STREET ART FESTIVALS
Community meetings led to Downtown Lynn businesses and residents sharing a desire to get more people walking around the city. To achieve more ‘walkability’ Beyond Walls, a then completely volunteer-driven committee, focused on bringing more public art to the downtown.
Over the last three years Beyond Walls has facilitated free-to-the-public Mural Festivals with a mix of internationally-renowned artists and artists from neighboring communities.
Through our unique artist selection process, we ensure the murals across Lynn reflect the rich culture and incredible diversity present in the city. Our (now annual) Festival lives on due to key partnerships with local stakeholders and our passionate funders. Each year, the International Union of Painter’s and Allied Trades (IUPAT) DC35 preps, and primes all of our walls, turning them into fresh canvases.
Project Partner Snapshot
Community Partners: Painters And Allied Trades DC 35, The Office of Community Development & Lynn Engineering Department, The City of Lynn, Atlantic Toyota, RAW Art Works, East Coast International Church, Salem State University, Volunteer Committee
Funders: Barr Foundation, MassDevelopment Commonwealth Places, Patronicity, The Boston Foundation
Scale: 46 pieces of large scale mural art… and growing!
Status: Ongoing Annually