Sea Walls Boston 2021
Presented by HarborArts and produced in partnership with honorary conservation partner, the New England Aquarium
Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans returned to Boston for the second year July 19-25, 2021. Our team of local, regional, and national artists gathered in East Boston for ten days to create a powerful new collection of landmark artworks that now serve as educational tools and conversation-starters, addressing marine environmental issues relevant and of local importance, such as the climate crisis, pollution, and environmental justice.
Presented by local public ARTivism initiative HarborArts, we united during incredibly challenging times to paint for a purpose helping to give underrepresented coastal communities in East Boston and beyond a creative voice. Through the project, we aim to ignite ownership for the sustainability of natural resources and to build community around the common cause of protecting the region’s ocean and coast for future generations.
Our collaborative effort joined forces with the New England Aquarium, a global leader in marine research and education, as the Honorary Conservation Partner for Sea Walls Boston 2021. With the help of the Aquarium, we amplified the critical environmental messages depicted in the new murals and will make waves internationally for ocean conservation awareness.
Special thanks go out to Linda Cabot and Ed Anderson for their instrumental role in realizing this project. The oceans are the life support system of the planet and together, we paint for a purpose to help protect what we love.
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Click here to check out the Google Earth virtual mural tour!
Sea Walls Boston X Eastie Week
2021 Event Schedule
In partnership with Boston Harbor Now
In addition to the murals, Sea Walls Boston partnered with Boston Harbor Now and Eastie Week to include a series of activities and programming for the community to get involved.