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Starting this week, the City of Boca Raton will feature the six artists selected for the very first Art in Public Places (AIPP) project: the Red Reef Park West Wall Mural. After receiving 47 applications for the project, the City's AIPP Advisory Board selected these individual artists based on their extensive professional backgrounds in street art and their concept designs for the mural. The project will promote Boca Raton as a focal point for South Florida culture, creativity and entrepreneurial energy and will attract support for the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center by improving the appearance of the south boardwalk entrance. The artists will be painting their assigned walls from October 6 - October 19.
The public unveiling will be held on October 20, 2018 from 9am to 11:30am at 1371 N Ocean Blvd. For more details visit the Event Page.
Established in January 2018, the Art in Public Places (AIPP) Advisory Board was created to enrich and enhance the City's public environment and landscapes through creative collaborations with local artists. The goal is to provide a cultural experience for residents and visitors. The seven-member board is made up of residents in the Boca Raton community who have knowledge or interests in public arts.
Meet Peter Agardy - Meet our 5th mural artists selected by the Art in Public Places Advisory Board and hear why he applied for this mural project.
"It will kind of go with the trend of a lot of cities that have caught on board with murals, sculptures."
Meet Tom D'Auria - Hear from our 4th mural artist selected by the Art in Public Places Advisory Board and what he thinks about art in the Boca Raton community.
"I was hoping my mural would be a reflection of the natural surrounding here."
Meet Georgeta Fondos - Hear from our 3rd mural artist selected by the Art in Public Places Advisory Board.
"When I think of Boca, I think of something colorful, bright, optimistic."
Meet Kristin Pavlick - Hear from our second mural artist selected by the Art in Public Places Advisory Board and how she caught the "public art bug."
"I don't remember life without paint."
Meet Craig McInnis - Hear what inspires Craig and why he wanted to participate in this exciting project here in our City.
"Boca is already beautiful but a little more color wouldn't hurt."