Location
Salem, MA
Project Title
The Creative Point Resident Program
Fiscal Year Awarded
2023
Grant or Program
Public Art for Spatial Justice
Grant Amount
$30,000

The Punto Urban Art Museum (PUAM), founded by North Shore Community Development Coalition (North Shore CDC) in the Point Neighborhood in Salem, was created to break down the invisible but undeniable socio-economic barrier between The Point Neighborhood—a LatinX community—and the rest of Salem. Through public art, PUAM aims to increase the pride of place within the neighborhood and raise consciousness about social justice topics. The Creative Point Resident Program is a creative initiative that invites a professional artist to collaborate with Salem Point Neighborhood residents to each design their own outdoor mural. In its official inaugural year, we invite illustrator and muralist Yuko Okabe to lead workshops where residents will learn visual art techniques to design a unique mural along the Point Neighborhood National Grid Wall in the Fall of 2023.

Lead Artist: Yuko Okabe