New Mural Coming to Boynton Beach

BoyntonArts’ first public/private partnership, a mural by local artist Kristin Pavlick, is in the process of being created at Delray Beach Pawn, a City of Boynton Beach business located at 3377 N. Federal Hwy. Pavlick can be seen painting the mural, entitled “A View Through the Illusion,” Mon. through Sat., 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, weather permitting, until completion with a holiday break beginning Tues., Dec. 20 through Wed., Dec. 28. The mural is anticipated to be completed in February 2023, with an expected life span of ten years. 

Once completed, the mural, will cover most of the one-story building and part of the parking lot. The design represents urban and natural life in Florida and includes coke cans, stop signs, shipping containers, gold, wedding rings, flamingos, snakes and more. 

In March of 2022, the City Commission established BoyntonArts’ new Mural Program to encourage the creation of outdoor murals through collaboration of the public, private and non-profit sectors. At the Sept. 15, 2022 City Art Advisory Board meeting, the board unanimously approved Pavlick’s Delray Beach Pawn mural design and awarded a $5,000 grant for the project from the Public Art Fund. Delray Pawn Shop will contribute $10,000 for the $15,000 project. 

Pavlick has created murals for the City of Boca Raton, City of Delray Beach, Double Tree Hilton, and Loews Hotel. Her paintings are on display in the permanent collection of the Coral Springs Museum of Art and have been exhibited at local galleries such as the Cornell Museum of Art and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
Lee Josephson, a second-generation owner of Delray Pawn Shop, is also the CEO of Diamonds by Raymond Lee (2801 N. Federal Hwy.), where he commissioned his first mural by Pavlick in 2018. Integrating his passion for customer care into community care, he routinely hosts events that highlight public businesses, charities and art. 

 “The City is excited to see the first partnership with a business owner to expand the number of murals in Boynton Beach through the new Mural program,” said Glenn Weiss, the City’s Public Art Manager. “We are still accepting applications for additional murals, and the City encourages owners to come forward with their walls.”