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Raw Artworks 2018 Spring Show Opening

For the past five years my daughter Violeta has participated in a marvelous group in Lynn called Raw Artworks. The organization mentors young artists, encourages children to support each other in creative groups, and provides a space for creative energies of grade school and high school kids. Each year the kids get to show their work at a spring art show. The City of Lynn closes the block in front of their Central Square Storefront so kids can do pastel and chalk art on the street, perform music, and cheer on their fellow artists.

European Starling

Violeta carved and painted this bird for the show. She's done a piece every year but I think this is her best yet.

A Community Space

The people at Raw have 30 years experience networking in Lynn to support kids in utilizing their creative energies. Each year more and more graduates from Raw get scholarships at colleges like Montseratt and Mass Art.

Street Art

Sidewalk Chalk is abundant and kids are encouraged to add their art work to the public display...

This past year the art space doubled so more kids can create. Raw Art Works continues to grow and provide a great program for creative young people who are validated and supported for who they are. It's a diverse, multicultural, artistic community and my daughter is proud to be part of it.

Block Party

The Celebration for Raw Art Works young artists gets bigger every year, and for the past three years it has spilled into the street. Police cordon off Central Square so that people can dance and celebrate and make art. Some great chalk drawings are made by Raw Artists, family members and friends,

For The Archives

Raw has over thirty years experience teaching, mentoring and providing support for young artists on the North Shore. It's grown and it is documenting its history as it grows.

Central Square Shines

In the heart of downtown Lynn a family friendly event that showcases the great young artistic talent in this community...

The Badge

Each artist in the show has a home made I.D. Badge. Violeta is showing hers...

Cotton Candy On A Special Day

As if seeing your work on display isn't sweet enough, volunteers are making cotton candy for artists and visitors!


Almost 6:00 PM, Street is closed off, ready for music, poetry, performance art, pizza, and celebration!

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