VIA WBUR: OUR FAVORITE STREET ART FROM LYNN'S BEYOND WALLS MURAL FESTIVAL

Artists from Argentina, France, the Dominican Republic, Cambodia, the Netherlands and several other countries descended on Lynn this August to unleash their art on empty walls for the second annual Beyond Walls Mural Festival. This year, the festival transformed 28 walls, an increase from last year's 15 murals.

“Last year, the city got behind us in a big way. It’s been great to see the artists and community come together to create something incredible again,” said Al Wilson, the founder and executive director of Beyond Walls.

Check out this map to discover all of the murals for yourself and, in the meantime, here are our 12 favorites: CONTINUE READING...

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MUNROE STREET NEIGHBOR FUNDRAISING DRIVE 

As many of you know, this morning an intense flash flood hit Lynn and flooded our streets, sidewalks, and businesses. Many of our neighbors and friends were directly affected and will have to invest funds that small businesses do not always have available on necessary repairs.

The team at Beyond Walls cares deeply about the community and wanted to figure out a way to help our neighbors.

For 24 hours all donations given to Beyond Walls will be distributed to those businesses on Munroe street that were directly affected by the flash flooding. We will equally distribute 100% of the money as soon as possible. We understand that any loss of business is detrimental to these small businesses.

To donate simply visit https://beyond-walls.networkforgood.com/projects/36329-beyond-walls

On our end of things the flood brought our artists off of their walls and flooded our warehouse of paint and supplies. However, the storm has cleared, the paint will dry and the artists are already back to work. Beyond Walls will be not accepting any of these funds over the next 24 hours for our benefit.

This fundraising drive will run until 4PM on August 13th, 2018 so don’t wait! Help our neighbors today!

Beyond Walls is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.