Five Questions with Brooks Young about the Salem Arts Festival

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  For three days each June, this FREE family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. Now in its ninth year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, [….]

Five Questions with Kylie Sullivan about the Salem Arts Festival

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1) Tell us a bit about you and what you do? I am the Executive Director of Salem Main Streets, a nonprofit that focuses on the continued revitalization of downtown Salem. We are the primary organization coordinating the Salem Arts Festival.   2) Why do you love Salem Arts Festival? So many things! I personally [….]

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Dance and Design at 289 Derby summation by Salem Public Space Project

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by Claudia Paraschiv/ Salem Public Space Project This is part 1 of 5 posts documenting the Community Engagement Process for a new public space at 289 Derby. The City of Salem, Salem Public Space Project and Creative Salem welcome the community to participate in an exciting and innovative approach to placemaking. After a public process, [….]


Salem Art Scene – Peabody Essex Museum – Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style

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The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style, the first exhibition to fully assess the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner. As showcases of opulence, technology and social sophistication, these floating cities captured the imagination of artists, engineers, and architects. This groundbreaking, international exhibition co-organized with the Victoria and [….]

Salem Arts Festival 2017 engages the Downtown June 2,3,4

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The 9th annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 2-4th.  This popular free family-friendly event will feature over 100 artists and performers and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theater performances. Public activities include onsite art-making for all ages, local artisan vendors selling their creations, and a community-built public art installation. Salem [….]

Salem Arts – “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” Begins This Weekend

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  Artists’ Residency at H7G “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members FREE – For Salem Arts Members Only We invite our members to set up on the grounds during the peak season of the Spring flowering at the Gables; to be [….]

Salem Horror Fest launches in fall 2017 #knowfear

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Salem Horror Fest examines American fear with a month-long celebration of terror and social justice partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum   SALEM, Ma. – Salem Horror Fest, in partnership with the Peabody Essex Museum and CinemaSalem, today announced four weeks of screenings, parties, concerts, panels and exhibits that explore societal themes of fear and anxiety [….]

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Salem Scene – Salem Education Foundation Education Day

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On Education Day all of Salem goes to school!  Experience Salem as its downtown transforms into a virtual classroom, with opportunities to engage in PE, Art, Music, STEM, and ELA activities offered by partners throughout the city.  Hats Off to Salem! Education Day is built around 21st Century Skills and Learning.  Education day will offer an [….]

Help shape the future of 289 Derby Street (The Carnival Lot)

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Five Community Events will help design the new public space at 289 Derby Street Wednesdays from 5-8pm, May 24 – June 21 The City of Salem, Salem Public Space Project and Creative Salem welcome the community to participate in an exciting and innovative approach to placemaking. Last year, the City of Salem acquired 289 Derby [….]

Call for Art – Salem Arts Festival Juried Gallery

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The 2017 Salem Arts Festival has announced an invitation to local visual artists to submit their work for the juried gallery at Old Town Hall during the 9th annual festival on June 2 through June 4. The juried gallery will be selected by an on-site review process again this year, which will be held the [….]

Exploring the urban environment with Matthias Neumann

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The City of Salem Public Art Commission sought out proposals from artists and designers interested in creating site-responsive public art installations in the heart of downtown Salem during the summer/fall of 2017. Artists and designers working in any media, including light, sound, or other multimedia submitted proposals. The City was particularly interested in installations that [….]

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“Life After Midnight: Strange History, Salem Style” Q & A: Kristin Harris and Allison French

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Q & A: Kristin Harris and Allison French on their podcast, “Life After Midnight: Strange History, Salem Style” By Amber Newberry In the shadowed corners of Salem, the local podcasters are whispering in the dark. As the creative community takes to the microphone, they fill our ears with unique talk-shows, old-school style radio-theater, discussion of [….]

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Octocog announces expansion!

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OctoCog Announces Expansion: Addition of New Managing Partner, Andrew Buonfiglio, Increases Marketing & Creative Services Offered to Food & Beverage Industry Clients. Salem, MA: OctoCog, a brand management & social media marketing agency specializing in the food & beverage industry, will bring on Andrew Buonfiglio (Figsburry Creative Group) as a managing partner. This will transform [….]