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 [….]

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 [….]

Assassins Takes Arts After Hours Stage Starting June 14th

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(LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS – June 5th 2019) – Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins, opens at Arts After Hours on Friday, June 14th. Get Tickets Assassin’s portrays the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical “revusical” that explores the dark side of [….]

LynnHappens Weekly Digest – “We Have Food Trucks” Edition

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