PHOTO CREDIT: HENRY MARTE OF MARTE MEDIA
By Globe Correspondent,Updated February 4, 2022, 11:06 a.m.
Every time Sophia Mirabal sees people stop and look at the two large-scale murals in downtown Lowell that celebrate the city’s history and diversity, she feels a surge of pride.
As interns for Project LEARN last summer, Mirabel and fellow Lowell High School junior Anisett Bonet scouted locations for the murals as part of the ArtUp initiative to make them accessible in Lowell’s neighborhoods. They also developed a community survey and spoke at a meeting of the Lowell Historic Board.
“It was really exciting to be part of something that is such a visible part of the city. You don’t have to have an interest in art to be in awe of [the murals],” Mirabal said. “It’s nice to see everyone’s work to highlight Lowell’s diversity pay off in a way that is cherished by everyone.”