Activating Space
to Strengthen Communities

We believe that when communities find opportunity to come together to share their stories, their culture and their common interests, great things can happen.  We hope to see you there too.

ABOUT US

Our Work

We introduce public art, curated experiences and outdoor museums into the fabric of our communities by partnering with local community members and experts to design, produce and manage collaborative projects and programs.

Serving Cities, Towns, and People​

We serve cities and towns where there are changes due to the loss of industry, shifts in population, or where there is underutilized infrastructure. We serve people, civic leaders, and business owners who want to work together to manifest the power of art, design, and urban/city planning to tie the heritage of the past to the potential of the future.

 

Delivering Epic Art & Designed Spaces

We utilize a design thinking and responsive approach to a community needs where the human experience is first and foremost, and a creative lens is used to find a solution.

Call for Cities !!!

If you're interested in applying for Beyond Walls to collaborate in your city in 2024 or 2025, please review our submission process here. We're passionate about connecting with like-minded municipalities and community partners in Massachusetts and beyond, and we encourage collaborative coalitions and building owners to apply. For any questions regarding our RFP process, please contact us at admin@beyondwalls.org

Past Designed Response Projects

Dancing Dragons

Dancing Dragons

📣We have exciting updates to share about the next #HudsonStreetStoop exhibit, available August 2023 – Fall 2025. 🔴 HSS Artists, Katherine Chin (@_katherinechin) & Park MacDowell (@pmacdowell) share updates on […]

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Winthrop Community Garden – Black Panther Gate

Winthrop Community Garden – Black Panther Gate

Project Overview: The Winthrop Community Garden in Roxbury has undergone a transformative multi-faceted art installation, led by Northeastern assistant professor of architecture, Killion Mokwete. The project commemorates the historical significance […]

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Lynn Lights on the MBTA Underpass

Lynn Lights on the MBTA Underpass

LYNN LIGHTS Beyond Walls, aligned partners and volunteers installed “Lynn Lights” in 2018 in response to community feedback for more lighting downtown. Together, we implemented 16,000 square feet of dynamic LED […]

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Testimonials
Tim Cummings Director of Economic Development (Nashua, NH)

I’ve enjoyed working with Beyond Walls over the last year. So very often as a city employee we are tasked with solving unique problems and challenges and it is a […]

Tim Cummings Director of Economic Development (Nashua, NH)
Tim Cummings Director of Economic Development (Nashua, NH)
Parke MacDowell  AIA / Associate, Fabrication Manager at Payette

I have worked with Beyond Walls since 2016, lending design expertise and visualization to support community-led  initiatives. I am most impressed by the group’s ability to execute meaningful community-enhancement projects […]

Parke MacDowell AIA / Associate, Fabrication Manager at Payette
Parke MacDowell AIA / Associate, Fabrication Manager at Payette
Jim Healey  Strategic Account Manager

United Rentals has been the proud partner with Beyond Walls and the communities they work in since 2017. What started as a one piece equipment rental to get their mural […]

Jim Healey Strategic Account Manager
Jim Healey Strategic Account Manager
Sarah McKenna  Lynn Public Schools & LEAP 4 Education

Beyond Walls has been an incredible community partner to work with over the past year. I began working with Beyond Walls last fall (2019) when I brought my Thurgood Marshall […]

Sarah McKenna Lynn Public Schools & LEAP 4 Education
Sarah McKenna Lynn Public Schools & LEAP 4 Education

There are people who can create great art. There are people who can inspire and uplift a community. There are people who can work in a consummately professional manner. There […]

Richard Henderson Chief Real Estate Officer, MBTA Former EVP Real Estate, MassDevelopment
Richard Henderson Chief Real Estate Officer, MBTA Former EVP Real Estate, MassDevelopment

I have been impressed and inspired by what Beyond Walls has contributed to the City of Lynn in such a short time. It is so much more than the works […]

Congressman Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts
Congressman Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts
Andrea Baez  Senior Branch Executive, Lynn YMCA

There are not enough words to explain the gratitude the Lynn YMCA has for transforming our playground AND giving our youth and staff the opportunity to experience art as it […]

Andrea Baez Senior Branch Executive, Lynn YMCA
Andrea Baez Senior Branch Executive, Lynn YMCA

“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the Beyond Walls team; learning more about their work, and the depth and breadth of projects currently underway in the City. I especially appreciate […]

Aaron Clausen – City Planner of Lynn, MA
Aaron Clausencity - Planner of Lynn, MA

In the summer of 2020, Tim Cummings, Director of Economic Development, brought the concept of handwashing stations to the attention of the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and […]

Bobbie D. Bagley, Division Director of Community and Health Services (City of Nashua, NH)
Bobbie D. Bagley, Division Director of Community and Health Services (City of Nashua, NH)
David Gass, Director, Highlands Coalition

I highly respect and am greatly excited by what Beyond Walls has accomplished in Lynn in a very short time. Utilizing many fine artists, you have brought Lynn from its […]

David Gass, Director, Highlands Coalition
David Gass, Director, Highlands Coalition

From our Newsroom

Why We Love Doing Probono Work by PAYETTE

Why We Love Doing Probono Work by PAYETTE

We are passionate about our Pro Bono work because fundamentally we believe that architects should engage deeply with the communities in which they live and work to help society by utilizing our […]

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LARGER THAN LIFE International artists put their unique stamps on downtown with the help of Beyond Walls.

LARGER THAN LIFE International artists put their unique stamps on downtown with the help of Beyond Walls.

HAVERHILL MAGAZINE – Winter 2024 – By STACEY MARCUS

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The Lamp Post

The Lamp Post

A coincidence? As a hearse drove away from All Saints Church on Monday, Sept. 25, following a funeral Mass for a local woman, the church bells rang as a message […]

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Asian Community Development Corporation – October 2023 Newsletter

Asian Community Development Corporation – October 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter Dear Friends of ACDC, The harrowing, ongoing conflict we are witnessing serves as a reminder to look after our neighbors and show care for one another. What […]

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Regional and international artists creating murals in Haverhill

By Mike LaBella | Staff Writer Oct 5, 2023 1 of 7 International artists are in Haverhill painting murals in several downtown locations. Artist Giulio Rosk of Palermo, Sicily, is creating […]

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Haverhill Art Walk to feature artist market, salsa dancing

Haverhill Art Walk to feature artist market, salsa dancing

By Mike LaBella September 28, 2023 The Haverhill Art Walk returns to the downtown Riverfront Cultural District on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 7 p.m. highlighting underutilized spaces and […]

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Explore Vibrant Art: Free mural tour being offered throughout Springfield and Holyoke

Explore Vibrant Art: Free mural tour being offered throughout Springfield and Holyoke

by: John Budenas Posted: Sep 26, 2023 / 04:14 PM EDT Updated: Sep 26, 2023 / 04:14 PM EDT   HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Art enthusiasts and culture admirers have a golden opportunity […]

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Haverhill Art Walk Saturday Brings Back Pub Crawl, Music, Art and More to Downtown

Haverhill Art Walk Saturday Brings Back Pub Crawl, Music, Art and More to Downtown

 By WHAV News Staff | September 26, 2023 Haverhill Art Walk poster. As part of its mission, WHAV provides information and resources targeting health and wellness, food insecurity, after-school programs, education and housing […]

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Regional and international artists creating murals in Haverhill

Regional and international artists creating murals in Haverhill

Eagle-Tribune Officials with Beyond Walls say murals can help eliminate blight, bring positivity to an area, can serve as an economic driver by attracting tourism …

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River Ruckus makes a splash Saturday

River Ruckus makes a splash Saturday

By Mike LaBella September 22, 2023   With live music, a classic car show, a Kids Zone, local foods, demonstrations and a spectacular fireworks display over the Merrimack River, it’s […]

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Thank You to our Supporters

Our work is made possible by people like you that believe that Arts and Culture in our communities leads to better outcomes for all.  We thank you and all our supporters for making a lasting impact.