Preparations are underway in Lynn for Beyond Walls Second Mural Festival
The murals that come out of the Beyond Walls Festival don’t just show up. There’s a team behind prepping the walls before their colorful revitalization.
Painters & Allied Trades District Council #35 have prepped, power washed, and primed each of the walls in preparation of their murals since the festival’s 2017 debut.
They also train each of the artists on aerial and scissor lift training and get them certified, which is usually very expensive, according to Justin Desmond, the union’s current director of organizing.
“What’s great is our members that live in this community are giving back and then the union is showing their commitment to the community,” said Desmond.
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