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2023 HIGHWAYMEN ART SHOW AND SALE
February 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The fourth annual Florida Highwaymen Art Show & Sale is co-sponsored by the Boynton Beach Historical Society and the City of Boynton Beach. The popular legacy Highwayman artists will be on hand to discuss their artwork and will have paintings available for purchase on February 4, 2023 11am-3pm at the Boynton Beach Arts and Cultural Center (125 East Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach FL 33435).
This group of African American artists painted their way out of a life otherwise destined for the citrus groves and packing houses of 1950’s Florida, into the 2004 Florida Artists Hall of Fame and international acclaim. Today their work is widely sought by collectors all over the world. Selling door-to-door or out of the trunks of their cars on the side of the highways, the mostly self-taught artists produced an astonishing number of paintings that depict Florida as it once was, with wind-swept palms, billowing clouds, lazy rivers, and spectacular sunsets. This free event is open to the public.
Visitors will enjoy hearing their fascinating history and will have the opportunity to interact with the artists. The artists scheduled to attend:
- Doretha Hair Truesdell
- Roderick Hair, Kandi Ingram (daughter of Mary Ann Carroll)
- Robert L Lewis
- Al Black
- Curtis Arnett
- Gertrude Walker (wife of Charles Walker)
The Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center is a fitting showcase for these artists and for this Art Show. The Historical Society has been vocal in the fight to save the 1926 Boynton High building from destruction. The City of Boynton Beach rose to the challenge and turned the structure into a cultural arts hub and gem in Boynton Beach.