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THREE GUARDIANS BRIGHTEN WASHINGTON ST.

THREE GUARDIANS BRIGHTEN WASHINGTON ST.

BY ANTHONY CAMMALLERI| September 18, 2022 Salem artist Anna Dugan works on her mural, The Three Guardians, on Washington Street in Lynn as part of Beyond Walls’ 2022 Street Art Tour. (Spenser Hasak) LYNN — Local art non-profit Beyond Walls, which works to utilize public spaces as canvasses for local artists, wrapped up its 2022 Street Art […]

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Beyond Walls Brings Large-Scale Murals To Lynn

Beyond Walls Brings Large-Scale Murals To Lynn

Photo: Brooke McCarthy / WBZ News Radio LYNN (WBZNewsRadio) – Lynn-based Beyond Walls is wrapping up their four city street-art tour at home in Lynn. “This is four artists on a really large wall blending their styles together.” Al Wilson, Founder and Executive Director of Beyond Walls said. The artists are tackling an 80 X 60 […]

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Considering Construction Careers, Underrepresented Boston Teens Build Inhabitable Sculpture

Considering Construction Careers, Underrepresented Boston Teens Build Inhabitable Sculpture

A curvy public installation is the culminating project for nonprofit Digital Ready’s apprentices By Johanna Knapschaefer A group of Black and Latino Boston teenagers designed and fabricated BeND, a curvy public inhabitable installation as part of the nonprofit Digital Ready’s Architecture & Construction Pathway. Photo Courtesy of Parke MacDowell September 2, 2022 Blazing sunshine beating down […]

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ArtUp Lowell: Bringing vitality and opportunity to our city through art

ArtUp Lowell: Bringing vitality and opportunity to our city through art

By ARTUP LOWELL | Special to The Sun PUBLISHED: August 24, 2022 at 8:43 p.m. | UPDATED: August 24, 2022 at 10:11 p.m. Lowell’s landscape is about to dramatically change. This month, over just two weeks’ time, eight muralists, from Lowell and around the globe, will produce large-scale works of art in city neighborhoods through the creative placemaking initiative ArtUp […]

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Eye on Art: Street Art Tour 2022 in Lowell on next leg of journey

Eye on Art: Street Art Tour 2022 in Lowell on next leg of journey

By NANCYE TUTTLE | PUBLISHED: August 10, 2022 at 3:53 p.m. | UPDATED: August 10, 2022 at 3:53 p.m. Lowell is the latest Massachusetts city to showcase the Beyond Walls’ Street Art Tour 2022. The venture, which includes the creation of more than 20 large-scale murals over a four-month period, will arrive in Lowell on Sunday, Aug. 14, followed by […]

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Beyond Walls expands work to three additional Mass. cities

Beyond Walls expands work to three additional Mass. cities

Erika Tarantal    Anchor/Reporter WATCH VIDEO FALL RIVER, Mass. — The entire side of the buildings in Fall River has been used as painting canvases. Several new murals were recently put up meant to catch the eye, start conversations, and draw visitors. One of the mural artists responsible is Greg Pennisten who grew up on the […]

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Viva Fall River is bringing new life to blank walls. Three new murals are in progress.

Viva Fall River is bringing new life to blank walls. Three new murals are in progress.

Dan Medeiros The Herald News FALL RIVER — The city is getting a lot more colorful, and Viva Fall River couldn’t be happier. The nonprofit community organization is sponsoring the painting of three large murals in and around downtown Fall River, and on Friday invited the community to a “View and Chew” — a chance to see local and […]

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‘View and Chew’ food truck events to ring in Fall River’s new murals

‘View and Chew’ food truck events to ring in Fall River’s new murals

Herald News staff FALL RIVER — It’ll be a colorful and fun-filled July in Fall River. The Fall River Arts and Culture Coalition and Viva Fall River invite the community to participate in free events celebrating Viva Murals. This effort will see the completion of three new murals in the city by the end of […]

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KABOOM: BEYOND WALLS IS COOKING IN LYNN

KABOOM: BEYOND WALLS IS COOKING IN LYNN

KABOOM: BEYOND WALLS IS COOKING IN LYNN BY ANTHONY CAMMALLERI| July 10, 2022 (Owen O’Rourke) LYNN — Local non-profit Beyond Walls, which focuses on strengthening urban communities through parks and public areas, announced Sunday that it will collaborate with national playground construction non-profit KABOOM to expand its work in the city with a renovation of Cook Street […]

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Free Community Events in July Celebrate Creation of 3 New Murals in Fall River

Free Community Events in July Celebrate Creation of 3 New Murals in Fall River

July 7, 2022 By mikesilvia   Get ready for a colorful and fun-filled July in Fall River! The Fall River Arts & Culture Coalition (FRACC) and Viva Fall River invite the community to participate in 4 free events celebrating Viva Murals. This effort will see the completion of 3 new murals in the City by […]

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Artists

Teck 3%

Writer and artist, Teck 3% was raised between Springfield, MA and Holyoke, MA. As an artist, Teck focuses on creating an authentic and original style the represents the realness of the streets. You can find his art on various storefronts and buildings across Holyoke. According to Teck, every city has its hardships, but he believes […]

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Repoe9

Growing up in a low income household in the projects of East Los Angeles with few opportunities, street artist Repoe9 began his career as a DJ. In 2005, this path brought him to Western, MA where he picked his first can of spray paint. Since then, he has dedicated himself to honing his craft as […]

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Rafael Enrique Vega

Rafael Enrique Vega

Rafael Enrique Vega, AKA Rafique, is a Puerto Rican street artist from Ponce. In 2070 he entered the Ponce Specialized School of Fine Arts, where he was accepted into the Visual Arts program. He currently dedicates himself to his artistic practice while he is pursues a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts from the School of […]

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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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Projects

Cook St. Park

Cook St. Park

Beyond Walls was fortunate enough to be considered for a grant through KABOOM in 2020 to install a new playground in Lynn.  Due to the pandemic, the grant award was delayed, but in August 2022, we had the honor of working in collaboration with @kaboom, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Community Development, […]

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BeND

BeND

Considering Construction Careers, Underrepresented Boston Teens Build Inhabitable Sculpture A curvy public installation is the culminating project for nonprofit Digital Ready’s apprentices By Johanna Knapschaefer A group of Black and Latino Boston teenagers designed and fabricated BeND, a curvy public inhabitable installation as part of the nonprofit Digital Ready’s Architecture & Construction Pathway. Photo Courtesy of […]

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Trash bags to the Streets

Trash bags to the Streets

Thank you for helping in cleaning up downtown Lynn with us!   Thanks to our partners for helping us make this event possible!   Trash Bags to the Streets is a recurring trash clean up program in the heart of downtown Lynn. Our mission is to increase walkability around the city while also promoting civic […]

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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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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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