Public Arts in Boynton Beach


James and I live in and own a gallery in Boynton Beach and my studio is in Delray Beach. We eat, sleep and talk art, the business of it and live an art filled life.

We are going into our third year on Ocean Ave and are just amazed at all the growth, construction and change that we see going on around us.

We are incredibly excited as we watch Boynton Beach develop into a thriving community that supports the arts which is the reason we set up shop here. Our goal is to stay and grow with the community of Boynton Beach, Avenue of the arts!

You can only imagine how ecstatic we were when the Albert Paley sculptures were installed. The first time I saw "Cavalcade" at 500 Ocean, my heart skipped a beat. I love the color and energy of the piece and if you study the sculpture closely you can see the care, skill and craftsmanship that went into its creation. I also love the golden one that sits on Seacrest. James loves the rusted one that sits alongside Kenny's. The sculptures have been a source of much debate and conversation in our lives and in the Boynton community. Regardless of our options it is evident that we are living with public art, we are talking and debating about public art, and we are learning and understanding different perspectives related to public art. 

We applaud the City of Boynton for being a risk taker and taking a stand to support public Art, and couldn’t be prouder of the local community.

I want to sincerely congratulate and thank Debbie Coles-Dobay and Art in Public Places for enriching our lives! The city of Boynton Beach is officially on the artistic map of our growing and changing country!

I bring up all of this because The Vice Mayor, Justin Katz, has asked to have the subject of “Public Art” added to the November 7th City Commission agenda. The City Manager confirmed that it will be on the November 7 agenda under new business. The meeting begins at 6:30pm in the City Hall Chambers. Vice Mayor Justin Katz will lead the discussion with his fellow Commissioners.

You can learn more about Art in Public Places at their site here:

Come voice your option at the meeting!

- Amanda J.

Amanda Johnson