Drawing inspiration from the High Line, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, and the mural festivals in Lynn and Worcester, Malden Arts is partnering with Groundwork Somerville, Mass Development, and the City of Malden to transform Malden and its section of the Northern Strand Community Trail (NSCT) into the ARTLine.
The ARTLine will be a premier public art gallery with miles of professional murals, sculptures and community hubs. These hubs will feature gathering spaces with bursts of art, greenscapes, pedestrian and bicycle accommodations, which will fuel economic growth through the act of creating unique and interesting places throughout Malden.
Several of the Large Wall Murals will feature artwork by well-known artists, musicians, and writers who were born in Malden, as well as a River of Ties Mural celebrating the old rail corridor and the Malden River which both run though Malden.
By focusing on the creation of gathering spaces in and around public art, the ArtLine will increase foot traffic at the hubs which will in turn benefit local area businesses. The ARTLine will encourage use of the trail for exercise for those on wheels and on foot, and share public art with all the diversity of Malden residents and visitors
The ARTLine has come
The project was funded primarily through grassroots fundraising
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See the full presentation here