Public Art Projects for Downtown Chelsea MA,

Chelsea Public Art Info Session

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 7 pm

Meet the team and get all the details on Chelsea’s public art projects and how you can get involved. Find the log-in information here.

At 7 pm pm on 6/16:

Zoom Log In:

Meeting ID: 817 4299 6954

Password: ChelseaArt

Can’t make the meeting but want to learn more? Fill out this interest form

This summer, we’ll enliven Chelsea’s downtown through several public art projects. Emerging or seasoned artist, or if you just enjoy being creative and helping out, you’ve got opportunities for you – including ones you can do completely from home too!



Chalk Art Saturdays
For six Saturdays starting June 13, 2020, make chalk art in public spaces near your home. Each weekend we will have a different theme. And we will invite a different artist to create a larger scale, prominent chalk mural somewhere in the city for you to discover. Coordinated by Claudia Paraschiv of Studioful Design.


Copa y Pega Wheatpaste Mural Festival
Digital images printed large scale on pieces of paper and pasted onto walls in the downtown will create a series temporary murals. For these designs we’re recruiting individual artists to create their own works. There will also be a community wheatpaste mural that brings together the contributions of lots of people in the city for one giant piece of art.


Division Street Neighborway
We’re continuing the improvements started on Division Street last summer. We’ll bring another block of color with painted murals between Fourth Street and Congress Street. Tying together this alley between Bellingham Square and the waterfront will be four creative crosswalks designed by artist Amanda Hill with direction and painting by members of the community.


Nuestra Mesa
In Chelsea Square, unique tables and seating designed by local artists will provide a place to sit outside while staying socially distanced. The theme for these pieces revolves around the Dominican tradition of nine days of mourning with designs exploring grieving (crying and reminiscing), silence (thinking and reverence) and release (accepting and separating). Coordinated by Claudia Paraschiv of Studioful Design.


Join us! 

We are seeking local artists to bring their creativity to these projects. Free online workshops and support sessions led by professional public artists Carolyn Lewenberg and Amanda Hill begin at the end of June. All are invited to attend to advance their artmaking skills, make connections, and get support in developing their designs for these projects. The artists selected to execute their designs will receive a stipend.

More Public Art in Chelsea this Summer

Watch as these artists begin their work over the coming weeks.


·     Silvia Lopez Chavez, Artist/Muralist – mural with GreenRoots at 473 Broadway


·     David Fichter, Muralist – design phase for a mural on Fifth Street at Broadway


·     Demetrius Fuller, Artist/Muralist – mural for the back of the Apollinaire Theatre


·     Cedric Vise Douglas (Vise1), Artist/Muralist – executing a design by Visual Dialogue with the Chelsea Business Foundation in Luther Place

Get involved!


Want to be a part of organizing upcoming events and other projects to support the downtown? Join our Promotions Committee.


Email Mimi Graney to get notices of

upcoming meetings.