Mission and Purpose
The mission of the Bailey Contemporary Arts (BaCA) is to cultivate, incubate and nurture a vibrant visual arts community that enriches Pompano Beach and its goal of being a nexus of art, creativity, diversity, and inspiration.
The Bailey Contemporary Arts aims to serve as an incubator for artistic innovation and education, with the goal to amalgamate emerging local and national artists with industry professionals to elevate the creative process.
With a newly renovated facility, artists, residents and cultural organizations can now come together in Pompano Beach and use the power of creative expression to uplift, revitalize and build a stronger community.
History of Bailey Contemporary Arts
Bailey Contemporary Arts is the located in the historic Bailey Hotel building, which was, at one point, the center of a thriving downtown in Pompano Beach. Built in 1932, the historic Bailey Hotel is the 2nd 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.
Located in the heart of Pompano Beach’s new Creative Arts District, we encourage you to visit BaCA, which now houses a dozen art studios and also features large galleries that serve as exhibition and education spaces, and an open social area for artistic dialogue. BaCA offers studio space for visual artists, and is occupied with painters, ceramicists, photographers and interdisciplinary artists. Here we provide the opportunity for residents to explore their creative side with workshops, events, studio visits and monthly exhibitions.
BaCA also offers the opportunity for visitors to come by, or sign up and take a class, attend a lecture, see an exhibition and get an organic look at the artistic process. Please check our calendar for upcoming events!