There are exciting new artistic developments in the Pompano Beach community, as the city moves forth with its Public Arts initiative. Last year’s opening of the Pompano Beach Cultural Center (PBCC) introduced the community to a new multi-arts and performance venue. A number of Cultural Alliance companies now call the PBCC home for varied programs in music, theatre and dance, including John Knox Village (JKV).
Just across Atlantic Blvd. from the PBCC, is the heart of Pompano Beach’s new Creative Arts District, known as Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA), located in the historic Bailey Hotel building on NE 1st Street. At one point, this was the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1932, the historic Bailey Hotel is the second oldest remaining building (right behind the old Farmer’s Bank building next door), and is part of the longest contiguous collection of historic buildings in Broward County. In 2012, the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) purchased the building for $1 million and in 2014 completed over $1.2 million in renovations to the building.