Art on the Plaza

Chalk Fest

Saturday, July 9
Free and open to the public. Always.
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Visitors sketching in MAAM's outdoor plaza.

Photo: Mike Ritter

This summer, gather on the Arne Glimcher Plaza at MAAM for Art on the Plaza, a new series featuring artmaking and fun for all ages! The Plaza will come to life with outdoor activities and music for our neighbors in Fenway, Mission Hill, Roxbury, and beyond. All are welcome! 

Saturday July 9, join MAAM and artist Zahirah Nur Truth for an afternoon of sidewalk chalk fun with live music offered in partnership with Fenway Porchfest. Share your connections to birth and motherhood using colorful chalk, fun imagery, and vibrant patterns that bring the Plaza to life! 

While you’re here, enjoy drop-in activities in the Barkan Family Big Ideas Studio and check out our current exhibitions Designing Motherhood: Things That Make and Break Our Births and Joana Vasconcelos: Valkyrie Mumbet

Free with registration.

Sidewalk chalk will be available for the first 200 registered participants. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held Sunday, July 10, 2022.


Visitors sketching in MAAM's outdoor plaza.

Photo: Mike Ritter

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The MAAM site is set in MAAM Sans drawn by Nick Sherman (MassArt ’06), Beatrice by Sharp Type, and Stellar by Pangram Pangram.

The site was designed by MassArt alumnæ at Moth Design, written by 43,000 Feet, and developed by pod consulting.

“Our People” shot by Dolphin Photography.