Friday night, Beyond Walls partners and supporters gathered at a private event at Land of a Thousand Hills on Munroe Street, and from there took a tour of the vintage neon on loan from collector David Waller and murals from last year’s Beyond Walls festival.
The tour concluded with Congressman Seth Moulton, State Senator Brendan Crighton, State Representative Dan Cahill, Mayor Tom McGee and representatives from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (*IBEW103), threw the symbolic switch on a completed portion of the underpass lighting in Central Square. Housing and Economic Development Secretary Jay Ash was also present for part of the tour.
Following the tour, the group headed over to the Blue Ox for a reception and presentation by Beyond Walls highlighting last year’s festival and teasing this year’s, which also includes plans for a public park by the Lynn Ferry terminal.
The Beyond Walls team includes Founder and Exec. Dir. Al Wilson, Associate Director Amanda Hill, Associate Director Pedro Soto, Program Manager Julia Midland, Media Lead Carolina Trujillo, Program Coordinator Doneeca Thurston, and multiple committee members and consultants (disclosure, LynnHappens’ Seth Albaum is actively involved.)
*IBEW is doing pro-bono work for the project.