Boston – The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston unveiled a mural created by local youth at the Mattapan Teen Center on May 14. The mural was funded through an $8,000 grant from the BPDA, part of a $75,000 investment in public art in Mattapan.
Ten teenage artists have been working on the mural since January. The artwork depicts the characteristics that the teens feel describe the center: engagement, community, activism, opportunity, safety, and fun.
Mattapan artist, Jeremy Harrison, was chosen to create the next mural, part of the PLAN: Mattapan Public Art Project, at the William E. Carter Post at 1531 Blue Hill Avenue. The mural will celebrate William E. Carter Post 16’s 100th anniversary.
“Throughout the PLAN: Mattapan process, our planners have heard over and over again that Mattapan deserves more public art,” said BPDA director, Brian Golden. “I congratulate Jeremy Harrison and look forward to seeing the Carter Post mural completed in the coming months.”
Launched in 2018, PLAN: Mattapan’s goal is to work with the community to create a comprehensive vision to shape inclusive growth and investment throughout the neighborhood.