Spanish River Park / Beach Tunnels Art

The Spanish River Park / Beach Tunnels Art was an Art in Public Places Advisory Board project.

The AIPP Advisory Board issued a “Call to Artists” looking for muralists to create colorful works of art for beachgoers to enjoy when walking to or from the City beaches. After receiving 20 qualified artist applications from around the world, the AIPP Advisory Board selected six artists to participate in the project.

The artists submitted their final renderings for their assigned tunnels and were later approved by the AIPP Advisory Board. The project was split into three phases: Central Tunnels, North Tunnels and South Tunnels. The murals were unveiled while in progress by location from April 2019 – May 2019. The AIPP Advisory Board created a video showing the progression of the projects and featured each of the mural artists to give a better understanding of the stories behind their art. #PublicArtBoca


Meet the Artists!

North Tunnel - Spanish River Beach Tunnel - Ivan Roque

Born December of 1991, Ivan J. Roque is a Cuban-American artist from Miami, Florida. Burning with a passion for the concepts of birth, death, time, renewal and social dynamics. His influences range from the old masters to the new such as Caravaggio, Marc Rothko, Alexander McQueen, Gianni Versace and Nychos. Roque has been able to accomplish many achievements for his young age, such as working with rapper Denzel Curry , collaborating with major brands like McDonalds, Microsoft, Virgin Voyages and Formula One to name a few. He has traveled quite extensively for various exhibitions and murals including shows in New York City, Dubai, Seoul and mural festivals such as the Sprayseemo Mural Festival and Pow Wow Worcester.  He has also been frequently commissioned by various cities across the United States with most recently being the City of Pembroke Pines, Florida and the City of Janesville, Wisconsin. Roque also has had three  gallery solo shows and one museum solo show  at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. He has a Bachelor's of Art in Visual Arts from the Florida International University.

Learn more about Ivan Roque here.