Date Of Visit: July 14, 2018
Location: McPherson St., Beverly MA (entrance is located on West Federal St) (about 30 minutes northeast of Boston. MA)
Hours: open daily sunrise to sunset
Handicapped Accessible: No
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: legal graffiti wall in Beverly, MA
- this “permission wall” is one of the few legal graffiti walls in MA
- the wall has been accessible to artists since 1995
- the wall has 500 feet of space for graffiti
Website: Legal Graffiti Wall Facebook Page
Tucked behind an industrial building in Beverly, MA, is a haven for graffiti artists of all skill levels and artistic styles.
The 500 foot wall behind the Clemenzi Industrial building has some very creative art from a variety of artists.
Stylized lettering designs are one of the more popular works on the wall.
Of course, there is a tribute to the home sports team.
As well as the artists renditions of popular television characters.
There were two graffiti artists at the wall when I arrived.
If you do go, don’t do what I did and cross the railroad tracks on McPherson (for obvious reasons). But, you can see some nice views of the art from the parking lot. Police and rail workers are said to patrol the area to ensure no one crosses the tracks . The main entrance is on West Federal St at the intersection just before or after the graffiti wall depending upon which direction you are coming from. There is also an entrance on West Dayne St.
One of the great things about the graffiti wall is that you can continually go back and see different works of art. The wall is cleaned and the graffiti is erased on a regular basis to make room for new works. I am sure I will be making more visits out there to view the new graffiti. Maybe I’ll bring a few spray paint cans with me!
Below is a video of a walk through of the graffiti wall.