All Ages Invited To Participate As Back Alley Mural Festival Returns For Third Year On November 4th & 5th

It’s time again to step outside the box and enjoy an outdoor celebration of color and creation in Tequesta. Stop by the 3rd Back Alley Mural Festival, a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. Julie Silk Beaumont of the Village Art Studios and the LighthouseArtCenter welcome 20 local artists who will create large-scale murals on a 200-foot long outdoor wall in the alley behind Gallery Square North.  Visitors can enjoy watching the acrylic paintings come alive. Children are invited to bring their creativity and join the fun at the end of the alley at the Kid’s Tent! And it’s all free!  The Rickie Report shares the details and some photos from last year.     (561) 746-3101






Saturday, November 4

9 am – 5 pm


Sunday, November 5

Noon – 3 pm






]Marta Llorens, winner second place in 2015




The Back Alley Mural Festival is a collaborative, community event held at Gallery Square North in Tequesta, on November 4 and 5, 2017. The festival runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm on Saturday and from 12 noon to 3:00pm on Sunday. Presented by the Lighthouse ArtCenter, the festival is a celebration of the power of art in public places. The murals create conversation, foster new friendships, provide artistic inspiration, and fuel a growing sense of community in the small Village of Tequesta.


Jennifer Chaparro, winner second place in 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell




Julie Silk Beaumont, muralist and owner of Village Art Studios says, “I saw the potential of creating a local, neighborhood art-centered outdoor painting event especially for our year-round residents or ‘sunbirds’, so we intentionally scheduled the event before the arrival of the busy ‘snowbird’ season.”


Julie Allen, 2016, Photo by Craig Houdeshell


There are still have a few spots available for artists to paint at the festival. Artists can go online to our website and download the application. Paints are provided, bring your own brushes and ladders. Art must be family-friendly.

Sponsored by the Lighthouse ArtCenter and the Village Art Studios. Sponsors still needed, for more information, contact Jennifer Chaparro, Communications Director at the Lighthouse ArtCenter, (561) 748-8737.


Back Alley Mural Festival Saturday, 2016. Photo by Craig Houdeshell




The Lighthouse ArtCenter is a member-supported nonprofit 501(c)(3) community arts organization, providing excellence in art exhibitions, instruction, education and outreach for all ages. For more information on the Lighthouse ArtCenter Gallery, School of Art, exhibitions, programs and events, visit or call (561) 746-3101.



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Don’t Miss A Minute Of ArtSynergy Events In Conjunction With ArtPalmBeach2016

The Palm Beaches will be vibrating with art when ArtPalmBeach returns on January 20, 2016 to celebrate its 19th year at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. The fair will feature 85 international exhibitors, installation projects, art video labs, and SCULPT Palm Beach featuring a major large scale public art sculpture on the Palm Beach County Convention Center entrance plaza.  Art Synergy in collaboration with ArtPalmBeach will produce more than 65 exhibitions, January 15 – 30th throughout the nine Palm Beach County Art Districts during Art Palm Beach week. The nine art districts are: Antique Row, Artists Alley Delray, Boynton Beach Art District, Lake Park and North Palm Beach Art District, Lake Worth Arts, Northwood Village, West Palm Beach, and Worth Avenue.  The Rickie Report shares Highlights






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Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery: ArtSynergy presents ‘Mixing It Up’ at Marjorie S. Fisher Gallery All Media Group Exhibition. Reception on Friday, January 22nd (6pm to 8:30pm) – $10 Entry Donation. Sponsored by Civil Society Brewing and the West Palm Beach CRA. In conjunction with ArtSynergy, ArtPalmBeach and the Northwood ArtX ArtWalks. Featured Artists Include: Julie Silk Beaumont, Steve Brouse, Anthony Burks Sr., Robert Catapano, M.C. Desorcy, Ren Dittfield, David Hayes, Greg Matthews, Craig McInnis, Henriett Michel, John Rachell, Barry Seidman…
Exhibition runs from January 5th to January 30th and is Free during regular Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm.



Rolando Chang Barrero Fine Art Gallery will be presenting “Wet Foot / Dry Foot : 4 Cubans Conditions and Contributions.” Opening Reception January 15, 2016 | 6-9 PM. Continues through ArtWeek2016 in collaboration with Art Synergy and ArtPalmBeach.




The Urban Arts Lofts presents “Art Junction” on Saturday, January 23rd. The artists at the Urban Arts Lofts (UAL) invite you to an evening of sculpture, metalworking, photography, ceramics & custom built wood workings. The Lofts will feature several nationally known artists.For more information log onto: Studios open at noon. Special reception from 6-9 pm.Free Event!




ActivistArtistA Gallery presents “Snapshots! The Artist Gaze, opening reception January 28, 2016 6-10 PM.




Back Alley Art Festival The Lake Park Art District In conjunction with Art Palm Beach and ART Synergy we will be hosting The Back Alley Art Festival (Hopefully first annual)! Live painting and murals all night long.  Much more info coming so please stay tuned.  Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida.




CONTINUUM is a pop-up art exhibition by Art Synergy in the Arts & Entertainment District in downtown West Palm Beach that takes place during ArtPalmBeach Week. Jan. 21 to Jan. 30 at 522 Clematis Street.




The Armory Center will be featuring three exhibitions during Art Palm Beach Week “The Women of Vision”, Rising Waters: an exhibition of recent works by Mags Harries and River: an installation by Mags Harries and Lajos Heder. “The Women of Vision” will feature sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics and mixed media. Rising Waters is an exhibition by Boston based artist Mag Harries it is an ironic and poignant commentary on the dilemma of “Rising Waters”-our inability to grasp it on an individual level and our societal refusal to deal with the effects of global warming already so evident in South Florida. River, the installation by Boston based artists Mags Harries and Lajos Heder of water, light, and shadow creates an apparition of a river from one bucket of water. January 16- February 12, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.




Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts will be featuring a glass blowing demonstration with contemporary glass artist Laura Donefer. Donefer has been a driving force in the Canadian glass movement for 18 years, she has curated many exhibits to show Canadian work including a major one in Tucson, Arizona entitled “North of the Border”.  Partners in this venture are McMow Art Glass and Habatat Galleries.  Artists will be selling their hand made fine crafts from 2 – 9 pm.




Bold Beauty Project, ArtPalmBeach has partnered with the Bold Beauty Project and famed photographer Robert Zuckerman to bring the Bold Beauty Project photography exhibit to Art Palm Beach 2016. This innovative visual arts event showcases women who dare to expose their disabilities. The models boldly face the photographer’s lens, and through the process, they uncover their beauty, sensuality and strength to break the molds of conventional beauty.




FOTOfusion at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre is the International Festival of Photography and Digital Imaging. In its 21st year it will feature Portfolio Reviews by 100 Experts, Mini FOTOshoots, seminars & panel discussions, hands-on computer labs, multimedia presentations, photography & digital art exhibitions, book signings & gallery walks and fuse and schmooze parties. Jan.19- Jan. 23.




Whitespace Collection: Collectors Breakfast featuring artist Rita Montlack and her exhibition “XXL Photographs; A Historical Survey of Contemporary Photography”. This private collection art exhibition space will be open to the public for the annual Art Palm Beach Collectors Breakfast and viewing of this private collection and featured exhibition January 24, Breakfast- 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, collection will remain open until 4:00 p.m. Whitespace will also have a booth at ArtPalmbeach in the Convention Center.




Norton Museum of Art will be exhibiting Vincent van Gogh’s “The Poplars at Saint-Rémy , the piece was painted in the same community, and in the same year, as The Starry Night, during a period when van Gogh was hospitalized. Additionally, the Norton will be exhibiting the “Portrait of Mademoiselle Hortense Valpinçon”, which has been rarely – if ever – been exhibited in the southeast United States.




Society of the Four Arts Exhibition on Screen: “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” Hailed as the most successful exhibition in Tate Modern’s history, you can now catch “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs” at the Four Arts”, featuring exclusive new footage from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Acclaimed British actor Simon Russell Beale brings insight and emotion to the words of Henri Matisse himself, while actor Rupert Young (Merlin) narrates. Saturday, January 23, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Society of the Four Arts.




Boca Raton Museum of Art presents Dames: Portraits by Norman Sunshine. During a period of convalescence when he could not paint as he once was able to do, Sunshine delved into the digital world of art making and searched for subjects of style and substance. In doing so he was taken with notable women; their poise, their composure, and their self-assurance. Among those who have posed for him are art patron Agnes Gund, philanthropist Nancy Kissinger, and Anne Sutherland Fuchs, former publisher of Vogue, Woman’s Day, and Elle.




The Lighthouse ArtCenter: “The Manoogian Collection: Two Centuries of American Art”. Considered to be one of the most significant private collections of American art compiled during the 20th century. This landmark exhibition includes 19th and 20th-century American paintings. Dr. Anne Palumbo lecture, “The Statue of Liberty as an American Icon” Thursday, January 21, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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“Best Of The Best” Exhibit 2016 At Art On Park Gallery In Lake Park

Artists Of Palm Beach County‘s Art On Park Gallery announces “The Best Of The Best Exhibit 2016“. The Opening Reception takes place on Friday, January 8th from 5 – 8 pm and is free to attend. The Rickie Report shares the information and urges you to stop by, as the Exhibit continues through February 13th. Artists of Palm Beach County is offering a Free Admission Pass for 2 to ArtPalmBeach2016.  Stop by the gallery for details. Check out Calligraphy classes, Jewelry making classes, a special Mail Art Workshop (free) and the Back Alley Art Festival!









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Opening Reception:

Friday, January 8th

5 to 8 PM

Exhibit Runs January 04 to February 13, 2016





Gallery Hours:  Monday – Saturday Noon – 6pm


APBC Art on Park Gallery
800 Park Avenue         Lake Park FL 33403

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APBC Art on Park is a gallery of local artists of all disciplines, bringing you original art in a variety of mediums and price points.  In addition, classes are offered as well as free workshops.  




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The BACK ALLEY Art Festival
Friday, January 22, 2016
Noon to 10PM
Join us for a day of special events, classes, demonstrations and more! 10% off all items purchased at Art on Park Gallery. Walk the Alley behind Brewhouse, Art on Park and Easel Art Supply.

Saturday, January 23rd
from 1 to 2:30PM
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Call For Mural Artists, Artists, Crafters For “Back Alley Art Fest”

In conjunction with ArtPalmBeach and ART Synergy,  “The Back Alley Art Festival” in the Lake Park Art District announces a Call To Mural Artists, Artists and Crafters. On Friday, January 22 from Noon to 11 pm, there will be Live painting and murals all night long! Food from Diner Dogs Inc. & Woodys Burgers Florida. This event stretches from Easel Art Supply in the 800 block of Park Avenue, to APBC Art on Park Gallery and extends all the way down to the 700 block ending at The Brewhouse Gallery.The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to make your reservation now!  Spaces for tents are availableArt lovers and Art Patrons: Mark Your Calendars!




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Back Alley Art Festival @

The Lake Park Art District

Friday, January 22, 2016

Noon – 11 PM

The Brewhouse Gallery

720 Park Ave.    Lake Park, FL. 33403


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11:00 Set up

12 noon – Event begins, murals underway!

1 PM – Easel Art Supply demo

3 PM Artists of Palm Beach County

5 PM – Acoustic Music (TBA)

8 PM – Music from Sub Groove Music. @Brewhouse & Auction Drawing!






Potential Muralists –

You must be preapproved and registered to paint on one of our temporary structures. Please arrange with Craig McInnis through email :  There is no cost to participate (We strongly urge you to help us grow the event by securing a vendor space for only $25)


Potential Exhibitors –

Vendor booths are available but space is limited. 10′ x 10′ reserved section to set up a table and/or tent. Art related businesses, artists, and crafters welcome. $25 due upon set up the day of, cash or check. Must email to reserve.  Must be Original Art and Original Craft – NO RESALE!  Bring your own lights for your set up, as the event continues past sunset.



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