Leave it to a creatively inclined mind to look at a row of warehouses in a nondescript industrial area off of I-95 and see beyond the urban sprawl and instead see the possible site for a burgeoning arts district. That’s just what gallery owner Rolando Chang Barrero saw in Boynton Beach nearly five years ago. Now, the Boynton Beach Arts District is home to some of the most eclectic gallery strolls and showings of multidisciplinary art in Palm Beach County, winning Barrero and friends New Times’ designation as Best Art Walk and Best Exhibition in 2014. See what is in store for the new year when the Boynton Beach Arts District Art Walk 2015 takes place Saturday. The free revelry begins around 4 p.m. with murals, vendors, live music, open studios, and beer and wine. The art walk (held from 406 to 422 W. Industrial Ave. in Boynton Beach) also marks the grand reopening of Barrero’s ActivistArtistA studio, which closes down during the summer and reopens for season in January. ActivistArtistA will house the new show “Take a Piece of My Heart,” a group exhibit featuring relics, paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Call 786-521-1199, or email BoyntonBeachArtDistrict@gmail.com.
Sat., Jan. 24, 2015