The cultural scene in Boca Raton has always been lively! Residents of Boca Bayou’s condominiums have been in an ideal position to enjoy a wide range of arts and cultural activities and events – ranging from jazz and symphony music to dance and theater as well as the visual arts. But plans are now in the works to create an amazing new performing arts center in Mizner Park. 

According to organizers, the new Boca Raton Center for Arts and Innovation will offer “a vibrant, functional, flexible and forward-looking home for artists, businesses, students, creative entrepreneurs, and the public overall that is unmatched in the region.” 

A New Era in the Arts Coming to Boca

As public radio station WLRN recently reported, “Founders of the Boca Raton Center for Arts and Innovation plan to expand beyond traditional arts programming such as ballet, symphonies and orchestras into digital and immersive media experiences.”

“Artists are looking to create things that are unprecedented, that kind of nexus of art and technology. They push boundaries,” Boca Raton-native Andrea Virgin, who chairs the board of the project, told WLRN. “They look at things that haven’t been done before … and if a performing arts center is not equipped to be able to promote that type of programming potential, then artists aren’t able to kind of meet their own demands of what they’d like to do in terms of pushing art and programming forward.”

The highly versatile space would replace the Mizner Park Amphitheatre, an open-air facility that can accommodate audiences of  up to 3,500.  “The most recent renderings for the proposed Boca Raton Center for Arts and Innovation, released on March 22, highlight the versatility of its theaters to accommodate any type of performance or other events,” The  Coastal Star reports.

Boca Raton’s new cultural hub is expected to cost $130 million and will be able to accommodate a total of 6,000 people. “There will be no fixed seating, walls, ceilings or floors. Instead, all these elements can be reconfigured to meet the needs of whatever they are used for,” The Coastal Star explains. “The technologies take into account tech-savvy younger audiences by including video walls, LED projections and simulcasting, allowing performances in one space to be broadcast throughout the complex.”

If you are among the fortunate folks who call Boca Bayou home, where the South Florida lifestyle has been elevated to an art, you will be a mere hop, skip and a jump away from this exciting new facility! 

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