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Final Fridays: Graffiti Get Down

by Lynn Museum & Arts Center

Jul

26

Final Fridays: Graffiti Get Down

by Final Fridays: Graffiti Get Down

Date & Time

July 26

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Organizer
Lynn Museum & Arts Center
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Venue
Frederick Douglass Memorial Park
1-15 Exchange Street
Lynn
, MA
01901

About this Event

Come join us for a night of urban art and vibes at “Final Fridays: Graffiti Get Down”!

Join us for the third installment of the Final Fridays series on Friday, July 26th, from 6 to 9 p.m. for Graffiti Get Down!

DJ Rayvino will spin on the 1s and 2s while artists Croc Paints, Sophy Tuttle, Okaje, and Joey Free battle it out in the heart of the park. Viewers will enjoy complimentary food and original mocktails. Don’t miss exceptional performances by 97 ‘Caine, CalvinKleinCaterpillar, and Luke Bar$!

Head to Frederick Douglass Park (Corner of Union & Exchange Streets, Lynn, MA 01901); the rain location is The Museum (590 Washington Street, Lynn, MA, 01901).

Artist Alley Application: https://forms.gle/Bs4p4EgWFNVmN4my8

Volunteer Application: https://forms.gle/Dd6d6nU7q8czgEV99

The Artists

Croc Paints
Dave “Croc” O’Connor is a Boston, Massachusetts-based visual artist who primarily paints canvases and murals, with spray paint as his medium of choice. He fell in love with graffiti while studying in Washington, D.C., in 2013. Since then, he has incorporated techniques of the art form into his paintings with letters, vibrant colors, flares, and drips. Croc’s goal is to evoke feelings of youthfulness and inspiration. He often uses a bright color palette paired with bold outlines. He strives to develop a style that is considered not only significant as graffiti but also as contemporary art.

Sophy Tuttle
Sophy Tuttle is an English-born American muralist, painter, and installation artist. Her work celebrates nature, reconsiders our position in the web of life, and creates new narratives that explore regenerative, resilient culture-building among all forms of life. Sophy began painting murals after a residency in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2013, where she learned from local activists and artists. Her indoor and outdoor murals can now be seen from Massachusetts to Colombia, and she has participated in several mural festivals, including Pangeaseed’s Sea Walls Festival (2020 & 2021) and POWWOW Worcester (2016 & 2021). Often vibrant and dynamic, these murals are a way to begin conversations within the community about our relationship with nature and the ways in which we both conflict and collaborate with our fellow creatures every day.

Okaje
Okaje is a Dominican-American artist who fuses the fine lines between emotion, movement, and dance. This is very much shown by his double portraits of hands and faces. His works speak on the marks of expression through movement and visional comprehension of bright colors representing one’s aura or soul.

Joey Free
He is a Boston-based visual artist specializing in spray paint and drawing. He is also an avid poet and has recently published his first full-length poetry book. Spoken word and hip-hop are also essential to his performative expression, and he tries to work them as much as possible. For the better part of his career, he has focused solely on abstract visual art, leaning towards creating intricate shapes and playing with different shades of vibrant colors. As he progressed, he moved more in the direction of portraiture, striving to reach a more surrealistic/realistic effect. He also likes to integrate words into the backgrounds of work to bring portent messages into the pieces.

Funded by Mass Development with support from the Barr Foundation, Final Fridays is a series of FREE arts and culture events on the last Friday of every month, May through September, to activate local spaces and elevate community collaboration.