August at Lynn Museum / LynnArts


There is so much going on in downtown Lynn in August! From Rock the Block to Free Fun Friday to Beyond Walls…make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Mark your calendars for August 17th from 10 AM-2 PM when admission will be free, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation’s Free Fun Fridays! We’ll have plenty of activities both inside and outside, from shoe demonstrations to mini “mural” art projects. We’ll also have tours of the exhibits, music, games, and snacks. Whether you’re inside checking out our latest exhibits, or outside enjoying the sun in our beautiful park, it will be a fun day for everyone.
We can’t wait to see you! The Lynn Museum is ADA accessible.
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“In the Moment” Memory Cafe

Please join us at the Lynn Museum on Thursday, August 16th from 10am-12pm for Memory Cafe, a program for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their caretakers. This monthly program provides opportunities to network and enjoy refreshments, connect with caregiver support specialists, and–if you like–join in creative projects and interactive learning. The theme for August is “A Day at the Beach.” It’s an annual lament: “Where did the summer go?” We will celebrate summer at our August meeting, which will feature a luau theme and lots of summer fun!

The “Life Drawing and Other Figurative Art” Exhibit at LynnArts
will run through August 7th. Don’t let this show end without seeing this stunning original art, all done by local artists. Maybe you will even fall in love with one of these unique pieces and want to buy it.

Join us on Saturday, August 11th, from 11am-4pm for SAIL (Summer Art In Lynn) at LynnArts: Art Fair In The Gallery!
Local arts and artisans…including Annette Sykes, Yetti Frenkel, Barry Ridlon and many more… will be selling their original jewelry, clothing, notecards etc.
Don’t forget to stop by!

“Lynn, Lynn…”

What does Lynn look like to you?
What’s it like to live in Lynn?
What is your Lynn?
How do you picture Lynn?
Where’s your favorite place in Lynn?
Who lives in Lynn?
What happens in Lynn?

Our next exhibit will explore these questions and answer them through painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and craft.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be Friday, August 17, 5:30 – 7:30 and is FREE and open to the public.

This exhibit will run through September 15th.

We are still accepting artwork for this exhibit by artists who are living in or who have lived in Lynn or who are working in Lynn.
We’ll consider all work done during the last 2 years.
Size limitations: 7’x7’ and up to 50 lbs.
Work per Artist: Up to 3 pieces of art, including realistic, abstract or nonobjective art will be considered by the curating committee on a space- and quality-dependent basis.

Entries due at the LynnArts Gallery on Friday, August 3, 2017, 11:00 0 2:00; Saturday, August 4, 2017, 10:am– 1:pm or by appointment.

• Artwork should be framed and ready to hang, gallery style with wire – no saw teeth.
• A limited number of pedestals are available – please discuss your needs for display of sculpture.
• Form with Artist information must be attached to back of artwork.
Exhibit fee of $20.00 to be paid by cash, check or money order for up to 3 pieces. Make check or money order payable to Lynn Museum.

Sales: LynnArts staff will oversee the sale of art. The Lynn Museum/LynnArts will receive 30% commission (artists who maintain a studio at LynnArts will give the Museum/LynnArts 25% commission). All art work sold must remain at LynnArts until exhibit ends. Payment to artist will be made within 45 business days of the end of the exhibit.

Annette Sykes
Chair of the Curatorial Committee

Sue Walker
Lynn Museum/LynnArts Public Engagement Coordinator

Faces of Lynn is an ongoing photo project by Cinda Danh, a Lynn native. She loves the city and is working to highlight as many faces as she can while the project continues. This will be the first launch of her magazine series.

Voices of Lynn is a community festival led by community members. It is a platform for all people, organizations, small business to come show off their stories, work, knowledge, street smarts, and talents!

This launch will also include a speaker series from folks in the community. The speaker for this event will be Amanda Le, a Lynn native and animal lover who works as a Probation Case Specialist for the Trial Courts. In 2010 Amanda Le lost her brother due to violence in Lynn. Since then Amanda has completed her degree in Criminal Justice Administration with a minor in psychology and legal studies. Amanda has also completed her Master’s Degree c/o 2017 in Criminal Justice Administration from Salem State University. Amanda has witnessed the way the city comes together during tragedy and wants to find more ways to be an advocate for victims and their families.

Music will be provided by DJ JPhat! More information at

Beyond Walls Mural Festival is back with all new walls, all new artists, and plenty of surprises…

Join us in Downtown Lynn for our Second Mural Festival!

Beyond Walls was founded in 2017 when an inspired a group of residents, business owners and volunteers conceived several inaugural projects in response to recent community visioning strategies advocating for more public art, improved walkability and safety in downtown Lynn. Influenced by projects in Brooklyn, New York; Kings Cross, London; and Wynwood, Miami, Wilson connected Lynn’s rich history, architecture, and burgeoning arts and cultural district as an ideal platform for creative placemaking opportunities. The 2017 Mural Festival jump-started three additional initiatives: the installation of 12 pieces of vintage neon artwork, the illumination of three gloomy underpasses utilizing 600 feet of dynamic LED lighting, and securing a sculptural element paying homage to Lynn’s industrial heritage.

Find out more at

Meet the Artist Panel/Opening Night of Beyond Walls Exhibit August 10th, 6pm

An evening panel introducing some of the 2018 Muralists moderated by Beyond Walls staff. This night will also be in conjunction with the Opening of the Beyond Walls Exhibition at the Lynn Museum featuring artwork from Beyond Walls 2017 Artist contingent. Refreshments will be available.

Rock the Block! Saturday, August 18th!

The months’s events culminate in Rock the Block in the heart of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District on August 18, 2018! Come out and celebrate our incredible city, the Downtown Lynn Cultural District, and the closing of Beyond Walls’ 14-day Mural Festival.

From 1-9pm Downtown Lynn will be immersed in art, live music, gourmet food, craft beer, live art installations, artisan vendors, kid-activities, and games!
Rock the Block is presented by the DTLCD, Ironbound and Beyond Walls.
Come early stay late, but don’t miss out!

With all the festivities going on in downtown Lynn, we want to make sure you have time to see the Lynn Museum!

We will be open the following extended hours:
August 11th through August 18th:
Saturday, August 11th: 1pm-5pm
Sunday, August 12th: 1pm-5pm
Monday, August 13th: CLOSED
Tuesday, August 14th: 10am-7pm
Wednesday, August 15th: 10am-7pm
Thursday, August 16th: 10am-7pm
Friday, August 17th Free Fun Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday, August 18th: 1pm-5pm


As a not for profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our members and friends to help provide critically needed support. All gifts, no matter the size, will help fund our “History Detectives” program for Lynn’s third graders, our lunchtime MESA educational program for adults, and help to keep our exhibits fresh and inexpensive for our community. For your convenience, we’ve added a “donate” button to our facebook page to simplify the process. Make your fully tax deductible donation today! We appreciate your support.

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