Malden is celebrating #ArtsMatterDay October 25 | 3-7pm

A few performances, exhibitions, interactive art experiences and a chance to share why art matters to you along four main hubs on Pleasant Street in Malden.

This is a spontaneous initiative in tandem with the statewide #ARTSMATTERDAY campaign put together by a number of local organizations and volunteers/artists who are eager to highlight the arts as a key feature of Malden – something to treasure, celebrate, and support. 

The artistic activity will take place at four different hubs on Pleasant Street, but there are other attractions close by:

Primary hubs of activity

  • Cornucopia Foods – 61 Pleasant Street
  • Network Technology Academy – 100 Pleasant Street
  • Eastern Bank inlet at corner of Washington and Pleasant
  • MATV (now called UMA, Urban Media Arts) – 145 Pleasant Street

Happenings and Schedule

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3:00pm KICKOFF: The Gallery@57 Ribbon Cutting 57 Pleasant St
3:30pmEvelyn Gayhart, violin Eastern BankPerformance
3:30-4:30pm Hand crafts for kids (CCC) UMA Interactive Art (kids)
3:30-5:00pm Cat Daze art Network Acad. Display, sales
3:30-5:30pm Sketching with Minghuang ZhangCornucopia Sales, Demo
3:30-7:00pmGet on video sharing #whyartmatters to youUMAInteractive
3:30-7:00pm Gisell (Trippylandia) artwork Network Acad. Display, sales
3:30-7:00pm Sarah Morrison arts and prints Network Acad. Display, sales
3:30-7:00pm Heather Umbenhower handmade jewelry Network Acad. Display, sales
3:30-7:00pm Catching Malden’s Dreams, (Integrative Arts Everett) Network Acad. Interactive art (adults and kids)
3:40-4:40pm Voice and Guitar, Lisa Hayley Cornucopia Performance
4:00-6:00pm Color a Ball Gown (Sarah Morrison) Strolling Interactive art (adults and kids)
4:00-5:00pm Knitting circle with Elena Martinez Eastern Bank Interactive
4:00-5:00pm Anna Thai embroidery Demo/Display Eastern Bank Display, Demo
4:40pm Poetry reading, Jeff Taylor Eastern Bank Performance
4:30-5:30pm Interactive Chalk Art, Catdaze Network Acad. Interactive art (adults and kids)
Dennis Maler
Cornucopia Performance
5:00-6:00pm Get Henna  Design, Henna Inspired Design Network Acad. Sales
5:00-7:00pm Essays and artwork of Anna E Geoffroy Network Acad. Display, Information
5:00-7:00pm Peg Casey, Mystic River Mermaid Book Network Acad. Display, Sales
5:00-7:00pm Sarah Darling, illustrations and paintings Network Acad. Display, Sales
5:00-7:00pm Briana Pierce, painting and jewelry Network Acad. Display, Sales
5:30-6:30pm Calligraphy and brush painting demonstration UMA Demo
5:35pm Tribal Fusion belly dance,  Katie Koval Cornucopia Performance
5:50pmGuitar music, Sarah DarlingNetwork Acad.Performance
6:00-7:00pm Gabriela Crinigan art Network Acad. Display, Sales
6:15pm Chinese Dance, Guandong Dance Troupe UMA Performance
6:30pm        Chinese Music, Zhi Min Zhao Music School UMA Performance
6:45pm Sing along with Karyn Alzayer Network Acad. Performance Interactive

Learn more about arts and culture in Malden:

There will be information about various local organizations like Malden Arts, Chinese Culture Connection, Urban Media Arts (UMA), Integral Arts Everett, Namaste Malden, Malden Cultural Council, St. Paul’s Concert Series, Malden Reads and more. If you have information about an event or group you would like to share, please drop it off Friday morning at 145 Pleasant Street.

Sponsoring groups/businesses:


  • Will there be a sound system available to performers? No unless brought by musician/performer.
  • Will there be restrooms available? No public ones. Artists have access to restrooms.
  • Will food be provided? No. Please enjoy the restaurants along Pleasant Street.
  • What if it rains? The event will be cancelled.
  • Is there a cost? No except if you wish to purchase art or offer support to a performer.


From Mass Creative, “On #ArtsMatterDay October 25, 2019 the creative community will flood social media with images and videos celebrating why arts matter in Massachusetts.” Sign up to be listed on Mass Creative’s website.

  • Share that you’re celebrating #ArtsMatterDay and invite others to join on social media.
  • Celebrate #ArtsMatterDay on October 25 by posting pictures and videos and using #ArtsMatter to highlight your organization’s events and programs.

Mass Creative offers a toolkit for any organization or individual who wants to partner and spread the word.