Public Art on the Esplanade
The Esplanade Association, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR), has commissioned four mesmerizing art murals and two art activations in recent years along the Esplanade, adding bright colors and bold shapes to the natural beauty of this iconic riverfront park.
Patterned Behavior, by renowned local artist Silvia López Chavez, was the first public art mural on the Esplanade, commissioned by the Esplanade Association in partnership with DCR, and curated and produced by Now + There in 2017.
In 2019, the Esplanade Association and DCR brought three new artists to the Esplanade to transform three graffiti-stricken infrastructure buildings with the Pumphouse Mural project.
We’re excited to share that in Summer 2022, four new artists will install art murals on electrical boxes located on the Esplanade in partnership with DCR and Volunteers Incorporating Black Excellence, Inc. Each of these murals, and the four that came before them, are designed to playfully reflect the natural beauty of the Esplanade, and highlight how people and animals move through this landscape.
Read on for more information about the Esplanade’s current murals, and past public art activations!