and commencement of murals
  • Oct. 20, 2018 Mural Reveals (11:00am or other time to be determined by City)


Meeting Location

1st Floor Conference Room
City Hall
201 W. Palmetto Park Road 
Boca Raton, FL 33432


4:00 PM
(changed from 4:30 PM)
3rd Wednesday of Month

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