BaCA celebrates first year

By David Volz BaCA celebrated is first year in operation with a street party. BaCA offers

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BaCA celebrates first year



By David Volz

BaCA celebrated is first year in operation with a street party. BaCA offers artists an opportunity to develop their talents and to market their work. It is part of a larger effort by the City of Pompano Beach to create an artistic community and center.

BaCA, which is located in a historic former hotel, features artist studios on the second floor and an art gallery on the first floor.

“We want to nurture artists and help them develop their careers,” said Kay Renz, spokesperson. “We want this to become an artistic center.”

The event included a performance by the Spam All Stars, an accomplished band, food trucks, and opportunities for the public to meet the artists. It was also an opportunity to relax and have fun.

BaCA is place where people can feel comfortable producing and developing art. On Wednesday nights, it offers Lyrics Lab where people can sing, give vocal presentations and perform rap music.

Todd Traxler, the first artist to locate at BaCA, said he enjoys working there and loved the birthday celebration.