The Parks and Open Space Division is thrilled to announce an exciting new project in which Brookline teens will work with a mural artist to design and install place-based murals on 3 utility boxes within Harry Downes Field and Corey Hill Playground. The concepts for the murals will be inspired by the community's submissions related to Brookline's "Park Stories Project". These pieces of art will help preserve and highlight the memories and history of the spaces, while at the same time bringing more public art into Brookline's parks. Interested in getting involved? Sign up below!
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
In May, 2022 teenage participants will meet with a local mural artist at a design charrette to develop concepts and determine final designs for three utility boxes (2 utility boxes at Harry Downes, 1 utility box at Corey Hill Playground). The mural artist will then return to work with the teen group in Fall 2022 (late September/early October) to install the murals.
The entire project will span over several days (one day to design, ~two days to install the murals). Lunch and supplies will be provided each day. We ask that all participants bring water bottles and a face mask.
DESIGN DAY: Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Brookline Arts Center from 11am-2pm
MURAL INSTALLATION DAYS: Late September/Early October (exact dates/times TBD)
Medford arist April Jakubec paints a utility box in Boston
We encourage anyone interested to register
for the Design Day via the form below, as space is limited!