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2023 Beyond Walls Street Art Tour

August 15, 2023 - August 30, 2023

a sign that reads beyond walls in front of a building.

Lynn will be home to more than 80 Beyond Walls Curated Murals and Art Pieces by the Summer’s End

For the sixth consecutive year, Beyond Walls has joined forces with municipal and business leaders, educators, and local nonprofits across the state to produce colorful large-scale murals celebrating the Bay State’s dynamic communities, their rich histories, and the significant contributions of each city’s diverse populations.

As many as five murals will be installed in Lynn over a two-week period beginning August 15, showcasing the impact of the city’s young people and cultural communities. By the end of August, Beyond Walls will have curated the installation of more than 80 murals and art pieces in Lynn since its founding in 2017. Community partners include Lynn Public Schools, Girls, Inc., and United Rentals

Installations will begin in Lynn on August 15th, with world-class artists painting the exterior walls of buildings as tall as 79 feet high and 70 feet long using lifts and ladders. Work will continue through August 30th.

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Lynn, Beyond Walls’ “hometown,” marks the third stop on the Beyond Walls 2023 Street Art Tour which also includes the creation of dozens of murals in Holyoke,Chicopee, and Haverhill over a four-month period. Since its founding in 2017, Beyond Walls has worked with residents, businesses, a corps of volunteers, and local officials to bring public art, educational programs, and creative design projects to Lynn.

Beyond Walls helps galvanize communities, eliminate barriers to art, provides educational opportunities, supports local businesses, and promotes visitation to midsize urban areas that are the drivers behind regional economies around the state. For many years these communities have been recognized as the “gateway” to the American Dream. Today, 26 Massachusetts gateway cities are home to the vibrant and diverse communities that Beyond Walls strives to celebrate through art, curricula, events, programs, collaborations, and interactive design.

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Local walls featured in the Beyond Walls 2023 Street Art Tour can be found at the following addresses. Additional locations may be added in the coming weeks.

  • 87 Oxford Street (75’ W x 79’ H)
    • Artist: Ernesto Maranje (@ernestomaranje). The design for this mural will explore flora and fauna, biological evolution, and the relationship between plants and animals.
  • 23 Farrar Street (2 stories, horizontal)

Related Events

  • Saturday, August 19th at 10:00 am: Beyond Walls will partner with United Rentals for “Trash Bags to the Streets,” a community event with volunteers collecting trash throughout downtown Lynn while taking in the city’s street art collection. At 11:30the group will convene at the Beyond Walls Studio, 18 Mt. Vernon Street, for a BBQ and youth art activity. A longtime supporter of Beyond Walls, United Rentals has contributed to the mural festivals by supplying and training artists on the motorized lifts used for the installations.
  • Thursday, August 24th at 6:00 pm: The public is invited for a guided tour of the new art installations in downtown Lynn. The event begins at the Beyond Walls Studio located at 18 Mt. Vernon Street with refreshments, followed by a 7:00 pm tour of new works by artists Ernesto Maranje, Kevin Ledo, and Samantha Robison of aptART. Suggested Donation: $15.
  • Saturday, August 26th at 1:00 pm: Mural Tour + Celebration of Art, Community and Food. This free celebration begins and ends at the Beyond Walls Studio at 18 Mt. Vernon Street with a tour of the more than 80 murals and art pieces located throughout downtown Lynn, followed by a mini-block party.

The above press release was submitted to us by Rasky Partners.

Details

Start:
August 15, 2023
End:
August 30, 2023
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Website:
https://lynntv.org/event/2023-beyond-walls-street-art-tour/

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