There was a party in a downtown tunnel last night

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A large crowd gathered Thursday to celebrate the new Art Way, a recently completed public art installation in the commuter rail entrance tunnel between Union and Mt. Vernon Streets just off of Central Square.

The event included necessary hot chocolate, spoken word from atop wooden crates and some music. Anyone who wanted to speak or perform could, and published poet and playwright Enzo Silon Surin was among those who did.

Centerboard, Inc’s Visionspace Gallery brought Cruz @rt on board to make their vision of art in the tunnel happen. Story, here.

Pictures, below:

The Art Way is the latest addition to a growing number of public art installations in Central Square, which is within the Downtown Lynn Cultural District.

A month ago, a party was held for the completion of the mural on the of LynnArts and for RAW Art Works’ Ignite – Create – Connect faces along the commuter rail overpass between Central Sq. and Washington Street. It also featured Art Way in progress. Art Way is not Centerboard’s only project in the square. Just around the corner hangs Ghosts of Lynn, their enlarged photo/art project that changes about once year. In Downtown Lynn Cultural District fashion, it opened with a party, as well.


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Colleen Murphy

Wow…that tunnel looks fantastic from the pictures. The artists on the crate looked intriguing. The art experiences in DTL are really forming to express the uniqueness of the city of Lynn. It is awesome, exciting and so needed for the northshore’s growth into a truly humane place to live, work, love and play. Thank you to everyone who is being true their vision of a beautified city of Lynn!!!