2019 Lynn Mural Festival

Welcome to the official page of the Beyond Walls 2019 Mural Festival! Over the course of two weeks in July and August 2019, Beyond Walls produced its third annual Street Art Festival in Lynn, Massachusetts. This festival transformed urban spaces into vibrant, art-filled environments, promoting community engagement and economic vitality.

Festival Highlights

Attendance and Engagement

  • Total Attendance: Thousands of visitors
  • Artists Involved: International and local artists creating dynamic murals
  • Murals Created: Numerous unique murals throughout downtown Lynn

Key Events

  • Rock the Block Party: A grand event featuring live music, food trucks, artisan vendors, and family-friendly activities.
  • Artist Talks and Tours: Engaging sessions with artists and guided tours of the murals in progress.

Economic Impact

The Beyond Walls Mural Festival had a substantial economic impact on the local community:

  • Survey Results: 199 respondents provided valuable feedback on their festival experience.
  • Local Expenditures: Visitors spent an estimated $5,326.50 on food, drinks, retail, and festival merchandise.

Community Benefits

  • Improved Reputation: Over 90% of surveyed attendees stated that the festival improved Lynn’s reputation and desirability.
  • Increased Awareness: 90% of attendees became more aware of the Lynn Arts & Cultural District.
  • High Ratings: Over 90% rated the festival 4 or 5 stars out of 5.

Artist and Community Feedback

Participating Artists

Artists found the festival to be a valuable experience, enhancing their professional networks and allowing them to showcase their talents.

Community Members

Survey responses highlighted a renewed sense of pride in Lynn, with many residents and visitors expressing excitement about the vibrant art and community atmosphere.

Media Coverage

The 2019 festival received extensive media and social media coverage:

  • Boston Globe Feature: Front-page coverage highlighting the importance of arts and placemaking.
  • Social Media Reach: Significant increases in followers, impressions, and engagement across Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Youth Impact

Beyond Walls engaged local youth through various programs and partnerships:

  • Youth Tours: Over 300 kids from local organizations participated in guided tours, meeting artists and learning about street art.
  • Internships: 10 local students from various high schools were hired as interns to assist with the festival.
  • Workshops: Interactive workshops, such as tile making and chalk art, were conducted for youth groups.

Thank you to our Sponsors!