What did you do on your summer vacation? In Malden, over the summer 11 local artists transformed ordinary electrical switchboxes into vibrant works of art that are brightening up the streets of Malden. You might have seen them as you walked past or drove by. They painted outdoors in scorching heat and protected themselves and their artwork from raging thunderstorms – this done all with the intent to contribute to the beautification of our city.
Those 11 switchboxes were painted by Gurleen Anand, Maria Cortes, Naomi Kahn, Abigail Kinsel, Grace Julian Murthy, Catalina Moreno, Karen Poon, Rachel Porter, Priyanka Manicka Vasagam, Rosene Wine and Eliza Wright – with more to come in September.
Creative Malden and the City of Malden entered into a partnership to paint these electrical switchboxes. Together they are working to make Malden a more colorful and artistic place, one switchbox at a time!