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.
We introduce public art and curated experiences 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stronger Communities through Art
Past Creative Design Projects
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
From our Newsroom
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 […]
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 …
By WHAV News Staff | Sample mural in Lynn by @angurria @willgom @silvialopezchavez @dovente (Photograph by @toastfilm) As part of its mission, WHAV provides information and resources targeting health and wellness, food […]
BY LISA HUGHES SEPTEMBER 7, 2023 / 6:06 PM / CBS BOSTON BOSTON – Beyond Walls founder Al Wilson describes his leap into the non-profit world as a “perfect storm.” In […]
by Lara Wayne Urban and Public Art: The public and street art in Massachusetts is well-known as well. Outdoor exhibits are frequently changed out on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in […]
5 things to do this weekend, including the ancient artform of Tholpavakoothu and a ‘Moana’ screening aboard the U.S.S. Constitution
August 10, 2023 | By Solon Kelleher Even after nearly four full weeks at the box office, it seems that “Barbie” is still the talk of the cultural town. Last […]
New art installation, designed by Northeastern professor with community input, reclaims a piece of Boston’s history
The installation in Roxbury is the latest community-based design by Northeastern architecture professor Killion Mokwete. Photo courtesy Killion Mokwete Northeastern assistant professor of architecture Killion Mokwete has developedprojects around the world—from […]
July 19, 2023 | Dennis Hohenberger Beyond Walls and several grants sponsored the project. Mayor John Vieau is joined by Al Wilson, the organization’s founder, and residents. Reminder Publishing photo by […]
Updated: Jul. 17, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT Western Mass News is taking you town by town Holyoke, Springfield, and Granville.
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.