Public Art Projects

The City's Art in Public Places Program recognizes public art throughout our City.  Coming to downtown Boynton Beach on February 2 and 3 - the International Kinetic Art exhibit. Learn more. 


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"Waterhole #3" greets visitors entering the Boynton Town Center.

Public art creates character and can be an identifying marker and often a meeting place where people gather.

eternal%20324%20x%20324.jpgLocation: Carolyn Sims Community Center at Wilson Park, 225 NW 12th Ave
Art Title:  "Eternal Vision”
Year:  2007
The "Eternal Vision" Public Art Memorial project celebrates Carolyn Sims' contribution to the quality of life in Boynton Beach.  Learn more.

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Location: 209 NW 9th Court facing MLK Blvd.
Art title: “Neighborhood Vibes”  
Year: 2009
Neighborhood Vibes is a community public art project that transformed a 25' high x 100' long racquetball court wall into Graffiti Mural.  Learn more.

Location: 2300 High Ridge Road
Art title: “Celebration” 
Year:  2009
George Gadson's "In Celebration of Children and Families" offers a symbol of the Children's Services Council's commitment to our county's children.  It further stands as a reminder of the site's natural beauty and commitment to preserving the natural preserves and habitat to the east and west of the building.  George's creations complement the building's contemporary design, while paying tribute to the fabric and foundation of the community –their children and their families.

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Art Title: ”The Last Pasture," "Waterhole #3" and "Eight Horses”
Location: Boynton Town Center
Year: 2009
Mark Fuller's design intent was to preserved the history of the community and enhance the Center's shopping experience. The public art sculptures, ”The Last Pasture" and "Waterhole #3”, sited in traffic circles symbolically creates an island of pasture surrounded by the unnatural man-made environment. These installations are visual metaphors of the shrinking rural environments. "Eight Horses” are colorfully painted and silver framed horse portraits by Dublin, Ireland artist Fionnuella Mary Collins, neighboring the horse sculptures and pay tribute to the site's previous residents. 

butterfly%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: “Old Dixie EcoWalk”
Location: Old Dixie Hwy. side of Seabourn Cove residential community, 3501 S. Federal Hwy.
Year: 2009
Lucy Keshavarz’s “Old Dixie EcoWalk” is an eco art project that reforested a utility easement into a habitat that attracts and sustains butterfly wildlife.  Learn more.

bid red fire image eocLocation: 2080 High Ridge Road
Art title: "Big Red"
Year:  2009
"Brotherhood in Mourning" created and donated by Ray Altman, Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Division Chief depicts a firefighter sitting on a park bench while looking at a piece of steel beam, a part of the World Trade Center donated by the 9-11 Foundation. Learn more
 

jaycee%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: “Interpretive Public Art Markers” 
Location: 2600 S. Federal Highway
Year: 2009

Through integrated public art and site interpretation planning, public artist Lucy Keshavarz and interpretive consultant Linda Emerson have created a holistic experience at Jaycee Park that educates and inspires visitors to understand estuary ecology, its direct connection to the Gulf Stream ecosystem and Boynton Beach’s rich fishing and cultural heritage.

Jaycee Park Interpretative Public Art Markers will serves as educational tool for visitors to learn the historic, present and future importance of the City’s mangrove estuaries. This project was funded with a match using City Park impact fees and a F.I.N.D., Florida Inland Navigation District grant award.

ode%20to%20Boynton%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: Murals
Location: 2010 North Federal Highway (Harvey E. Oyer Park)
Year:  2010
Peter Agardy, an accomplished graffiti and public artist, was commissioned to create artwork that expresses the Harvey E. Oyer Jr. Park’s character, proximity to the Boynton Beach Inlet, City’s tag line, “Gateway to the Gulfstream,” historical connection to Boynton’s fishing community and nautical lifestyle. Learn more. 

dicks%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: "On the Green"
Location: 515 N. Congress Ave
Year:  2010
Stephanie Jaffe Werner’s functional, whimsical and interactive 8’w x 4’d x 24” h sculptural artwork consists of three colorful fiberglass golf tees set into a hand cut porcelain and Smalti glass tile mosaic golf green. 
 

baps%20324%20x%20324.jpg Art Title:  “Man with Chisel”
Location: 541 SE 18th Ave.
Year: 2010

This sculpture is an Indian sandstone sculpted by SOMPURA artists who practice stone-work for generations; it represents one’s life for happiness, success and peace of mind. The sculpture depicts a person who is sculpting his own self out of a piece of rock.

in%20the%20beginning%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: Seacrest Streetscape: In the Beginning", “The Journey”  and “The Future” 
Location: Corners of MLK Blvd. & Seacrest Blvd.
Year: 2011

On the corner of MLK and Seacrest, are three colorful laser cut aluminum gateway panels that were completed in the summer of 2011 as part of the Seacrest Streetscape project.  Learn more. 

walmart%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: “The Gulfstream” 
Location: 3625 S. Federal Hwy.
Year: 2012

"The GulfStream" sculpture greets visitors entering the city of Boynton Beach from the south on US 1. Artist Frank Varga created the piece, located at the northwest corner of Gulfstream Boulevard and South Federal Highway (US 1). 

pnc%20bank%20wall%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title:  "Mangrove Gate”
Location: 1520 South Federal Hwy
Year: 2012

The public art green wall by Matt Rowan, Environmental Artist and Designer and Jonathan Toner Landscape Architect is an opportunity to not only add a striking and beautiful landmark to PNC bank building, but to create a thought provoking and constantly changing eco art project. Their objective was to heighten awareness of the larger environment that surrounds it.  Learn more.

emerging%20mangrove%20324%20%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: Emerging Mangrove
Location: 2626 North Federal Highway
Year: 2017

Lucy Keshavarz’s, “Emerging Mangrove” speaks to the name of the community and is inspired by its location along the Intracoastal Waterway,” said Fred Vandercook, Division President of K. Hovnanian® Homes Southeast Florida. “Like the meaning of Casa Del Mar, mangroves on our shoreline are also a very important ‘house of the sea’.”  Learn more.

 

cavalcade%20324%20x%20324.jpgArt Title: Cavalcade
Location: 101 S Federal Hwy.
Year: 2018

A colorful iconic 8.5 ton sculpture, titled “Cavalcade", reaches 40-feet into the sky, making it the tallest public art in the Palm Beaches. Cavalcade is a permanent Paley sculpture commissioned by the developers of 500 Ocean. Albert Paley, one of the world’s prominent metal sculptors, created this sculpture to provide a dramatic silhouette when accented against the sky. The spire-like shapes projecting into the sky engage the quality and play of sunlight and provide a dramatic contrast with the sky. The vertical elements are Albert's interpretation of palm fronds.  Although the sculpture is not kinetic, the interlaced folded metal shapes indicate movement as if they are being articulated by the air from the sea. As the sun traverses, the play of light and shade dramatically increases the sculptures dynamism. 

water you and i Art Title: "Water, You And I”  
Location: 124 E. Woolbright Rd.
Year: 2018

The haiku inscribed at the top of a public art structure at the East Water Treatment Plant is intended to symbolize the source of water and suggest the story of the 24 MGD plant: 

Water, you and I
  Sky Falling Thru Sand and Stone 
 Are You Thirsty Yet


Learn more. 

opus%20324%20x%20324%20.jpgOpus is an Environmental Art Project by Rick Beau Lieu that was installed at Oceanfront Park, 6415 N. Ocean Blvd. as part of the parks renovation. It serves to educate visitors about the undeveloped, pristine beach that is essential for the existence of marine life.

2 sculptures provide intimate reflection in the park located at 297-101 NE 6th St. “Large Green Butterfly” is a stained glass and copper dragonfly by Jo Chamness and “Lace Bass” is steel abstract guitar sculpture by Jaak Kindberg.

bling%20324%20x%20324%20.jpgA 15’ tall stainless steel and dichroic glass kinetic sculpture by Texas artist Jim LePaso spins and glimmers amongst the mangroves trees.

12 “tiki” people are made by “Tiki “Tom Bazinet from recycled found objects connect the community to the environment. Located at 700 NE 4th Ave.

cavalcade%20324%20x%20324.jpg101 S Federal Hwy.
A colorful iconic 8.5 ton sculpture, titled “Cavalcade", reaches 40-feet into the sky, making it the tallest public art in the Palm Beaches. Cavalcade is a permanent Paley sculpture commissioned by the developers of 500 Ocean. Albert Paley, one of the world’s prominent metal sculptors created this sculpture to provide a dramatic silhouette when accented against the sky. The spire-like shapes projecting into the sky engage the quality and play of sunlight and provide a dramatic contrast with the sky. The vertical elements are Alberts interpretation of palm fronds. Although the sculpture is not kinetic, the interlaced folded metal shapes indicate movement as if they are being articulated by the air from the sea. As the sun traverses, the play of light and shade dramatically increases the sculptures dynamism. 
 

sun%20and%20moon%20324%20x%20324.jpgJeff Kahn’s stainless steel and aluminum kinetic sculpture was permanently placed at 735 Casa Lome Blvd. The kinetic elements reflect the sun and moon rotation above the horizon.

three%20lanterns%20324%20x%20324%20.jpgThree architecturally inspired lazer cut metal lanterns by Dee Dee Morrison
hang high in the majestic banyan trees located at 100 NE 4th St. At night they are illuminated by LED lights.
 

healing%20gardens%20324%20x%20324.jpgA whimsy bird suiting passerby was sculpted by Walter Palmer. The holistic veterinary clinic wanted to welcome all animal to their facility located at 222 West Boynton Beach Blvd. 

tree%20in%20wind%20324%20x%20324%20.jpgArtist George Sacaris created this kinetic sculpture that has a tree like structure and moves gently in the wind. Located at 1301-1315 West BoyntonBeach Blvd.

Water flows over polished rocks with bronze sea oats that were sculptured by Frank Varga soothing visitors to this rehab facility located at 3111 W. Boynton Beach Blvd.

aspen%20glen%20324%20x%20324.jpgArtists Suzi K. Edwards and Leo Urban created this public space located at 7216 Lawerence Rd. It depicts an Aspen Tree mosaic mural made with with venetian, vitreous and ceramic smaltri glass, cut stone and seashells with stone veneer, cedar trellis, pained stucco. It includes a bench surrounded by lush landscape and is lit at night for visibility and safety.

A prominent feature of the Mausoleum Chapel located at 1611 S. Seacrest Blvd. are the stained glass windows and mausoleum crypts created by world renowned artist Conrad Pickel.

water%20you%20and%20i%20324%20x%20324.jpgThe haiku inscribed at the top of a public art structure at the East Water Treatment Plant is intended to symbolize the source of water and suggest the story of the 24 MGD plant: 
Water, you and I
  Sky Falling Thru Sand and Stone 
 Are You Thirsty Yet
      One element – a 16-foot square pavilion with a drinking water fountain in the center - is constructed of 316 Stainless Steel plate mounted on structural steel framing. Designs in the polished plates, created by either flame cutting or various sized drillings, allow water and light to enter, suggest the sky, earth and water flow. The Haiku is visible on the inside surface of an opening that rings the top-center of the 14-foot high structure. 
     Serving as a gathering place called the “Water Pavilion”, inside is a popular drinking fountain with an integral pet fountain near the bottom, and a bottle filling station which is heavily used by the public. Access is by a paved walkway that meanders through the ½-acre passive park. Named the Harmening Arbor Memorial Park, several trees in the park were dedicated to honor individuals.  
     The second element – displayed on a portion of a preexisting 164-foot long and 6-foot high wall which partially shields and separates the plant from the park – consists of five aluminum panels, each 10-foot long and 3-foot high and covered with vinyl reflective film. Colorful graphic images depicting the sky, flowing water, and an aquifer blend with blue paint on the wall.   
     By day, natural light reflects off the non-directionally polished stainless steel of the “Water Pavilion” and the vinyl on decorative wall. At night, strategically placed LED lights and spot lights illuminate the art work. 
 Both elements of public art were created by the Iowa based professional artist team of David Dahlquist and Matt Niebuhr. Their concept - called “Water, You and I” - was chosen from more than 35 respondents to a call-to-artists.  All artist’s submissions were requested to deliver public education and demonstrate the value and process of the City’s drinking water systems.    
 

anticpated%20harvest%20324%20x%20324.jpgIncluded in the freshly renovated shopping center located at 508 E. Woolbright Road. public artist Mark Fuller was commissioned to create three 12 foot sculptures. Each sculpture comprised of six aluminum 'leaf clusters' create vertical columns that greet visitors to the plaza’s open center. The public artwork titled “The Anticipated Harvest” pay homage to our tropical Florida paradise.

emerging%20mangrove%20324%20%20x%20324.jpg1520 South Federal Hwy
The public art green wall by Matt Rowan, Environmental Artist and Designer and Jonathan Toner Landscape Architect is an opportunity to not only add a striking and beautiful landmark to PNC bank building, but to create a thought provoking and constantly changing eco art project. Their objective was to heighten awareness of the larger environment that surrounds it. A wall screen element covered with a flowering vine, wraps the south and east façade, cools the building and defines the entryway. An educational signage featured on one of the CorTEN steel mangrove sculptural elements explains to the public the local flora and fauna on site, as well as the sustainable building aspects that PNC has implemented in this LEED certified building. 
 

Three carved Carerra marble statues by unknown artists welcome clients to this speciality medical center located at 1342 Seacrest Blvd.

horses%20324%20x%20324.jpgMark Fuller's design intent was to preserved the history of the community and enhanced the shopping experience at the Boynton Town Center located at Congress Ave. The public art sculptures, ”The Last Pasture" and "Waterhole #3”, sited in traffic circles symbolically creates an island of pasture surrounded by the unnatural manmade environment.
These installations are visual metaphors of the shrinking rural environments. "Eight Horses” are colorfully painted and silver framed horse portraits by Dublin, Ireland artist Fionnuella Mary Collins, neighboring the horse sculptures and pay tribute to the site's previous residents.

dicks%20324%20x%20324.jpg515 N. Congress Ave
Stephanie Jaffe Werner’s functional, whimsical and interactive 8’w x 4’d x 24” h sculptural artwork consists of three colorful fiberglass golf tees set into a hand cut porcelain and Smalti glass tile mosaic golf green. 
 

friendship%20rings%20324%20%20x%20324.jpgArtist Debbie Marucci created this colorful fun pay experience that greets visitors and children to this daycare facility located at 601 N. Congress Ave.

mosaic%20art%20324%20x%20324%20.jpgArtist Suzi K. Edwards created the glass and tile mosaic in the corner of this newly renovated plaza. Located at 4740-4796 N. Congress Ave.

harmony%20leaves%20324%20x%20324.jpgPublic artist Beth Ravitz created a functional metal screen that relates to the parks “Fish Camp” theme. Sway Fun Wall

emerging%20mangrove%20324%20%20x%20324.jpg2626 North Federal Highway
Lucy Keshavarz’s, “Emerging Mangrove” speaks to the name of the community and is inspired by its location along the Intracoastal Waterway,” said Fred Vandercook, Division President of K. Hovnanian® Homes Southeast Florida. “Like the meaning of Casa Del Mar, mangroves on our shoreline are also a very important ‘house of the sea’.”
The highly recognizable red mangrove or “walking” mangrove sculpture is integrated into the community’s entry wall along US1, and appears to be “emerging” from the wall. The 12’ high x 31’ long x 1’ deep sculpture depicts a mangle of branching powder coated aluminum roots, custom tile leaves embedded into the cast stone  “tree” with water tiles and the waves that swirl with the tides all glittering in the sun.
 

gateway%20324%20x%20324%20.jpg2010 North Federal Highway
Peter Agardy, an accomplished graffiti and public artist, was commissioned to create artwork that expresses the Boat Club Park’s character, proximity to the Boynton Beach Inlet, City’s tag line, “Gateway to the Gulfstream,” historical connection to Boynton’s fishing community and nautical lifestyle.

The mural on the retaining wall that greets you as you drive towards the boat ramp depicts the ocean, it’s importance and relationship to the community. For Peter’s concept he consider what the ocean brings to the community and incorporated marine wildlife such as fish, sea turtles, coral reef and birds. He added a little twist on the classic underwater scene with abstract elements to give the mural a ‘painterly touch’.

The second mural which is installed on the boat ramp round-about wall pays homage to Boynton’s historic fishing community and today’s conservation focus of the tag and release sailfish practices. Artist Peter Agardy, a Boynton Beach native, incorporates his memories of fishing, diving and surfing the waters off the coast. The park has been a true staple in his life and is the entry point to our beautiful coast.
 

umbrella%20palm%20324%20x%20324.jpgThis tile mural designed by Leo Urban and sculpted by Tracy Rosof-Petersen depicts an umbrella sage plant in full bloom that evokes the healing antifungal antioxidant and antibacterial properties of the plant used in the medical profession located at 709 South Federal Hwy.

man%20with%20chisel%20324%20x%20324.jpgIs an Indian sandstone sculpted by SOMPURA artists who practice stone-work for generations which represents one’s life for happiness, success and peace of mind. The sculpture depicts a person who is sculpting his own self out of a piece of rock. Located at 541 SE 18th Ave.

Historian Janet DeVries selected several prominent historical black & white images that were (or still are) in Boynton Beach. They were applied to the windows of this popular eatery located at 1470 SW 8th St.  The owners have  been a part of the Boynton Community for many years and wanted to celebrate it’s history.

the%20family%20324%20x%20324%20.jpgThis whimsical sculpture created by Peter Otfinoski is made out of recycled painted metal materials is located at 2600 N. Federal Hwy.

public%20markers%20324%20x%20324%20.jpg2600 S. Federal Highway

Through integrated public art and site interpretation planning, public artist Lucy Keshavarz and interpretive consultant Linda Emerson have created a holistic experience at Jaycee Park that educates and inspires visitors to understand estuary ecology, its direct connection to the Gulf Stream ecosystem and Boynton Beach’s rich fishing and cultural heritage.
Jaycee Park Interpretative Public Art Markers will serves as educational tool for visitors to learn the historic, present and future importance of the City’s mangrove estuaries. This project was funded with a match using City Park impact fees and a F.I.N.D., Florida Inland Navigation District grant award.
 

This gear shaped metal bike rack was created by Steve Di Leonardo and is located at 3330 South Federal Hwy.

old%20dixie%20324%20x%20324.jpgOld Dixie Hwy. side of Seabourn Cove residential community located at 3501 S. Federal Hwy.
Lucy Keshavarz’s “Old Dixie EcoWalk” is an eco art project that reforested a utility easement into a habitat that attracts and sustains butterfly wildlife.  Over 62 species of Florida native plants, provide food and shelter for native butterflies, wildlife and a welcoming environment for the human species. A lush pedestrian pathway in the reforested area – about a quarter of a mile long and fifty feet wide – includes carved Florida cap rock sculptures used as resting spots, bases for plant identification tiles, educational interpretive panels and butterfly watering basins. The informational panels actively encourage the public to learn about the benefits of this new wildlife habitat and the project’s energy saving community. The canopy will reduce the Heat Island Effect and CO2 levels, while the artistic elements provide an aesthetic quality and educational opportunities about sustainable practices. Old Dixie EcoWalk is an active resource for organizations such as the North America Butterfly Association (NABA) and the Florida Native Plant Society, landscape professionals as well as for area schools and museums. It demonstrates how enjoyable and necessary sustainable design is for all species.
To create the Old Dixie EcoWalk eco public at project, Lucy Keshavarz, Art & Culture Group, Inc. and David Bodker, Landscape Architecture/Planning, Inc. consulted with scientists and Lepidoptera professionals, Mary R. Truglio, Wildlife Biologist with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Division of Habitat & Species Conservation; Alana Edwards, Education & Training Coordinator with FAU's Center for Environmental Studies; and Jaret C. Daniels, PHD, Assistant Curator & Assistant Director of Education with McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, University of Florida.
 

gulfstream%20statue%20324%20x%20324.jpg3625 S. Federal Hwy.
"The GulfStream" sculpture greets visitors entering the city of Boynton Beach from the south on US 1. Artist Frank Varga created the piece, located at the northwest corner of Gulfstream Boulevard and South Federal Highway (US 1). 

Two abstract 15 foot high stainless steel marlin sculptures are depicted working together in their natural environment to surround a school of a 3’ diameter bait fish made of bronze verdigris, that are huddled in a ball configuration to protect their numbers. A tiered base with bronze "Boynton Beach" letters are illuminated by LED lighting.

This is the first such public art sculpture in the nation to adorn a Wal Mart store.