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 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 2023 or 2024, 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

Stronger Communities through Art

Past Projects

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Retrolit

Retrolit

RETROLIT Retrolit was born out of a community-driven desire for making the walk around downtown more interesting and enjoyable. Merging art, history and technology, Beyond Walls restored and installed 12 […]

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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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Wash and Fold

Wash and Fold

CALL TO ACTION In response to the ongoing pandemic and in keeping with our mission — activating public spaces to strengthen communities — Beyond Walls recognized the need for flexible […]

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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

🎉🎨 Celebrating 6 Years of United Rentals’ Incredible Support for Beyond Walls! 🙌✨

🎉🎨 Celebrating 6 Years of United Rentals’ Incredible Support for Beyond Walls! 🙌✨

  We are thrilled to express our deepest gratitude to United Rentals for their unwavering support over the past six years. Their generous contribution of lifts, generators, and exceptional service […]

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Beyond Walls Weighing Options On Future Of Lynn Neon Art Installations

Beyond Walls Weighing Options On Future Of Lynn Neon Art Installations

May 18, 2023 Photo: Beyond Walls LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The streets of Lynn will soon be a lot dimmer. Many of the vintage neon art installations that light up the city […]

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Large-scale mural to be installed in Chicopee

by: Ashley Shook Posted: May 16, 2023 / 12:12 PM EDT Updated: May 16, 2023 / 12:12 PM EDT CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) –  A mural is being added to a building at an […]

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LYNN, SHOULD WE KEEP THE LIGHTS ON?

LYNN, SHOULD WE KEEP THE LIGHTS ON?

BY EMILY PAULS| May 11, 2023   Vintage “Egg O Mat” sign in Lynn. This sign has been taken down and others are to follow. (Owen O’Rourke) LYNN — After more than […]

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Here are the latest winners of Carlos Vega Fund awards to promote social justice

Here are the latest winners of Carlos Vega Fund awards to promote social justice

Published: Apr. 27, 2023, 7:08 a.m. The Carlos Vega Park in South Holyoke. (Dennis Hohenberger Photo)Dennis Hohenberger / Special to The Republican By Dennis Hohenberger | Special to The Republican HOLYOKE […]

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FINAL FRIDAYS: GALLERY NIGHT

FINAL FRIDAYS: GALLERY NIGHT

FINAL FRIDAYS: GALLERY NIGHT Join us on the last Friday of each month for Final Fridays! Each month features a different theme, music, art-making activities, and late-night fun at the […]

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Haverhill Seeks Coalition Partners to Support Series of Three to Five Large Murals

Haverhill Seeks Coalition Partners to Support Series of Three to Five Large Murals

 By WHAV News Staff | 12 hours ago Sample mural in Lynn by @angurria @willgom @silvialopezchavez @dovente (Photograph by @toastfilm) Haverhill is looking to build a coalition to choose three to five large […]

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Beyond Walls Welcomes Arlington Highschool to Lynn

Beyond Walls welcomed a group from Arlington High School (Arlington Public Schools, MA) for a tour of the murals around Downtown Lynn last Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Students were brought […]

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Beyond Walls, City of Holyoke looking for locations to create street murals

Beyond Walls, City of Holyoke looking for locations to create street murals

by: Nick DeGray, Sy Becker Posted: Mar 21, 2023 / 12:25 PM EDT Updated: Mar 22, 2023 / 05:18 AM EDT HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Beyond Walls has once again partnered with the City […]

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Outlook 2023: Holyoke ready to celebrate past, present and future

Outlook 2023: Holyoke ready to celebrate past, present and future

Published: Feb. 27, 2023, 8:02 a.m. Edwin David Sepulveda, from Puerto Rico, stands in front of a 50-foot x 85-foot wall mural he created on a building on High Street in […]

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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.