Since 2018, each summer the Arts Council has invited internationally-renowned artists to paint murals in the East Somerville, Union Square and Central Hill neighborhoods. These artists paint contemporary street art on local walls highlighting the diversity of their own backgrounds and the diversity of Somerville and its residents.
The artists lending their creativity to Somerville include in 2018, David Zayas from Puerto Rico, Angurria from the Dominican Republic, and Victor Quinonez "Marka27", who was born in Juárez, Mexico and currently splits his time between Cambridge and Brooklyn. While in 2019 we welcomed Calo Rosa, a Salvedorean artist from Philadelphia, Imagine, a Nepali artist and Somerville resident, and Haitian artist Pascal Michel.
Thank you to our sponsors and partners for helping to make this project possible, including: Somerville Open Studios, Somerville Public Library, Somerville Media Center, Union Square Main Streets, East Somerville Main Streets, Holiday Inn Somerville, Hope Depot, Spray Planet, Sherwin Williams, and Construction Equipment Rentals (CER).
Business and property owners include, Reis Family properties, Highland Creole Cuisine, Black Cat Labs and Aliki Pishev Stockdale and Bruce Stockdale, Ola Café, Taco Loco, The Hamilton Company, Urban Axes, and Gauchao Brazilian Cuisine.
Check out the indivdual artists and their work below.