Over the last couple of days, with slight weather interruptions, Boston Painters IUPAT Local 939 has been been offering free labor to prep the walls downtown. Volunteers have been staffing the Beyond Walls office on Union Street, and coordinating the arrival of artists, who are staying at Salem State dorms.
As the cool damp day came to a close yesterday, the artists first gathered at White Rose Coffeehouse in Central Square, while Cacici, Lynn-based Nightshade pop-up catering and crew prepped the diner. Upsidemedia (which owns LynnHappens) provided the sound system. Joe Mulligan of MassDevelopment provided the tent. Bent Water Brewing Company provided the beer. White Rose Coffeehouse provided the coffee.
Work on the murals resumes today. A full schedule of Beyond Walls Mural Festival events can be found on the Beyond Walls website or here in the Happens Calendar.
Artists and locations!