SAND T volunteer/founder/director artSPACE@16 ONLINE
Malden for the Arts!
Malden Makes Room for Art
"There's big community arts news from Malden, Massachusetts. The tiny community (56,000 pop., five miles square) five miles north of Boston is pushing hard to make room for art. Malden Redevelopment Authority is acquiring vacant downtown space for studios and is converting the former Sacred Hearts Convent into artists' live/work space. Galleries are opening around Malden Square (the mayor even has one in his office) and plans are being laid for an artists-in-the-schools program. Local arts organizer Sand T is encouraging use of every building in Malden for the arts and has opened a gallery her own garage called artSPACE@16. Sand T's Web site is a good model grassroots for advocating city redevelopment through the arts. .."
Article courtesy of CAN CommunityArtsNetwork APInews, June 13, 2005. Art in the Public Interest.