Final Mural for East Boston Harborarts Sea Walls Boston Finished

Last year, local public art group HarborArts collaborated with the international nonprofit PangeaSeed Foundation to bring their globally renowned public art program to Boston. The initiative, known as Sea Walls Boston, Artists for Oceans installed seven public murals throughout East Boston in 2020.

Building on the success of last year’s public art initiative to bring attention to sea-level rise and climate change, Sea Walls Boston returned and created another series of murals during the month of July.

The last of the murals was completed last week by artist Beau Stanton on the side of the Sumner Street Fire Station along the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway.

Other murals added this year include murals on the side of the Cunard Tavern, the Donald McKay School and along Border, Chelsea, and Liverpool Streets.

Sea Walls Boston is part of Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, a global initiative that has produced over 400 murals in 16 countries calling attention to climate change from New Zealand to Mexico to Indonesia to the Caribbean.

Last year was the first time Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans has come to the Northeast and Eastie has become home to “Sea Walls Boston”. The art initiative is going to be part of a bigger pilot project that will involve more artists and more murals in Eastie and other parts of Boston.

Last month, artists and activists came together to create a powerful new collection of landmark artworks, each with an important message that aims to inspire residents and visitors to foster a sense of ownership and pride for the artworks and natural resources.

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