ART SYNERGY is a countywide movement to unify and promote the diverse culture of our vibrant arts community.
In early 2013 with the help (and at the urging of) nationally known artist / activist Frank Basta Jr; Craig McInnis and Rolando Barrero (local artists and activists themselves) created a THINK TANK. Dedicated to finding solutions instead of dwelling on problems, the THINK TANK was a forum for local artists of all kinds to come together and discuss ideas to help the local scene grow.
The first initiative Rolando and Craig wanted to tackle was a program of events to coincide with Art Palm Beach; in hopes that the local scene could benefit from the popular art event much like Miami has benefitted from Art Basel. Soon it was named ART SYNERGY and took shape.
As of October 2013 it includes 4 art districts, Boynton Beach (Art Al Fresco / BBAD) Lake Worth (LULA) / West Palm Beach (CONTINUUM) and Northwood Village (Art Walk). These 4 locations will feature works by artists from all over Palm Beach County during the week of Art Palm Beach (January 23-27, 2014).
ART SYNERGY’s future goals include events that will happen periodically throughout the year, the addition of more participating art districts, and initiatives that help unify the many diverse art entities, and talented artists that Palm Beach County has to offer. With the help of local CRAs / Public Arts Depts. / the DDA in WPB and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach county (to name a few), ART SYNERGY has only one place to go… onward and upward.
ART SYNERGY leaders: Rolando Barrerro -Boynton Beach Art District / Trina and Anthony Burks -ATB Fine Arts / Craig McInnis – local artist / Outreach Director Jerry’s Artarama / Nickie and Freddy Hennevelt- Hennevelts Gallery Northwood / Emily Theodossakos -Marketing and Program Manager Lake Worth CRA – LULA.