The #AllLynn Showcase @TheVault

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Location: Neal Rantoul Vault Theatre 25 Exchange St. Lynn, MA 01901 Rear Entry only (Behind the building by the parking lot and up the stairs) Are you a fan of hip hop and looking for a chance to support local artists? Check out the #AllLynn Showcase, a local showcase featuring some the best hip hop artists from Lynn, Massachusetts. The …

#StayLocal2021 Guide to Lynn, MA

#StayLocalMA (#StayLocal2021) is an innovative and collaborative regional approach to explore, dine, and shop locally. Creative Collective created The Stay Local MA Campaign to support your favorite small businesses throughout the community – both in-store and online and keep your money local. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of most communities and on the North Shore that couldn’t be more true,” …

#NonprofitNovember: Beyond Walls

#NonprofitNovember is highlighting Creative Collective’s nonprofit Business Members in a series of featured interviews. These short features will grant some insight into how these nonprofits have grown and developed through the years and how they plan to use what they’ve learned to further their respective missions in 2022.  This Holiday season, follow the hashtag #NonprofitNovember to learn more about the …

Lynn’s First Diversity Matters Festival – Photo Highlights

Images by Creative Collective | Click here for full gallery of images Lynn’s first Diversity Matters Festival, organized by North Shore Juneteenth Association, Inc. and sponsored by the Essex County Community Foundation, took place on the last weekend in August 2021. The event was a family-friendly festival with activities, vendors, music, food, and more. Culture Trolley Stops included: Galleries at …

Frederick Douglass Park Dedication – PHOTOS

Images by Creative Collective At the Frederick Douglass park dedication in Lynn, MA officials unveiled a relief sculpture of Douglass by 99 year old local artist Reno “Ray” Pisano, placed near the park entrance to signify a pivotal moment in the abolitionist’s time in Lynn. Project participants, state and local officials and a crowd of about 50 spectators gathered in …

Lynnstallation Chooses Orlosky’s “Laces of Lynn” for Community Driven Art Project

by Joey Phoenix In 2018 the Metropolitan Area Planning Council awarded Lynn’s Department of Community Development a Technical Assistance Award to install a signature piece of art in Lynn, MA’s Central Square’s Mt. Vernon Street Plaza.  This past week, after two and a half years of dedication to seeing this come to pass, Lynnstallation and the City of Lynn have …

Mayor Thomas McGee Announces Hiring of LaCrecia Thomson as the City of Lynn Arts and Culture Planner

LYNN- Mayor Thomas McGee is pleased to announced the hiring of LaCrecia Thomson as the new Arts and Culture Planner in the City of Lynn. LaCrecia was selected from a list of several highly-qualified candidates who applied for the position and will be the third member of the recently established Planning Department. The Planning Team are members of the Mayor’s …

Queer Lynn Scene Lynn Pride Panel and Mixer – PHOTOS

Images by Joey Phoenix for Creative Collective Queer Lynn Scene held their 2021 Lynn Pride Panel and Mixer on Wednesday, June 23rd at Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts. The panel consisted of members of the LGBTQ2IA+ Community in Lynn, including Marianthy Posadas Nava (she/they), Zan (they/them), Narong Sokhom (they/them), Jessica Beal (she/her), and moderator Cristian Recinos (any pronouns) Sounds for the mixer …