Barrier Beautification for Lexington An ArtWalk Project 2020

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Cristina Berwell
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The ArtWalk committee is working with several town entities, students and art groups to enhance the appearance of the barriers in the center.  These barriers are part of a state grant, and have been placed to provide additional outdoor seating options for dining, attracting customers and others walking around.
Artists were invited to submit work this past month. Artists created artwork on special 18 x 24” blank lawn-signs, selected for their cost effectiveness and durability in the outdoors, which the Artwalk committee members fixed to the barriers. Artists were welcome to "adopt a barrier" and submit up to 4 art panels (live area of 72”x24”). Artwork will be placed over the orange barriers only. Artists could design as one full piece of artwork or break it up in 4 different pieces.  The committee requested that the artists use bold and strong designs so there is more visibility from afar, and encouraged artists to incorporate the color orange to be more cohesive with the orange color of the barriers that will be visible above and below the panels.

Art panels were curated by the Artwalk Committee and placed on display starting September 12 and last while the weather permits. The only restrictions are that no political or religious thoughts are expressed, and the artwork and images are family friendly. Questions can be emailed to


Photos provided illustrate how local artists and Lexington students are working together to enhance the look of barriers situated in Lexington Center.  These barriers were provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, arrived a few weeks ago, and are situated to provide outdoor seating for residents visiting retailers.

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Lexington Center
Lexington, MA 02421


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