In early October, the City of Boynton Beach began installing large, iconic Albert Paley stainless steel sculptures in various locations around the downtown area. This is part of the city’s efforts for art in public places + is the unofficial kick-off to promote the new town square cultural district redevelopment project in east Boynton Beach.
The national exhibit, called “Albert on the Avenue,” is an easy, self-guided walkable 30-45-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District, and consists of six massive sculptures totaling 17 tons. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smart phone connecting with a QR-code on each of the artwork plaques.
“Art in Public Places creates a sense of place and enhances our community’s identity.” said Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager. “The Albert on the Avenue national exhibition, powerfully connects with visitors, creating cultural tourism that contributes to the City’s economic development and branding.”
Albert on the Avenue nationally recognized exhibit promotes the new Town Square Boynton Beach redevelopment project’s Cultural District in east Boynton Beach. Structured tours for groups and organizations will be available for booking by January 1, 2018. For updates keep posted on the City’s Art in Public Places website; BoyntonBeachArts.org, Facebook page; Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, Twitter; @BoyntonArts or contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager.
For more detail about each artwork please visit http://bit.ly/AlbertPaley.