Artup Lowell Murals
August 14 - 28, 2022
August 14 - 28, 2022
Enjoy art, culture, history and diversity in Lowell, MA with epic murals from local and visiting artists.
In September 2021, ArtUp Lowell and Beyond Walls produced the first large-scale murals in Lowell through a coalition of local nonprofits, business leaders and city officials, featuring the artwork of internationally renowned Latinx muralists, Angurria and David Zayas. Local artists were hired to assist these murals and advance their craft, while hundreds of Lowell’s youth participated in dialogues with the artists. Collectively, we amplified Lowell’s reputation as a center for vibrant, multicultural art that celebrates our communities.
This year in 2022, we’re continuing our mission of bringing culturally responsive large-scale public art into our neighborhoods. 2022 Murals will be featured on buildings from Coalition for Better Acre, Eliot Church, Middlesex Community College and UMass Lowell campuses.
- Celebrate the cultural diversity of Lowell with 5+ murals.
- Feature youth engagement through mural tours and creative activities.
- Design community programming with a focus on culture and education.
- Invite global talent that reflects Lowell’s diverse cultural heritage.
- Create paid opportunities for Lowell artists to participate and collaborate.
About our Coalition:
ArtUp Lowell is a community-wide initiative to bring together youth, educators, artists and community organizations to create temporary and permanent neighborhood art. Our vision is to strengthen the communal spaces of our city by producing dynamic, visually appealing and culturally relevant art in the public realm to tell the stories of Lowell’s culture, history and diversity.
ArtUp Lowell has united partners to shape Lowell’s street art festival this summer. Our coalition of supporters includes… members of The Office of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, the Lowell Historic Board, Lowell Public Schools, Coalition for a Better Acre, Eliot Church, Middlesex Community College, UMass Lowell, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, the Lowell Community Health Center, Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce, members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and many more local youth and creative organizations. ArtUp Lowell is made possible by Project LEARN, Community Teamwork, Inc., Beyond Walls and BRM Production Management. Thank you to Henry Marte of Marte Media for his photography of 2021 installations.
Please stay tuned for artist announcements coming in May 2022.
— SUPPORT OUR MISSION —
Our vision to install powerful large-scale murals needs your support! Our goal is to raise $50,000, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Commonwealth Places Fund. Every part of these funds will go towards the artist fees, paint/materials, aerial lifts, insurance and more to make this dream possible. Whether it is $25 or $25,000, your donation will be instrumental.
All funds donated here are tax deductible and will be restricted for the installations of murals in Lowell, MA. Beyond Walls is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charity. Our tax ID number is 83-0573018.
Matching Funds have been provided by the Commonwealth Places Program created by MassDevelopment.