Beyond Walls is a non-profit placemaking agency that uses a creative lens to address community needs. They are a diverse group of residents and supporters that believe cities thrive when they are full of art while having engaged stakeholders and active community spaces with art. Beyond Walls’ work revolves around their mission to strengthen communities through activating spaces with the various forms of artwork.
Beyond Walls introduces public art and curated experiences into the fabric of their communities. They partner with local organizations, municipalities, community members, and experts to help design, produce, and manage the many projects and programs being produced now. All of their projects, from the Street Art Festival to the many artistic lighting projects, are executed to enhance the local, physical landscape, drive positive change, and to bolster community engagement.
The Street Art Festival in Lynn, MA is just about to start. This year, there will be artists from all over the world creating murals around town. The artists this year are incredibly talented, and their Instagram accounts prove how much so. Here are the artists:
The greatest part of this year’s festival are the events, which the community is welcome to get involved in. Everyone is invited to Be a Part of the Art. On Saturday, July 20th, the community is cleaning up and gathering materials for artist Boradlo II’s mixed media sculptural piece; used hard plastics of all kinds are needed for his work. On Wednesday, July 24th is the Be a Part of the Art: Stencil Cutting Party to help Colombian stencil artist Ivan Salazar cut portraits of “local unsung heroes” from the Lynn community, which will be installed throughout Downtown Lynn during the Festival.
Below is the current schedule of all beyond Walls events. For more info about these upcoming events and about Beyond Walls and its sponsors, head on over to www.beyond-walls.org or www.creativecollectivema.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram as well!
July 23: The Living Room / La Sala
July 28: Artist Cup / Copa de los Artistas
August 2: Sidewalk Sale at PATIO