Official 2019 Press Release

BEYOND WALLS STREET ART FESTIVAL SET TO BEGIN JULY 22

June 21, 2019 - DAILY ITEM

It's been said, one man's trash is another man's treasure.

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BEYOND WALLS LAUNCHES AN IDEA FOR LYNN’S WATERFRONT

May 17, 2019 - DAILY ITEM

Beyond Walls has a vision for Lynn’s waterfront.

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FIVE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR RUDY BRUNER AWARD FOR URBAN EXCELLENCE

February 13, 2019- METROPOLIS MAGAZINE

The national prize, which recognizes urban-focused designs and initiatives, has tapped a range of projects this year, from a DIY skate park in New Orleans to a public lighting initiative in Lynn, Massachusetts.

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BEYOND WALLS WINS: MOST IMPACTFUL PUBLIC ART

February 6, 2019 - HUBWEEK

After over 1700 votes, the winners of the inaugural HUBweek Art Awards have been decided! The Boston-area arts community has chosen a diverse array of artworks, performances, and exhibitions that showcase the creativity and innovation of this region's artistic ecosystem

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5 FOR GOOD: MURAL PROJECT IN LYNN EXPANDS EFFORT TO WATERFRONT

August 24, 2019 - WCVB

Beyond Walls looks beyond downtown in ongoing effort to use art to foster community

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OUR FAVORITE STREET ART FROM THE SECOND BEYOND WALLS MURAL FESTIVAL

August 23, 2019 - WBUR

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.

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MURAL FESTIVAL SEEKS TO MAKE LYNN A DESTINATION FOR PUBLIC ART

August 3, 2019 - BOSTON GLOBE

The theme for the second annual Beyond Walls mural festival was love. So Ubiera painted Venus, the Roman goddess of love, as a deconstructed neoclassical statue. Behind her are messages inspired by the city, specifically a play on a famous phrase about Lynn. It reads: “Lynn, Lynn, City of Love. Follow Us and Rise Above.”

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BEYOND WALLS LIGHTS UP DOWNTOWN LYNN ‘LIKE TIMES SQUARE ON NEW YEAR’S EVE’

June 27, 2019 - DAILY ITEM

Wednesday night, as darkness set in, about 500 people, including the mayor of Lynn, stood under a railroad underpass on Washington Street and looked toward the heavens. With the crowd clapping in rhythm and a loud 3-2-1 countdown, suddenly the area lit up like Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Let there be light, indeed.

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GROUP WANTS TO CAST LYNN IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT

FEBRUARY 1, 2018 - BOSTON GLOBE

Under the bridge here on Market Street, it’s dark even in the broad daylight. Cars veering off the nearby Lynnway bear down on the scurrying pedestrians, who dart into traffic from behind the concrete pillars.

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THE ‘BEYOND WALLS’ FESTIVAL WAS AN ECONOMIC BOON FOR LYNN, STUDY FINDS

FEBRUARY 1, 2018 - DAILY ITEM

It’s no secret that the Beyond Walls project has had a profound effect on the city’s downtown, but you might be surprised just how big that impact has been.

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LYNN: THE CITY OF FIRSTS

December 18, 2017 - WCVB: CHRONICLE

When you think of Lynn Massachusetts, Al Wilson wants art to come to mind, not that old “City of Sin” rhyme.

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NEW ENGLAND SPEAKS: BEYOND WALLS

December 18, 2017 - NBC10: BOSTON

The City of Lynn is using art to transform their streets to encourage new visitors. Beyond Walls is an initiative that will use art installations and community events to spark interest in their community.

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4 YOUR COMMUNITY: BEYOND WALLS

August 19, 2017 - WBZ

Anaridis Rodriguez and Nick Giovanni talk to Beyond Walls founder Al Wilson.

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OPEN STUDIO WITH JARED BOWEN

August 19, 2017 - WGBH

Venture inside the creative process of artists from across the country. WGBH's Jared Bowen will take you to the sets, studios and stages of artists everywhere and introduce American artists making a splash on the national scene and right here in Boston.

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WITH 15 NEW MURALS IN 10 DAYS, LYNN WANTS TO SHOW IT’S MOVED BEYOND ITS NEGATIVE REPUTATION

JULY 13, 2017 - WBUR THE ARTERY

The gritty North Shore city of Lynn may not be known for large-scale murals like, say, Philadelphia. Not yet, anyway.

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INNOVATIVE ARTS INITATIVE IN LYNN FORGES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, GAINS MOMENTUM

JUNE 28, 2017 - BOSTON CITY BIZ LIST

The gritty North Shore city of Lynn may not be known for large-scale murals like, say, Philadelphia. Not yet, anyway.

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