Events

Learn, Meet people.
Have fun.

Experience the Punto Urban Art Museum in an entirely new way through our events. We host large and small events throughout the year, come celebrate with us!

All in-person events are canceled for the foreseeable future. Stay tuned as we plan to host virtual events.

Past Events

  • Feb, 202104

    Artist Round Table: What Does It Mean to be Free

    ZOOM / Free Learn more

    Artist Round Table: What Does It Mean to be Free

    February 4, 2021 / ZOOM / Free

    Please join us for our virtual Artist Round Table: What Does It Mean to Be Free on Thursday, February 4th at 2:00 PM featuring three muralists from our Fall 2020 Call for Art, Keisha De Leon, Jacob Ginga, and Meghan + Christopher Nichols.

    Inspired by the African American singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist Nina Simone’s song, “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,” we selected twenty (20) Massachusetts-based artists to display work on the local artist wall on Peabody Street awarded $1,000 each for their work. This year’s call allowed us to engage artists and the community in deeper conversations about freedom in America by providing the artists with both the canvas for their interpretation of the meaning of freedom as well as an outlet to explore it further.

    Through the Artist Round Table, we’ll take a deeper exploration of the murals designed by Keisha, Jacob, and Meg + Chris, the artists themselves, and the impact of the project.

    Art is a powerful form of communication. North Shore CDC believes that the visual combination of art and educational content create a tangible and impactful experience for the contributing artists, the community, and outside visitors to the open air museum.

    Don’t miss your chance to join in the conversation during the open forum. We hope to see you there. Click here to RSVP.

  • Oct, 202021

    Leadership Awards Series

    ZOOM / Free, Sponsorship Opportunities or a Suggested Donation Learn more

    Leadership Awards Series

    October 21, 2020 - November 18, 2020 / ZOOM / Free, Sponsorship Opportunities or a Suggested Donation

    Join us for a 4-week virtual series to celebrate our programs and recognize the individuals and organizations who’ve impacted them and the community-at-large. This virtual event series is in lieu of our Annual Dinner + Auction. Since we are unable to be together in person, we wanted to take the best part of our annual fundraiser and transform it into a more comprehensive awards series. Each week, we will be featuring a video that shares the story of North Shore CDC along with a 45 minute live virtual “Conversation with North Shore CDC” via Zoom to announce and celebrate each award winner and also celebrate the programs of North Shore CDC. Click here to learn more about the leadership awards series.

    Conversations with NSCDC: Housing + Advocacy
    Wednesday, October 21st
    Noon to 12:45 PM
    Celebrating the Bedrock of Support – United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
    And the Community Hero – League of Women Voters

    Conversations with NSCDC: Resident + Small Business Engagement
    Wednesday, October 28th
    Noon to 12:45 PM
    Celebrating the Community Partner – Merrimack College + Salem State University School of Social Work

    Conversations with NSCDC: YouthBuild + Punto Urban Art Museum
    Thursdays, November 12th
    Noon to 12:45 PM
    Celebrating the Outstanding Volunteer – Katherine Castillo

    Conversations with NSCDC: Youth Homelessness
    Wednesday, November 18th
    Noon to 12:45 PM
    Celebrating the Change Agent – Lynn Housing Authority

    To RSVP to one or more of these Conversations, contact Machel Piper at machel@northshorecdc.org.

  • Sep, 202008

    Fall Call for Art

    Peabody Street, Salem / No price Learn more

    Fall Call for Art

    September 8, 2020 / Peabody Street, Salem / No price

    The application is now open for the Fall 2020 Call for Local Artists

    Don’t miss your chance to become part of the Urban Art Museum. Take inspiration from Nina Simone’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” and take the opportunity to earn $1,000.

    The application closes on Tuesday, September 8th at midnight.

  • Aug, 202005

    Conversations with North Shore CDC - Public Art: The Way Forward

    ZOOM / Free Learn more

    Conversations with North Shore CDC - Public Art: The Way Forward

    August 5, 2020 / ZOOM / Free

    Please join Mickey Northcutt, CEO of North Shore CDC, Pedro Alonzo, Independent Curator, and Meghan Venable-Thomas, Program Director, Cultural Resilience & National Initiatives with Enterprise Community Partners for a lively lunchtime conversation on Wednesday, August 5th at 12:30 PM about the North Shore CDC’s current public health art campaign and the role of public art as a vehicle for cultural resilience in American neighborhoods. Because this is a conversation, we encourage you to send in questions to us prior to the event.

    Please RSVP and email Ashley Ganem your questions. She will send out the ZOOM details a few days prior to the event.

    We hope to see you there!