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 [….]

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 [….]

Pedro Soto – Co-Creating Change from the Bottom Up

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by Joey Phoenix In Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett’s book When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor . . . and Yourself, the authors describe the importance of asset-based development. They talk about how communities – particularly those in developing countries – already have all of the talent and the determination [….]

Walls Connect Instead of Divide in Downtown Beverly

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The Cabot Theatre, ECCF, and Beyond Walls partner to create a North Shore cultural landmark. Weekly Buzz is a regular feature of special events and happenings on the North Shore. If you have an upcoming special event, project, or initiative that you’d like to see featured here. Send our editor an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com  What: [….]

Photo Gallery- Beyond Walls Mural Festival 2018 Highlights

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Beyond Walls Mural Festival 2018 – Photo Highlights by John Andrews of Creative Collective MA. Our Creative Collective MA team did social media coverage and management for the duration of the Beyond Walls Mural Festival. Photos include community “Hive” events organized by Doneeca Thurston such as Garden Days, Beyond Walls Signature events like the Meet [….]

LynnHappens Weekly Digest – “We Have Food Trucks” Edition

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Meet the Member – Beyond Walls

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Beyond Walls – a group of Lynn residents, business owners, and public art/placemaking enthusiasts using grassroots efforts to create a sense of place and safety in the heart of Downtown Lynn. 1) Tell us a bit about you and what you do? We are a creative placemaking organization based in Lynn, Massachusetts. Our mission is [….]

ROAD TRIP – Beyond Walls Mural Festival Lynn MA

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BEYOND WALLS Lynn, the North Shore’s largest city, is transitioning from a historic manufacturing hub to a vibrant live/work and commuter community with a diverse population. The city is rich in architecture, culture and history. Most of the former industrial buildings have been transformed into housing or are used commercially. Lynn also has a burgeoning [….]