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Artist Nate Swain Plans New Murals in North End and Beyond [Video]

North End artist, Nathan Swain, updated residents on his latest efforts to cover blank walls with scenic murals. Swain intends to begin work on a wall at the Gassy flights this week. The above video is from the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting held on June 12, 2014. See NateSwain.com for more Read More…

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Public Art Mural Proposed for “The Flights” in “The Gassy”

Nathan Swain, famed North End artist, presented his plans for creating murals on the walls of “The Flights” in DeFilippo Playground (“The Gassy”) on Prince Street. The proposal was introduced at the January 10, 2013 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). NEWRA voted 28-1 to support the proposed murals. As shown Read More…

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Public Art Proposal: “Glass Garden” by North End Artist Nathan Swain

Nathan Swain, a local artist and North End resident, is proposing a “Glass Garden” at the corner of Richmond and North Street within the empty concrete fenced space. Nate brought the concept to the June 14, 2012 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association where it was generally well-received by those in attendance. Read More…

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Take the Red Pill to Nate Swain’s Ugly Boston Blog

There are many Boston blogs with pretty streetscape photos. The new blog by North End-based artist Nathan Swain is not like that. By now, you probably know Nate’s work. He did the Salem St. powerhouse building windows, the greenery walls in St. Leonard’s Peace Garden and Polcari’s rolldown door, just to name a few. Last Read More…

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Poll Results: You Like Street Art on Blank Building Walls and Storefront Doors

See related post: Salem Street Storefront Roll Down Doors Make For New Canvas For Local Artist Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results are representative only of self-selected NorthEndWaterfront.com website visitors. This poll is now closed. A new poll is up and running in the right sidebar. Go there now and vote!

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Salem Street Storefront Roll Down Doors Make For New Canvas For Local Artist Nate Swain

  If you have walked down Salem St. at night, you probably have noticed how storefront roll down doors have turned into neighborhood art, courtesy of local artist Nate Swain. Shown above is Polcari’s door where an antique photo image is printed on sticky vinyl. Up the block at Rabia’s, the four roll down doors Read More…

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Hanover Street on Chronicle TV5: Part 3 – Post-Gazette’s Legacy and Artist Nathan Swain

In this excerpt from Chronicle’s episode on the North End’s Hanover Street, we learn more about how Italian immigrants assimilated to their new home with the help of the Post-Gazette (formerly La Gazzetta del Massachusetts) from current publisher, Pamela Donnaruma. Then, switching gears to neighborhood beautification is the work of artist Nathan Swain and his Read More…

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Adding an Artist’s Touch to the Greenway Corridor

North End artist, Nathan Swain, is one of those people that walks through the city and looks for ways to spruce up its drab infrastructure. To the amazement of many, he has already completed several projects. First, he painted large-scale murals for the “windows” of the Salem Street powerhouse building. More recently, he beautified the concrete wall in Read More…