Art + Accessibility at MSA

Have you driven by MSA to see our colorful new Welcome Mural?

This joyful work of art created by Alexis Iammarino reflects the heart of our organization on our exterior walls and presents a bold, visual cue that MSA is a welcoming community arts center. We believe this is one of many important steps that will help improve accessibility and inclusivity in our programs.

We have never had a mural on our building before and thanks to generous gifts from the Onion Foundation, Davis Family Foundation, Brooks Family Foundation, and individual MSA donors like you, we can finally make that happen!

In addition to our lively exterior mural, we have moved forward on our accessibility renovations, which include the construction of a wheelchair lift so our building will be fully accessible for the first time in 130 years! We have also received a generous grant to help us hire a community organizer to our staff, who will assist new neighbors in accessing arts programs and to ensure we are engaging as fully as we can with our community.

While our stage remains dark for the upcoming months, we are planning and preparing strategically for the future so when the time comes, Mayo Street Arts will be more accessible, more inclusive, and more welcoming than we have ever been. If you are able to help us in doing this important work, consider making a gift to MSA’s Annual Fund. Your gift will help support the visual and performing arts, education, and opportunities for the most diverse community of youths in Maine.

Veeva and Alexis painting at MSA!
Alexis adds some color to our building.

BIG Thanks to SPACE for providing artist housing for Alexis while she works on this project.

Learn more about MSA’s Accessibility Projects and Programs here.

See more of the community projects that Alexis has worked on here and read about here (delicious) upcoming group exhibition and Hole History project here.