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 [….]

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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 [….]

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Salem Scene – Punto Urban Art Museum Block Party

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Our vision is to create a world class urban arts district in Salem’s Point Neighborhood, one that embraces its rich immigrant and architectural history and present a dynamic opportunity for the neighborhood’s future.