Have you been to Malden’s Pop-up Artist Marketplace? If not, be sure not to miss out on seeing a remarkable collection of artwork and crafts from over 52 artists displayed in an artfully designed retail space, which literally “popped up” on December 9th! The pop-up marketplace at 480 Main Street in Malden will be open December 21 – 23 (Thursday – Friday) from noon – 8pm and Saturday, December 24 from noon – 5pm. Many of the participating artists will be present at the store on Thursday, from 6 – 8pm for a public reception.
The store holds handmade and artistic treasures for sale that include woodworking, pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, CDs, books, candles, cards and many other items, all from local artists and crafters from Malden and beyond. Items run from very high end to very affordable.
The pop-up store has become not only the place to shop for gifts and special items for sale, but a place to mingle with other people who are interested in art and creativity. Performances for local artists have happened and will continue to happen in the remaining days. The pop-up is a meeting space, a place of connection and a place to marvel at the power of human collaboration, volunteerism and creative spontaneity. But it is all temporary! The store will disappear after the Christmas holiday.
Click on the video below to get a peek into the store. Thanks to Julie Kelleher, Maria Cortes and Christine DeRosa, volunteers at MATV, for creating the video.