Special Event: February 4th, 2023
4th Annual BOYNTON BEACH FLORIDA HIGHWAYMEN ART SHOW AND SALE
Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 11am to 3pm
Boynton Beach Arts & Cultural Center 125 East Ocean Ave Boynton Beach FL 33435
Florida’s historic landscape artists known as The Florida Highwaymen will be coming to Boynton Beach on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 from 11-3 p.m. Free Admission & Free Parking.
This event is sponsored by the Boynton Beach Historical Society and the City of Boynton Beach. The popular Highwaymen artists will be in the Boynton Arts and Cultural Center on Ocean Avenue.
The artists scheduled to attend: Doretha Hair Truesdell and Roderick Hair, Kandi Ingram (daughter of Mary Ann Carroll), Robert L Lewis, Al Black, Curtis Arnett, and Gertrude Walker (wife of Charles Walker).
They will discuss their art work during the day and will have paintings available to buy. Visitors will enjoy hearing about their fascinating history and enjoy seeing the bold, classic Highwaymen style. The artists tentatively scheduled to attend are Curtis Arnett, Al Black, Mary Ann Carroll, Issac Knight, Robert Lewis and Doretha Hair Truesdell. The Highwaymen (25 African-American men and one woman) were from the Fort Pierce area and took to the highways to sell their paintings of blowing palm trees, flaming red Poinciana trees, cobalt blue oceans and fire sky sunsets. The artists traveled south to sell their artwork and Boynton Beach was a favorite stop. As they traveled down Federal Highway they sold art work to many of the businesses in town. Today you can still find their artistic legacy displayed in some of the local businesses along Federal Highway.