Bordalo ii Mural Artist at Beyond Walls 2019

The Street Artists of Beyond Walls 2019 – Photo Gallery

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Bordallo ii – 80 Almont Street –  Photos by Creative Collective MA The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival 2019 took place from July 22 – August 3, bringing in talented artists all over the world to create poignant and breathtaking murals that will add to the growing vibrancy of Lynn’s landscape. Beyond Walls introduces public [….]

PEM Presents a Comprehensive Look at One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential American Artists

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SALEM, MA – This Fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a fresh perspective on the artist and teacher widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. PEM is the exclusive east coast venue for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). On [….]

Bringing Street Art and Community Events to Downtown Lynn with Beyond Walls

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Photos by Creative Collective MA The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival 2019 took place from July 22 – August 3, bringing in talented artists all over the world to create poignant and breathtaking murals that will add to the growing vibrancy of Lynn’s landscape. What was special about this year in comparison to year’s past [….]

Artists Inspire One Another to Take Action

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by Alyse Diamantides As a teenager, Cedric Douglas was arrested for painting the pavement of a run-down Quincy basketball court. To police, it was vandalism. But Douglas thought he was beautifying the cracked, abandoned space.  Fast forward more than two decades, and Douglas is now a prominent Boston street artist, muralist and social activist who [….]

PATIO Parklets: Bringing the Lynn Community Together

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by Laura Owens The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival wraps up this weekend with another string of exciting events and happenings in Lynn. This year, they’ve added something exciting called the PATIO: a project in which parklets – little community spaces – can be built and placed in areas around downtown Lynn. These parklets will [….]

Ready, Set, Paint! Clash of the Cans this Saturday at the Launch, Lynn

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by Joey Phoenix The 2019 Beyond Walls Street Art Festival has been in full swing this week. All over Lynn artists are stories high on aerial lifts creating incredible works of art that are activating lighting up these urban spaces with new color.  In the midst of these creative endeavors, a special event will be [….]

The Beyond Walls Street Art Festival: More than the Art

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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 [….]

The Cabot Selects International Artists for Mural

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Project installation to begin July 8th (Beverly, MA – June 27, 2019) The Cabot is pleased to announce that artists have been officially selected to complete its 2019 mural installation. Helen Bur of London, England, was selected for one wall; her artistic partner, Sam Worthington, will join her in creating a piece collaboratively. Alex Senna [….]

PEM presents the first retrospective of celebrated American photographer Olivia Parker

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Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker On view July 13 through November 11, 2019 SALEM, MA – For more than 40 years, Olivia Parker (b. 1941) has used photography to explore the relationships between vision, knowledge, and the natural world. From deceptively simple still lifes that transform the commonplace to her most recent work exploring [….]

Girl with boxing gloves for don't touch me

Samantha Scavo Examines Personal Space, and How It’s Threatened, in “Don’t Touch Me”

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by Joey Phoenix CW: Personal Space Violations, Sexual Abuse For the last couple of months, Samantha of Samantha Scavo Photography has been working on a poignant series of photographs entitled “Don’t Touch Me,” a portrait series that ties directly into the #MeToo movement, drawing attention to issues of personal autonomy, space, and violations against those [….]

Salem Arts Festival 2019 – Roots: Video

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Video by Creative Collective Click here for the photo gallery The 2019 Salem Arts Festival brought thousands of people to downtown Salem for a weekend of music, art, performance, and fun. The organizers for the event are Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective. The Peabody Essex Museum was the title sponsor. The Salem Arts Festival [….]

Salem Arts Festival 2019: Roots – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective Click here for the full gallery Friday Night Kickoff Party The 2019 Salem Arts Festival brought thousands of people to downtown Salem for a weekend of music, art, performance, and fun. The organizers for the event are Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective. The Peabody Essex Museum was the title sponsor. [….]

Salem Arts Festival takes its roots in the community

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By Alyse Diamantides Celebrating its 11th year, the Salem Arts Festival is one of the largest and most widely attended events in the city — drawing in nearly 7,000 visitors and residents. Featuring dozens of performers, gallery pieces and public art projects, this year’s festival kicks off Friday, June 7 and highlights multiple forms of [….]

Meet the Member: annadidathing

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Anna- annadidathing Instagram: @annadidathing In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative. I am a Filipina American mural artist & illustrator based in Salem, MA. I specialize in chalk & painted murals for any walls, windows, or boards that could use a little love or flair. I use colors, patterns, typography, and humor [….]

Street Artist Cedric Douglas

Social Interventionist Cedric VISE1 Douglas: Strengthening Community Through Street Art

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by Joey Phoenix Street art creates bridges between the public and the issues that are relevant to their community. It can convey messages through words, concepts, and visuals that make it easy for people to understand. Sometimes the purposes of these pieces can be just for the aesthetic or for the message, and sometimes, they [….]