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Message from Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein Regarding Hurricane Irma

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:05am
Message from Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein:
 
As Hurricane Irma approaches, the storm's impact to our city remains unknown, but our mission is clear - to stay safe no matter what comes our way. I urge all residents, visitors and business owners to prepare as best you can by stocking up on supplies, securing your homes and lending a hand to neighbors who need it.
 
During any major storm, it's also important to stay informed as the forecast changes, so if you haven't yet, follow the city's social media pages, and sign up for CodeRED. It's our way of getting critical information to you during extreme weather events such as Hurricane Irma. CodeRED sends notifications via voice calls, text messages and emails free of charge, so even if your power goes out, you can still receive crucial updates from city officials and emergency managers on your phone about evacuations, warnings, curfews, city services during the hurricane, shelters and more. To sign up, visit the city's Emergency Management web page or click  here.
 
You'll also find answers to all of your storm-related questions - from evacuation zones to preparing your pets for an emergency to where to find the right shelter for your family - on the city's website:  www.mydelraybeach.com/departments/protection.php. Take a few minutes to explore this information-packed site.  If you decide to leave South Florida,  FL511.com  is the state website for traffic conditions on state highways.  This afternoon, Governor Scott advised there are adequate fuel supplies along state highways. 
 
I wouldn't ask you to do something we haven't done ourselves. Rest assured that the city of Delray Beach and its first responders are as prepared for Hurricane Irma as possible, and I am confident we will all weather this storm together. 
 
Stay safe, Delray Beach.  
 
Cary Glickstein
Mayor

DOWNTOWN DELRAY BEACH SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE, SEPT. 8-10

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 4:50pm

 

Delray Beach, FL (August 2017)…The inaugural Downtown Delray Beach Summer Sidewalk Sale debuts September 8-10, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. throughout Downtown Delray Beach.  Join the Downtown Fashion Boutiques, Art Galleries, Specialty Shops & more to explore during these three days for sun-sational savings inside & out and enter to win a Summer Fun Delray Beach prize package! 

“Presented by the Downtown Merchants Association and the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority, the new Summer Sidewalk Sale will be a fun opportunity for locals and visitors to discover new finds at a great value all throughout the neighborhoods that make our Downtown!, said Laura Simon, Executive Director, Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority. “Explore, shop and experience a new business and meet the faces behind the spaces - the business owners and employees that make Downtown Delray Beach unique and special."

Free parking is available on the street and in all public surface lots.  For more information, please visit www.DowntownDelrayBeach.com/SidewalkSale, or call 561.243.1077.   #DowntownDelray

 

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About the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority stimulates, enhances, and sustains the economic vitality of Downtown Delray Beach and the quality of life enjoyed by locals and visitors. For more information, please visit www.downtowndelraybeach.com or phone 561.243.1077.

 

Media Contact: Sarah E. Flynn - Willcaro Communications LLC 

561.866.5064 - sarahf@willcarocomm.com

Delray Beach Tri-Rail Coastal Link Station Master Plan Workshop

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:37pm

4th & 5th Delray Project: Construction Update

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:21pm

Upcoming Building Site Construction Work: 7/31 - 8/14

  • Complete demolition of the former library building
  • Commence Vibro Compaction for the 4th & 5th Delray theatre/office building
  • Start foundation work for the 4th & 5th Delray theatre/office building
  • Commence Vibro Compaction for parking garage structure
  • Coordinate relocation of the existing on-site AT&T utility lines
  • Coordinate relocation of the existing on-site gas line

Upcoming Off Site Construction Work: 7/31 - 8/14

  • Engineering/Public works preconstruction meeting
  • 4th Ave land closure/maintenance of Traffic and Signage
  • Start of the Sanitary Sewer relocation 4th Avenue

http://4thand5thdelray.com/ 

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Call to Artists - Arts Warehouse Exhibit

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:52pm

The Arts Warehouse is one of the Delray Beach CRA’s newest and most exciting projects. In 2010, the CRA purchased a 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse in the Pineapple Grove Arts District for conversion to an arts center/business incubator. The project implements the Arts-Based Economic Development Program identified in the Community Redevelopment Plan and the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The promotion of the arts and accommodation of cultural activities in the Pineapple Grove area enhances Delray’s image as an arts destination which will further contribute to the City’s economy. The facility may accommodate uses such as: studios for rent by local and visiting artists; gallery and exhibit space; classroom and workshop space; food preparation area for catering events on site; administrative offices; and space for rent to businesses that will collaborate with and/or provide support services to artists. In June 2014 the CRA selected the local architectural firm of Currie, Sowards, Aguila to design the improvements to convert the warehouse to suit the various uses. The project is currently under construction.

As a prelude to launching our annual juried exhibit program at the Arts Warehouse (Delray Beach, Florida). We are announcing a Special Call to Artist in celebration of the Arts Warehouse 1st Exhibit. We are seeking professional artists who live or work in Delray Beach and the entire Palm Beach County to create/submit an iconic work of art that symbolizes “A Day in the Life of Delray Beach”. The Call is open to all Palm Beach County residents; one submission per artist. Artwork selected will be featured in the Inaugural Exhibit at the Arts Warehouse. Images of artworks and artist may be featured in upcoming promotions and press as part of the opening of the Arts Warehouse.

Artwork must be dedicated specifically for the theme of “A Day in the Life of Delray Beach”. All two-dimensional media is acceptable for submission including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, collage, textiles, metal, assemblage, ceramic relief and mixed media.

Criteria for the Call are as follows:

Judging will be based upon overall quality, creativity and vision of each work.

 Professional Artists who are eligible to apply must be residents of Palm Beach County. Residents of the City of Delray Beach will be given first consideration for this exhibit.

 Work submitted must be the theme of “A Day in the Life of Delray Beach”. *Please note while we love the beach we are not looking for all “beach” related work. There is a lot happening in Delray Beach, from architecture, to music, to schools, communities and more!

 All images must be 300 dpi or higher.

 All images must include artist’s name, title, date, medium, size in file name and a very brief 3-4 sentence paragraph explaining what the “Day in the Life of Delray Beach” moment captures. Please put all this information on one page.

EMAIL IMAGE & INFORMATION TO: Jill Brown by August 11, 2017: brownji@mydelraybeach.com
Accepted Work:

 Artists will be notified on or before August 18, 2017. Please no phone calls or emails.

 After work has been accepted, a substitution cannot be made nor a change in the artwork or titles as submitted.

 Artists will be providing the rights of the image to be used by the Delray Beach CRA and the Arts Warehouse for promotional use.

 Artwork must remain up the entire show. Pick up times will be provided.

 The Artist can select to sell the work on exhibit. An Artist’s Sales Agreement must be executed prior to exhibiting the art with the Delray Beach CRA/Arts Warehouse. The Sales Agreement will be provided prior to the exhibit.
The warehouse is still under construction so exact dates of the show may vary. Artist selected will be informed of the following as building completion get closer:
1. Drop off and Pick Up dates
2. Exact dates of Show – tentatively scheduled for End of August – October/September

For more information on the Arts Warehouse, please visit our project page at https://delraycra.org/portfolio_page/arts-warehouse/