Jazz Concert at 2:00 p.m., Saturday October 13th, at the Pearl Street Gallery

Paintings and photographs of Chelsea also on display.

The Pearl Street Gallery, 100 Pearl St., Chelsea MA, will be hosting a jazz concert at 2 pm on Saturday, October 13, featuring a Special Edition of the Russ Gershon Trio. Mr. Gershon is a Grammy nominated arranger and saxophonist, the founder and leader of the five time Boston Music Award winning Either/Orchestra and several other notable bands. He is joined by Berklee professor Rick McLaughlin on bass and top Boston drummer Luther Grey. The performance is free of charge. All ages are welcome.

A pillar of Boston’s jazz, rock and Latin music scenes since 1980, Mr. Gershon has toured the US, Europe and Africa and played with headliners like Cab Calloway, the Four Tops, Morphine and Medeski Martin & Wood. He is also deeply involved with Ethiopian music and has performed with its very top practitioners Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed. Mr. Gershon has played at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Chicago Jazz Festival and equally important venues in London, Paris, Milan, Montreal and numerous other cities. In this performance, he will play tenor, alto and soprano saxophones along with flute and occasional vocals.

The Trio’s program will range from Gershon’s original compositions to jazz tunes by his influences and inspirations from Duke Ellington to the less well known Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Clifford Jordan. The group also ventures into the pop songbook with songs associated with acts like the Monkees.

Bassist Rick McLaughlin arrived in Boston from Des Moines Iowa to study at Berklee College and New England Conservatory in 1990, and has taught at both institutions, including his current Berklee course, “The Music of Stevie Wonder.” He is a twenty one year member of Gershon’s Either/Orchestra.

Drummer Luther Grey grew up on the Washington DC punk scene and has evolved into one of the top drummers in Boston, playing with the most esteemed players such as Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone and the Fully Celebrated Orchestra.

The Pearl Street Gallery is located at 100 Pearl Street, Chelsea MA 02150.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Chelsea Cultural Council, a local agency that is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Fiesta Verano

Big Thanks to all the talented artists, dancers and singers that made Fiesta Verano such a success! Fiesta Verano was made possible by the generous donations from Eastern Salt and Chelsea Prospers. Put your hands together for Dan Cortez and Mimi Graney for organizing the event, Angelina McCoy for development, support from the Chelsea Collaborative, the City of Chelsea, the Chelsea Cultural Council, as well as Pan Y Cafe for hosting!


Celebrate Latin music at Fiesta Verano on August 4th, 2018

Bring the whole family ( and your dancing shoes ) from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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Fiesta Verano Rescheduled due to Rain.
( Even our rain date got rained out )!

Desafortunadamente, la Fiesta Verano ha sido cancelada por la lluvia el
sábado y domingo. Informaremos acerca de una nueva fecha pronto!
New Date To Be Announced at

tobin rain

"Fiesta Verano"

You are invited to the big dance party and music festival of the year!
Free and open to the public, enjoy local favorites and well known musical
acts on the Chelsea Square Stage this Saturday June 23, 2018
1:00 - 6:00 pm


 "Art Therapy Art" showing at the Pearl Street Gallery June 9, 10, from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The Pearl Street Gallery is happy to host creative and original works of art made by the young adults at Roca, Chelsea. Roca’s Mission is to Disrupt the Cycle of Incarceration and Poverty by Helping Young People Transform Their Lives.


Roca after school programs offer a safe place to play, learn and dream.


Roca programs help city kids navigate away from modern obstacles and towards a meaningful life



New Art Walk Schedule for 2018

Chelsea Art Walk announces new format. The 2018 Chelsea Art Walk presents multiple venues on multiple dates, all season long!

Chelsea Garden Events June 9th and 10th

2018 Chelsea Community Garden celebrates curiosity and creativity with “Playing in the Garden” We will have our annual scarecrow exhibit featuring wild and whimsical scarecrows throughout the garden and games including a bean bag toss, hula hoop contests, sidewalk tic tac toe, a garden scavenger hunt, face painting, and more! And prizes for playing. 

This event is free and open to the public, so please stop by to play and support the Chelsea Community Garden by buying plants, books, and handmade items from our Garden artists. Enter the annual raffle—all too!

This years drumming circle event will be in remembrance of Garden friend Michael Limberakis.

Fiesta Verano " Music in the Park" June 23rd

( rain date June 24th )

2018 Chelsea Art Walk presents a Latin themed day long musical event and concert, in Chelsea Square. Fiesta Verano Music Festival will include local and regional Spanish musical groups, including the Veronica Nobles Group and Chelsea's own Pillbook. Check back for a complete schedule!



Big News!!

Angelina McCoy joins the Chelsea Art Walk as Program Director.

Angelina McCoy moved to Chelsea about two years ago from the Cincinnati area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown College in studio art and a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Cincinnati. She previously served as the Visitor Services Coordinator at the Cincinnati Art Museum, spearheading free public Spanish tours as part of her passion for community engagement. She currently works at a small nonprofit in Boston serving older adults.

Welcome Angelina!
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the 2018 Chelsea Art Walk.


Dear Artists and art lovers, The 2018 Chelsea Art Walk needs you!

We are looking for artists and organizers to shape and mold this years indoor / outdoor art and music event.

Artists: Please post you submissions to out Facebook page or email some small jpegs or web link to  along with a brief bio.

Organizers: If you have an idea for a show or presentation, we want to hear it! If you would like to run one
of our legacy events, we will find something that fits your skills.


" Hurricane Relief Art Show and Sale "

Profits from each sale will be donated to Hurricane relief efforts. Select works include paintings , drawings and photography.
Online shopping here

Gallery Opening Reception October 14th 2017, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Pearl Street Gallery • 100 Pearl Street • Chelsea, MA 02150 • 617-875-3188
Reception is free, open to the public and handicap accessible

Artists include Lisa Houck, Arnie Casavant, Georgia D Green,  June August, June Krinsky-Rudder, Maryellen Cahill, Matt Towler, Thomas Garrity, X Bonnie Woods, Joe Greene, Deb Cronin, Matt Frank.
Reception is free, open to the public and handicap accessible
( Art SNEEK PEEK below )

2017 Chelsea Art Walk


   Big Thanks to everyone that made this years Chelsea Art Walk possible!
Check out all the action here


Watch 2017 Indy Film Festival highlights HERE

Please support our artists and sponsors!

Big Thanks to our 2017 Artists!

Film Festival: Yanka Petri, Caroline Castro, Keaton Fox, Shaun Clarkers and Jordy Brazo
Pearl Street Gallery:  Jane Yudelman, Greg Albertson and Amy Rindskopf, curated by Griffin Museum of Photographys Julie Williams-Krishnan.  Paintings by Arnie Casavant too!
555 Gallery: Melody Attarha, Ariana Lee, Jane Williams, Sara Max Beck and Joe Greene
ROCA: Student work curated by April Spataro and Gina Josette
Community Garden: Margaret Carsley and a cast of thousands!
The Apollinaire Theatre
Melissa Clarke / Chelsea Collaborative
Caleb Neelon for his Art Car creation
Mystic Brewery artists John Kennard and Camila Bernal
Music Man Dan Cortez


2017 Team includes:

• City Manager Tom Ambrosino and the City of Chelsea
• Assistant City Manager Ned Keefe
• City Treasurer and Playwright Robert Boulrice
• Chief Brian Keyes and the Chelsea Police Department
• Dan Cortez
• Jordy Brazo
• Pearl Street Gallery
• City Clerk Debbie Clayman
• Allan Alpert, Director Emergency Management
• The Apollinaire Theatre
• Mystic Brewery
• Fire Chief Leonard A Albanese and the Chelsea Fire Department
• Mike MacAteer / Chelsea ISD
• Sergio Jaramillo, President Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
• City Councilor Damali Vidot
• Chelsea Department of Public Works
• The Chelsea Collaborative
• Roca - April Spataro
• Chelsea Cultural Council
• Massachusetts Cultural Council
• Lamar Advertising
• Chelsea Community Garden
• Rich Cuthie, Executive Director of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce
• Erik Rueda Design Lab and New England Sculpture
• Dan Adams and Marie Law

Please support our 2017 sponsors

• Eastern Salt - Premium Platinum Sponsor
• - Silver Sponsor
Jeff Bowen - Silver Sponsor
• City of Chelsea