December 9-24, 2016
Malden Pops Up Local Artist Marketplace was a community-based holiday popup gift shop featuring handmade crafts, artwork and artisan specialties created by local artists that took residence at 480 Main Street for 11 busines days of sales. During retail hours, local musicians and other performing artists played for customers. The project was coordinated by Malden Creates and hosted by Malden Arts.
The opportunity to inhabit an empty commercial space inspired the brewing interest in finding spaces for artists to show, sell, and perform their works. Several local organizations and artists came together to make this happen.