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Beyond Walls 2022 Street Art Tour Launches in Holyoke in Partnership With Nueva Esperanza, Inc.

Beyond Walls 2022 Street Art Tour Launches in Holyoke in Partnership With Nueva Esperanza, Inc.

 Beginning June 18, Six Large-Scale Installations Created by Renowned Artists Will Celebrate the City’s Rich History, Diversity, & Culture  WHAT: Beyond Walls, one of the leading proponents of civic engagement and education through public art, in partnership with Nueva Esperanza, Inc. a community development and social services agency and pioneer in locally based programming, will […]

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Beyond Walls Launches Street Art Tour 2022 in June with 20 Murals Across Four Massachusetts Cities

Beyond Walls Launches Street Art Tour 2022 in June with 20 Murals Across Four Massachusetts Cities

Large-Scale Public Art Will Celebrate Rich Histories, Diversity & Vibrant Cultures in Holyoke, Fall River, Lowell & Lynn LYNN, MA—Beyond Walls, one of the leading proponents of civic engagement and education through public art, today announced the launch of Street Art Tour 2022 with “stops” in four of the Commonwealth’s gateway communities. This venture, which […]

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Finding Hope on Lynn Walls

Finding Hope on Lynn Walls

PHOTO CREDIT: Artist Evoca1 descends from the roof of a building on Union Street in Lynn after working on his mural for “Truth be Told…” Photo by Spenser R. Hasak BY GUTHRIE SCRIMGEOUR| October 21, 2020 “Truth be Told…” a new public art installation from Beyond Walls, aims to capture the experiences of Lynn children […]

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Beyond Walls: Payette Lights Up Lynn with Pro Bono Display

Beyond Walls: Payette Lights Up Lynn with Pro Bono Display

Photo Credit: Beyond Walls image by Warren Jagger Photography BY ERIC BALDWIN | January 01, 2020 Architecture and design studio Payette designed an underpass lighting project for Lynn, Massachusetts. Lynn is one of 26 Gateway Cities in Massachusetts, urban centers that anchor regional economies and are facing social and economic challenges. The project brightens and activates with dynamic, […]

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Colombian artist DAST UNO completes mural at Lynn YMCA

Colombian artist DAST UNO completes mural at Lynn YMCA

Photo Credit: Colombian muralist DAST UNO stands in front of his mural at the Lynn YMCA. DAST UNO completed the mural with the help of local artists and the outdoor community arts organization Beyond Walls (Beyond Walls) BY ALLYSHA DUNNIGAN| October 3, 2021 LYNN ―The city and outdoor community art organization Beyond Walls invited Colombian […]

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This Lynn nonprofit is known for its murals. Now, it’s making hand washing stations

This Lynn nonprofit is known for its murals. Now, it’s making hand washing stations

PHOTO CREDIT: Lynn Vocational Technical Institute students Thomas Molea and Antonio Morales, both 16, constructed one of Beyond Walls’s aesthetically pleasing wash stations.BARRY CHIN/GLOBE STAFF By Andy RosenUpdated July 29, 2020, 3:36 p.m. LYNN — In a downtown punctuated by giant murals from artists around the world, it’s easy to overlook the sleek, stainless steel […]

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New Art Installation Will Connect Lynn Youth With Mozambique

New Art Installation Will Connect Lynn Youth With Mozambique

PHOTO CREDIT: Artist Kevin Ledo’s mural, “Facing the Future,” a 50-by-70 foot exterior wall installation, was made as as part of the Paint Outside the Lines APTart project in Beirut, Lebanon. By Allysha Dunnigan September 3, 2021 LYNN — Beyond Walls is partnering with international art exchange, The One Blue Sky Project, to create a new […]

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‘It says we’re here’: Mural project celebrates Lowell’s Latinx community

‘It says we’re here’: Mural project celebrates Lowell’s Latinx community

By Cindy Cantrell Globe Correspondent,Updated February 4, 2022, 11:06 a.m. A crowd of people participating in a “Mural Stroll” saw the launch of a Davis Zayas’ mural on the side of 207 Market St. | HENRY MARTE OF MARTE MEDIA   Every time Sophia Mirabal sees people stop and look at the two large-scale murals in […]

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‘It says we’re here: Mural project celebrates Lowell’s Latinx community

‘It says we’re here: Mural project celebrates Lowell’s Latinx community

PHOTO CREDIT: A crowd of people participating in a “Mural Stroll” saw the launch of a Davis Zayas’ mural on the side of 207 Market St.HENRY MARTE OF MARTE MEDIA By Cindy Cantrell 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 […]

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Lynn Public  Schools

Lynn Public Schools

LYNN PUBLIC SCHOOLS The Lynn Public Schools is currently the fifth largest in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and serves ~16,000 students across the district’s 26 schools. According to 2018-19 data from the Massachusetts Department of Education, the student population here is largely of color, bilingual, and economically disadvantaged, with the district’s English learners representing over […]

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Artists

Bikismo

Bikismo

Bikismo, also known as “La Joya del Caribe,” is a Puerto Rican street artist who has been painting since 1992. For many years, he was Puerto Rico’s most wanted graffiti artist. The government pursued him for creating art in public spaces. He is now a well-known artist whose work can be found in museums and […]

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Vero Rivera

Vero Rivera

Puerto Rican artist Vero Rivera has built her practice around her interest in the contradiction between nature and man-made spaces. According to Vero, she is inspired by shapes found in nature, especially leaves. When creating street art, she prioritizes putting her organic images in empty urban areas. “They are simply there, intervening. It’s almost as […]

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Kevin Ledo

Kevin Ledo

Kevin Ledo’s artistic practice crosses back and forth through the boundaries of mural, street art, fine art, and art installation. While there has been a consistent exploration in portraiture and the human form, the last few years have opened Ledo up to abstract art, mark making and colour theory, and a quest to integrate these […]

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Sheila Pree Bright

Sheila Pree Bright

As a Photographic Artist, I am interested in the life of those individuals and communities that are often unseen in the world. My objective is to capture images that allow us to experience those who are unheard as they contemplate or voice their reaction to ideas and issues that are shaping their world. In this […]

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DastUno

DastUno

Estas construcciones nacen desde mi visión sobre los diferentes diálogos que ocurren dentro y alrededor del espacio público entre diferentes entes. Veo el paisaje citadino (fachadas, construcciones, autos, personas, etc.) como un collage vivo, un panorama múltiple compuesto por un sin fin de elementos arquitectónicos convertidos en geometrías como formas sólidas y definidas que se […]

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Evoca1

Evoca1

ev·o·ca·tion ˌēvōˈkāSH(ə)n,evōˈkāSH(ə)n/ noun The act of bringing or recalling a feeling, memory, or image to the conscious mind. _ Born in the Dominican Republic (1984), where he spent his childhood drawing and playing baseball, until eventually moving to Hollywood Florida at age 11. As an autodidact figurative painter, muralist and sculptor, he has received his […]

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Sen2 Figueroa

Sen2 Figueroa

Sandro Figueroa Garcia, artistically known as Sen2 Figueroa was born in 1969. He grew up in Canteras, a neighborhood of Santurce, Puerto Rico. In the 1980’s his fascination with graffiti, color and letter forms took a hold of Sen2’s dreams. He chased his dreams to the streets of New York. Here he began to cultivate […]

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Relm

Relm

Both TEMP and RELM hail from Lynn, MA. Each have contributed greatly to the street art and graffiti scene. Temp was THE prolific graffiti artist of Lynn throughout the 1980s and early 90s. Thereafter, Relm took the helm and became responsible for keeping Lynn’s active graffiti scene buzzing. Both artists, heavily featured in Caleb Neelon’s […]

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Temp

Temp

Both TEMP and RELM hail from Lynn, MA. Each have contributed greatly to the street art and graffiti scene. Temp was THE prolific graffiti artist of Lynn throughout the 1980s and early 90s. Thereafter, Relm took the helm and became responsible for keeping Lynn’s active graffiti scene buzzing. Both artists, heavily featured in Caleb Neelon’s […]

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Ruben Ubiera

Ruben Ubiera

Ruben Gerardo UBIERA Gonzalez (born in Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic) is a neo-figurative artist, known for his strong use of the line, graffiti inspired technique/esthetic, urban murals, mixed-media pieces and installations, all created with reclaimed-objects and found artifacts. He paints and draws in a style considered as Postgraffism.

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Projects

Classroom to the Streets

Classroom to the Streets

It’s more than youth engagement – it’s empowerment About this program Classroom to the Streets is a program that leverages the power of public art to deeply engage youth in learning. This program uses public art as a platform for youth to explore issues of interpersonal, social, academic, and historical understanding, inspiring pride in community, […]

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Interactive Map

Interactive Map

INTERACTIVE MAP View Interactive Google Map

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The Cabot

The Cabot

THE CABOT MURALS PROJECT As the gateway and an anchor of the Beverly Arts District, The historic Cabot Theater is well-positioned to feature an impactful public art installation that embodies the unique spirit of Beverly; honoring both its tradition and innovative spirit. In summer of 2019 and as an extension of our street art Festival, […]

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The Launch

The Launch

THE LAUNCH In May 2017, Boston-based landscape architecture and planning firm Brown, Richardson and Rowe began a year long process to update Lynn’s waterfront open space plan. The team organized an inclusive process with area residents, local business owners, elected leaders. Compiled data suggests that local residents desire the following public amenities:   Waterfront opportunities […]

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Patio

Patio

PATIO PATIO turns urban spaces into reimagined oases. Through funding from the Essex County Community Foundation Creative County Initiative, we partnered with local collaborators, Cojuelos Productions (community engagement consulting firm) and Crowley Cottrell (landscape architect) to design and build a series of Parklets to be piloted in the Downtown Lynn Cultural District. Parklets are public […]

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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 former vintage neon signs turned light-emitting pieces of artwork from the collection of Dave Waller of Brickyard VFX. These vibrant artifacts of classic commercial Americana […]

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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 Lighting under three dark underpasses of the underlit overhead rail line that transects downtown Lynn. Our team of in kind and pro-bono partners delivered a community […]

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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 outdoor spaces where people can safely gather, eat, drink, and enjoy all that their communities have to offer. With pro-bono design services provided by our […]

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42

42

42 In the Fall of 2017, Beyond Walls began the process of conserving a 1942 General Electric Jet Engine given to us by GE. We undertook this project in order to pay homage to Lynn’s rich industrial history as the home of America’s jet engine technology. To ensure the integrity of the conservation, Beyond Walls […]

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Lesson Plans

The American Flag and Me with Sheila Pree Bright

The American Flag and Me with Sheila Pree Bright

Lynn, MA
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Ukiyo-e Prints and Female Representation with JUURI

Ukiyo-e Prints and Female Representation with JUURI

Lynn, MA
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Symbolism and the Art of David Zayas

Symbolism and the Art of David Zayas

Lowell, MA
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Creative Problem Solving and Urban Design

Creative Problem Solving and Urban Design

Lynn, MA

Lesson Plan For this lesson, students will learn about the history of graffiti and its evolution to street art. Students will learn about the different factors that go into creating a mural by analyzing the art of Ruben Ubiera, and use these to guide their own mural design. For a more in depth background information […]

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Discover the Dominican Republic and the Merengue with Angurria

Discover the Dominican Republic and the Merengue with Angurria

Lowell, MA

Lesson Plan For this lesson, students will learn about the history of graffiti and its evolution to street art. Students will learn about the different factors that go into creating a mural by analyzing the art of Ruben Ubiera, and use these to guide their own mural design. For a more in depth background information […]

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History of Street Art and Make Your Own Mural Activity

History of Street Art and Make Your Own Mural Activity

Lynn, MA

Lesson Plan For this lesson, students will learn about the history of graffiti and its evolution to street art. Students will learn about the different factors that go into creating a mural by analyzing the art of Ruben Ubiera, and use these to guide their own mural design. For a more in depth background information […]

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Don Rimx Mural

Don Rimx Mural

Lynn, MA

Don Rimx – Secondary ELA Read Don Rimx’s biography and watch on the video on the Beyond Walls website:Don RIMX’s artwork focuses on making the connection between the city, nature, and the being. In order to accomplish this he utilize wood to represent nature, bricks to represent the city, and the combination of the two […]

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Medio Peso’s Mural

Medio Peso’s Mural

Lynn, MA
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Quiñonez Mural

Quiñonez Mural

Lynn, MA
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NS/CB “People of the First Light”

NS/CB “People of the First Light”

Lynn, MA
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