Gateway Mural

R1Gateway MuralBeachmont artist Alex Gerasev puts some of the finishing touches last Friday on this mural he painted throughout June for The Neighborhood Developers (TND). The Shirley Ave. Gateway Mural is one of the most prominent results of resident engagement in the neighborhood. In 2012, TND hosted a series of community design meetings. At those meetings, people expressed a desire for colorful artwork that celebrates the rich history and diversity of the neighborhood. In 2013 the Revere Cultural Council awarded a grant to TND for community art that enhances the area around the Revere Beach T Station. That summer, a group of resident leaders determined the location of the mural and chose an artist from among six outstanding applicants. Since that time, Gerasev has worked closely with Shirley Avenue neighbors and small businesses and just finished his work recently. An official unveiling will be held on July 12.

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