How I Avoided Becoming a Statistic And Got Hired At The Coolest Company In Boston

Thursday, October 20th 2016

Amazing article on featuring one of RAW’s alumni!


Abroad and in Lynn, Young Artists Show the Meaning of Home

Thursday, July 20th 2017

Check out this great piece in the Globe North about our HOME projects and partnership with Adobe!



Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

” The artists have been working on the mural for more than a month, said Bruce Orr, director of the Good 2 Go program.



Real to Reel Filmmaker wins first place in Salem Film Festival

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

“The power and talent of these high school students is remarkable, and seeing them in a virtually sold out auditorium was not only poetic justice for an art that people think may be dying, but also reassurance for the kids who put in so much effort, and are bound...


The Daily Item: Lynn’s RAW Art Works Tinkers with Christmas

Friday, December 4th 2015

“Four teenage girls, also known as Tinkers, will be selling their art at a new store by the same name, which is expanded out of RAW Art Works with a grand opening Wednesday night featuring a holiday party.



Ethan Forman: A night to remember at Raw Art Works

Friday, March 20th 2015

Ethan Forman...


Raw Art Works Tinkers With Fundraising

Friday, March 13th 2015

LYNN — The construction is complete, the art is hung, and now Raw Art Works is in the homestretch, announcing it is just $150,000 from successfully completing a $2 million capital campaign....


The Faces of Lynn, Massachusetts

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014

The Colombian photographer and researcher Andrea Patiño Contreras came to the United States at the age of nineteen to attend Duke University. “I remember landing at Newark Airport and being extremely surprised to see all the signs written both in English and...


More Than 500 Portraits on Display Underneath Commuter Rail Tracks in Lynn

Friday, October 31st 2014

Lynn - Boston may be heralded for its ability to harbor the public arts, but some kids in Lynn with an eye for transforming bland outdoor spaces into spots where people can admire creative works are giving the city a run for its money.



Even Paul Feig Loves This Homemade 'Ghostbusters' Trailer Starring Middle School Girls

Friday, October 31st 2014

A group of middle school girls have taken on the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man — and set a pretty high bar for Hollywood’s all-female Ghostbusters remake in the process. Student directors Emily Silva, Isaac Dreeben, Lizzy Embick, Mia Ventola, Sidney St. Ives, and...


Art Group Leaves Their Mark Downtown

Saturday, October 19th 2013

LYNN — The Good 2 Go crew from Raw Art Works is back at it, painting electrical boxes and bringing a little more outside art to the city’s Art and Cultural District. “It’s really remarkable,” said RAW Art...


Lynn Teen is Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar

Thursday, October 10th 2013

LYNN — Raw Art Works has been 13-year-old Alexandria Kruizenga’s second home for nearly eight years, but a scholars program, which the nonprofit helped her gain admission to, might put RAW reluctantly in the teen...


Young families bring new life to downtown Lynn

Sunday, July 28th 2013

LYNN — When Jose Palma moved his young family to Lynn from Somerville a decade ago, he was an outlier among local El Salvadoran immigrants, most of whom lived closer to Boston. But the rent was right: just $650 per month for a two-bedroom...


An Artful Wish-Come-True for Marblehead Native

Tuesday, June 11th 2013

Marblehead —The Clay School’s wish came true, thanks to a recent win from Intuit’s Love Our Local Business Contest. With all of the artful creations happening in The Clay School, students had rightfully outgrown their two electric kilns and were in desperate need...


2013 Excellence in Leadership Award Winner: Kit Jenkins, Executive Director and Co-Founder, and Mary Flannery, Founder, Raw Art Works

Monday, June 10th 2013

Excellence Award winners were announced at the Nonprofit Awareness Day celebration at the State House on June 10, 2013.


Raw Art Works to Expand

Tuesday, June 4th 2013

LYNN — The numbers two and five, massive and colorful lean up against the wall in the rear of Raw Art Works ground floor space, remnants of the organization’s Party with a Purpose, a symbol of its 25 anniversary and a hint of what’s too...


RAW Celebrates 25 years

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

LYNN — When Mary Flannery and Kit Jenkins opened Raw Art Works 25 years ago they had enough money to cover the rent for one year but no money to heat the fourth floor space at 37 Central Square. Today the pair own the entire building and...


A RAWsome Evening as Raw Art Works Celebrates 25 Years

Thursday, May 9th 2013

On Thursday evening, Raw Art Works held its annual spring art show opening, screened some Real to Reel Film School projects, awarded some scholarships, reminisced on 25 years, announced plans to expand, and then danced.


Downtown Arts Scene Continues to Develop in Lynn

Saturday, April 13th 2013

YNN — It was just a year ago that the state designated the city’s downtown an official Cultural District and Thursday stakeholders offered a glimpse of what’s been going on since. “It’s a snapshot of some of the things...


Volunteers create teen space at Lynn Public Library

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

LYNN — Fourteen teens gave up a day off Monday to move furniture at the Lynn Public Library as part of the Lynn Community Association’s second annual Martin Luther King Day of Service. “I can’t believe this day is here,” said Chief...


Lynn students' music video calls for tolerance

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

LYNN — Lynn-area film school teens with a big idea took to the streets this past month to film a music video with a message: It’s OK to be gay. About 11 teens ages 14 to 16 with the Raw Arts Reel to Real...


Role models on display at RAW

Monday, October 21st 2013

LYNN — RAW Artworks alum Masiel Encarnación said navigating the world of paying for college as a first-generation college graduate would have been a lot easier if she had help from someone with a similar...


Art Throb Celebrates Latest Issue at RAW Art Works, Visionspace Gallery Opens New Photographic Exhibit – photos

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

Here’s a light version of Photos from Saturday, when LynnHappens presents a sampling of photos from a given Saturday in Lynn.


Lynn Teen Spruce Up Senior Center

Thursday, October 4th 2012

LYNN —A dozen teen boys spent three weeks designing and painting two colorful murals that now mark the entryway of a Lynn senior center, in the process uniting two different demographics. The young artists were hired by FULL ARTICLE

Raw Art Works

Monday, August 27th 2012

At RAW Art Works in Lynn, conflicted youth find a creative outlet and unwavering emotional support. Growing up is tough. Growing up in the inner city is even tougher. Violence, alcohol and drugs, crime, poverty, and broken families are...


Young Artists are “Good 2 Go”

Sunday, August 12th 2012

A group of nine budding young artists between the ages of 15 and 19, whose specialty is public artwork, finished up their latest mural, which depicts the sportsmanship, fellowship and camaraderie that goes into playing soccer, in Lynn’s Hood Park’s field on Aug. 3...


Teens Speak Out With ‘Make It Out’ Gay Bullying Video

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

LYNN, Mass. — The It Gets Better project has grown into a formidable movement. Advice columnist Dan Savage founded it in 2010 to help young LGBT people see that they can find happiness and acceptance in a world...


Teen filmmakers at Raw Art Works in Lynn tackle bullying

Monday, June 4th 2012

Students in RAW’s Real to Reel film program have produced a music video for Boston rock artist and activist Jen Grygiel that addresses the difficulties of being gay in high school. Hospice of the North Shore Greater Boston offers a two...



Tuesday, June 12th 2012

The last time we spoke with Jen Grygiel, she was slinging an electric guitar in MEandJOANCOLLINS and preparing to play Boston Pride for the first time, a massive milestone for the queer Boston rocker and LGBT...




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