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Visit Boynton Beach, FL For Kinetic Art by The Sea: Sculptures That Move, Augmented Reality

It happens only once every two years and it’s starting now!  Visitors to Boynton Beach, FL can see large-scale kinetic sculptures, experience augmented reality, participate in sound and interactive art, and meet internationally renowned kinetic artists at the 4th Biennial International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium!  The official opening weekend is February 2-3 and will attract art collectors from around the world.  Producer Debby Coles Dobay, Public Arts Manager for the City of Boynton Beach is to be commended!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This event is free! It features 12 outdoor iconic works of kinetic art50 indoor educational and interactive displays and the opportunity to meet international kinetic artists.







Outdoor Exhibit:

Open 24/7    Self guided walking tour

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Downtown Boynton

 E. Ocean Ave. from NE 1st St. to Fed. Hwy., north to Boynton Beach Blvd. east to the Boynton Harbor Marina. View the 2019 Outdoor exhibit map.

Six of the 12 outdoor installations were created especially for this exhibition!




Peter Pereria



2019  Indoor Kinetic Art Exhibit Tent:

Saturday, February 2      9 am – 6 pm

Sunday, February 3           11 am – 4 pm

 114 N. Federal Hwy.  Boynton Beach, FL 

Exhibition featuring kinetic artworks 

Kinetic videos

Meet kinetic artists at their artwork

Awards announcement   3 pm Sunday





A FREE biennial event that connects to one-of-a-kind kinetic art experiences such as iconic outdoor kinetic artworks, indoor kinetic artworks, interactive installations, art and technology displays and meet international artists. 

Learn more about the International Kinetic Art event


Tom Brewitz “Birds at Pavilion”





Weekend Art Experiences:

•    Augmented Reality project and tour
•    “Moving Towards Balance” –  a kinetic community engagement activity
•    Elayna Toby Singer’s  “Moving Toward Balance” hour-long interactive community mobile making sessions that combine movement and mindfulness to restore ones internal and environmental balance.
•    Kinetic Kanopi – a community collaborative project that demonstrates sustainable practices and kinetic influenced technological innovations
•    Solar Shimmer project, a student interactive kinetic installation
•    Sun Boxes, a solar-powered sound installation Sun Boxes
•    Never-ending nature-inspired cellular bloom kinetic sculptures




Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager for the City of Boynton Beach, said, “Kinetic artworks are powered by solar, water, wind, gravity and human interaction.  Each installation has an augmented reality component to deepen the experience and, in some cases, allow visitors to enter and shape the artwork.  This is art in four dimensions.”  



The outdoor installations are accessed via an easy-to-walk self-guided tour or scheduled group tours with trained docents.  In the augmented reality experience, objects appear before your eyes through an easy-to-use app. At each sculpture the kinetic artist will describe their work on your smartphone or tablet.  For app, maps and more  




Dude Dudali by Béju



The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event in downtown Boynton Beach. The event  features 12 outdoor iconic works of kinetic art, 50 indoor educational and interactive displays and the opportunity to meet international kinetic artists. The 2019 Kinetic Art Event will include an augmented reality project and tour; Moving Toward Balance – an hour-long community mobile-making experience to promote personal balance, celebrate trees and address climate change; and Kinetic Kanopi – a community collaborative project that demonstrates sustainable practices and kinetic-influenced technological innovations.


Sofia Nikolaenko works on her kinetic project


Special opening-weekend installations include the Solar Shimmer project, a student interactive kinetic  installation; Sun Boxes, a solar powered sound installation; and never-ending nature-inspired cellular bloom kinetic sculptures.




Kinetic Art ranges from optical illusions to mechanical movement. Most kinetics are interactive, made up of parts designed to be set in motion by an internal mechanism or an external stimulus, such as a Solar, Water, Wind, Electricity or Viewer-Interactive. In contrast to fine art exhibits in galleries and studios, Kinetic Art is an interactive format that leads viewers to explore how it is made and how it moves. Some Kinetic Art installations are set up so that the observer can walk in, on, or become a part of, them. Kinetics communicates sensorial experiences, allows the artist to break barriers and often includes multiple disciplines. Because it is constantly evolving, Kinetic Art embraces new ways to use and even improve technology for everyday life.



2019 International Kinetic Art Exhibition and Symposium:

An international collaboration between

Anthony Castronovo and Eleonora Nicoletti



The Solar Shimmer project consists of a long screen or textile-like installation composed of recycled CDs and solar lanterns.  A unique design will be created that will be site – specific for Boynton Beach. The size of the proposed project is 6’ x 36’ and is composed of three panels. Students will participate by designing their own solar lanterns made with small, recycled plastic bottles. They will also assist with the installation of Solar Shimmer in which their artworks will be hung on the fence to create the pattern in the project.

Students will be engaged throughout the project and will be able to take their lanterns home at the end of the installation. The artists will provide materials in the form of PDFs and videos to engage students in an inspiring discussion of contemporary solar art, unique architectural applications of photovoltaics, and elements of sustainability such as material waste and reuse.


Close-Up of Sabeck Laudenslager’s kinetic sculpture 




Created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program, the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event held in east Boynton Beach that is free and open to the public.  This event is supported by the City of Boynton Beach, Art in Public Places and Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, CODA WORX, Art Hive Magazine, Boca Bearings, and South Tech Academy.

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  Learn more about the International Kinetic Art event.






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