Boca Raton Center

for Arts & Innovation
World-class performing arts venue. State-of-the-art event space. Iconic cultural landmark. A calling card of cities that have arrived. In Boca Raton, we’re conceiving a permanent home for our civic companies in dance, theater and music as well as a Center that will provide various types of flexible and innovative performance and event spaces as well as outdoor/public gathering areas for use by corporate or private rentals along with conferences, festivals, and conventions, that cater to the creative industries.
Andrea Virgin, President – Board of Directors
Kelly DiMaria, Treasurer – Board of Directors
Patricia Kilgallon, Director – Board of Directors
Roger Stein, Director – Board of Directors
Heidi Boncher, Director – Board of Directors
Matthew Cimaglia, Director – Board of Directors
Elizabeth Dudley, Director – Board of Directors
Steven Giacona, CPA, MS, Director – Board of Directors
Dan Guin, Advisory Board Chair – Board of Directors
John Tolbert, Advisory Board Vice Chair – Board of Directors
Devos Institute of Arts Management – Business and Capital Campaign Planning
IBI – Architecture, Engineering, and Technology
Gunster Law Firm – Legal
OGK Creative – Branding, Marketing, and Digital
Door 2 Door Strategies – Resident and Community Engagement
Surale Phillips – Economic Impact Analysis
Advisory Board
Advisory Board
Advisory Board

Meet the people who have put this project in motion.

A nonprofit organization of individuals, organizations, corporations and consultants are dedicating their time and talents everyday to make this vision a reality. The individuals composing the Board of Directors, Advisors, Founders and consultants all come from diverse backgrounds, yet collectively share the vision and have the experience necessary to lead this exciting project for our great city.

Discover what the center will offer the community.

This center will offer a vibrant , functional, flexible and forward-looking home for artists and creative entrepreneurs that is unmatched in the region. It will immediately benefit and upgrade Mizner Park’s 3,500-seat amphitheater and will provide new world-class venues for performances and open-air public space that will attract families, athletes, community groups, students and more. The Center for Arts & Innovation is a Center for us All.

Understand when and how long the project will take.

Once the City grants approval of a long-term ground lease, hopefully by early 2021, the project will begin detailed planning and design, inclusive of major community involvement, while simultaneously raising the funding. Once the capital has been fully raised and the design has been approved, the project would commence construction, estimating to be about 2 years with a projected delivery of the newly improved Amphitheater by 2025 – the City’s centenary year – with the full Center opening in 2026; What a tremendous opportunity to celebrate the last 100 years with next-century culture infrastructure as we look ahead to the next 100 years.

See where the new Center will be built.

This center will provide a destination for the world’s best performing artists, filling the gap between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale. The proposed site–a raw parcel at the northeast corner of Mizner Park, already zoned for cultural usage–has remained undeveloped for over three decades. The proposed Center will finally bring to fruition Mizner Park’s founding promise to serve as Boca Raton’s Cultural Core, while driving much needed foot traffic through Mizner Park and giving riders of Brightline an exciting reason to stop in Boca.

There are many reasons why this project is important.

Fulfilling Mizner Park’s original promise to residents, the center will revitalize Mizner Park and create a robust public amenity focused on arts and culture, reinforcing Boca as a nationally-recognized tourist and event destination. It will stimulate our local economy, functioning as a magnet for County, State, Federal and private dollars to aid in the City’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic. A boon for the City’s hotels, businesses, and cultural organizations, the center will create meaningful annual economic benefit in the form of tax revenues and induced spending on local business, and jobs. It’s is an opportunity to maximize Mizner Park in a way compatible with resident concerns and long-term City strategy.

Interested in knowing how this will happen?

In order to make this next-century venue happen, we have to receive approval from the city for a long term ground lease, raise the private and public funding, and then build the facilities.

If you support this effort and want to help make it a reality, please write to your elected officials and let them know you support the mission of bringing a Center for Arts & Innovation to our area. Not sure what to say? We’ve pre-drafted a letter of support so you don’t have to! Choose either option below:

The Center is made possible by our founders.

Thank you to our Founders! Thank you for all your faith and generosity; it’s laying the foundation for this legacy project for Boca Raton:

Anonymous; The Boca Raton; Peg Anderson; Heidi Boncher & Joel S. White; Kelly Homnick DiMaria; Elizabeth Dudley; Marleen Forkas; Patricia & Paul Kilgallon; George & Jennifer Ligeti; PEBB Enterprises; Patricia Frexes Ramudo; Laurel Rom; Goldman Sachs; Edith & Martin Stein Family Foundation Inc.; Roger & Elena Stein; Andrea Virgin; Amanda Weiner; Shaw & Laura McCutcheon; Carlos & Cecilia Chinchilla; Steven Giacona, CPA, MS; Matthew Cimaglia.

boca raton arts center
Exterior Main View
Exterior Courtyard
Exterior Building
Exterior Terrace
Exterior Courtyard
Interior Lobby
Interior Podium, 99 Seats
Interior Podium, Black Seats
Interior Ampitheater
Interior Theater, Black Seats Option
Interior Theater, Corporate Layout Option

Explore the Site Master Plan for the Boca Raton Center for the Arts & Innovation

Loading Area

Renewed & Reimagined Amphitheatre

Parking Garage Access

Boca Raton Center for Arts & Innovation

Iconic Canopy

Event Lawn

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Water Sheet

Welcome Plaza

Pick Up/Drop Off

Innovation Plaza

Outdoor Seating for Cafe