Main Idea

Dia de los Muertos

Downtown Worcester

Saturday, Oct 30th

1oam – 4pm

The talented artist, Marka27, whose work blends street art and pop culture with Mexican and Indigenous aesthetics, is designing a mural to be hosted by City Hall through the end of 2021. The Worcester Ecuadorean artists Jose Criollo and Germán Chiriboga are co-creating a mixed media sculpture and public health storytelling project that will be exhibited at the JMAC. There will be two artistic ofrendas (offerings), both curated by the Mexican immigrant and Ofrenda design expert Mayra Rojas, – one at City Hall and one at Worcester Art Museum. Main IDEA, the youth arts organization directed by one of our steering committee members, is hosting a youth celebration in partnership with the Worcester Public Library. Worcester Art Museum, our fiscal sponsor, will be reopening the Ancient Americas Gallery with some improvements. Learn more about the event here!

Main IDEA Annual Meeting & Mural Reveal

Main South CDC, 875 Main St, Worcester, MA 016010

Monday, Sept 13th

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Come view the finished youth mural at the Main South CDC and attend Main IDEA’s Annual Meeting! This event is free and open to the public; due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required, and all attendees who are not Board or Staff Members must RSVP here in order to attend.

Wellington & Matheson Summer Festival

Wellington Community 714 Main Street Parking Lot

(Corner of Wellington Street & Murray Ave)

Wed, Aug 18th, 2021

(Rain Date Aug 25)

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Backpack giveaway, Vaccination Clinic, Games, Activities, Ice Cream, Food, Raffles, and more!

Art in the Lot

C.C. Lowell, 455 Pleasant St, Worcester, MA 01609

Sat, July 10th, 17th, & 24th

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

C.C. Lowell is having a summer art market! This market hopes to bring something fun to the Pleasant Street neighborhood by creating a sense of community amongst customers, neighbors, and fellow artists & makers. Main IDEA will be hosting youth arts activities!

Carnival Mask-Making Workshop

In partnership with Guardians of Traditions and Creative Hub Worcester

(In-Person) at The JMAC, 20 Franklin Street Worcester, MA 01608

Sat, June 26, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join Guardians of Traditions, Main IDEA Youth & Arts, Creative Hub Worcester, and the PopUp in-person for this educational and fun workshop take on traditional mask making. Led by Dominican artist, educator, and creator of Iconic Urbe, Luis Rivas, your kids will learn how to create fun vibrant Carnival style masks using household recyclables. *Masks & social distancing required to attend. Register here!

ValleyCAST Virtual Art &

Music Makers Festival


Dec 2020 – Mar 2021

Main IDEA is excited to partner with ValleyCAST this November for a virutal music festival! ValleyCAST’s mission is to foster a creative and engaged community in the Historic Blackstone Valley that is inclusive and supportive of all people with and without disabilities.