2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium recap
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The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium has connected businesses, corporations, organizations and groups beyond the City of Boynton Beach borders and delivered a successful one-of-a-kind cultural event that attracted visitors, students, educators, cultural groups, artists, green technology businesses and corporations to our community.
It began with the first group of kinetic artworks installed in September 2012, continued with heightened awareness of additional artwork installed in October and December 2012, outdoor exhibit toured by community groups, organizations and schools and culimated with the event taking place February 8-10, 2013.
The weekend event brought over 2,000+ visitors, artists, art patrons, curators, gallerists , students, businesses and the public to Boynton Beach. The event hosted a fabulous VIP Opening reception at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and featured 16 outdoor kinetic artworks along the streets of downtown Boynton with 60 indoor kinetic artwork in the Civic Center and the City Library program room.
Activities during the event included two youth workshops at the Art Center, two days of presentations and a panel discussion in the City Hall Chambers, as well as entertainment at the Ocean Avenue Amphitheater. Local businesses experienced an increase in business and out of town visitors were welcomed by “Our Charming City”.
Marketing and promotion efforts were seen by an estimated 2 million International, National and Regional viewers. Positive and great reviews were received from the press and the visitors. The survey taken by both the event participants and public rated the event as Excellent!
Following the event the outdoor exhibit continued to drive visitors to Boynton Beach and more tours were given weekly. Conversations on how Kinetic Art influences S.T.E.A.M. education have reached internationally as far as Cypress, as well as locally with the Galaxy E3 Elementary School.
The year long outdoor Kinetic Art Exhibit and the February 8 -10, 2013 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium event proved successful and positively impacted Boynton Beach’s economic development efforts, its brand identity as a destination location and increased International awareness.