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El Punto: A Forgotten Neighborhood

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Mural pictured above by @donrimx/ All photos by Robyn Giannopolo Creative Salem will be starting to showcase a series of contributor stories featuring Salem residents and how local art and creativity touch their day to day lives. We start with this wonderful story from a local resident and how the new murals being created in [….]

Heritage Days 2017 kicks off on August 1st – 2 weeks of community programming

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  PDF VERSION HERE  More details and information on the Heritage Days Facebook Page The Peabody Essex Museum is always free to Salem residents. Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11 AM –August 1-13 -Come tour the historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum and experience three centuries of Salem. (Tour free with museum admission [….]

HistoryCast Ep.1 Images of America: House of the 7 Gables authors Ryan Conary, David Moffat, Everett Philbrook

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Ep.1 of the Creative Salem HistoryCast with host Robyn Giannopolo In this episode, Robyn interviews Ryan Conary, David Moffat and Everett Philbrook about the upcoming book in the Images of America series featuring The House of the Seven Gables in Salem MA. Learn more about the inspiration and contents of this excellent addition to a [….]

ROAD TRIP! Beyond Walls Mural Festival Block Party

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BEYOND WALLS @beyondwallslynn Lynn, the North Shore’s largest city, is transitioning from a historic manufacturing hub to a vibrant live/work and commuter community with a diverse population. The city is rich in architecture, culture and history. Most of the former industrial buildings have been transformed into housing or are used commercially. Lynn also has a [….]

POETRY – An excerpt from Entombed in Verse: An Epitaph for Salem by Laurie Moran from the poem “Encircled”

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On the morning of September, 8, 1963, 58-year-old Evelyn Corbin was sexually assaulted and murdered in her Lafayette Street apartment: another victim of the Boston Strangler. Albert Desalvo later confessed to the Strangler murders, and counted Evelyn among his victims, but a Salem police detective believed another man had committed the murder, upon finding some [….]

Instameet Yin Yu Tang Peabody Essex Museum

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To see more from the Instameet from some of the other Instagrammers check out #historichousecrush  Enter the Huang family ancestral home to gain a rare perspective on Chinese art, architecture, and culture. During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a prosperous merchant surnamed Huang built a stately sixteen-bedroom house in China’s southeastern Huizhou region, calling his home [….]

ROAD TRIP – Beyond Walls Mural Festival Lynn MA

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BEYOND WALLS Lynn, the North Shore’s largest city, is transitioning from a historic manufacturing hub to a vibrant live/work and commuter community with a diverse population. The city is rich in architecture, culture and history. Most of the former industrial buildings have been transformed into housing or are used commercially. Lynn also has a burgeoning [….]

Salem Scene – Public Art Salon on Artist’s Row

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The collaborative creation of a Community Table for people and pollinators will serve as the primary project to engage people in making art and making friends. The Artist in Residence Program will run on Thursdays in July and August, 3-7pm, during the Farmers’ Market as a way to help establish Artists’ Row as a local destination by adding [….]

Author and Motivation speaker Erik Weihenmayer speaks about being the first blind man to climb Everest

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Salem Jazz and Soul Festival announces the 2017 Festival Lineup!

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2017 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Schedule of Events It’s finally here! The 2017 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival celebrates its 11th season of bringing FREE live funk, soul, and jazz to the sandy shores of Salem Willows. This year’s lineup is made up of new acts and returning favorites who are guaranteed to please and [….]

The Write Space: Michael Gerhard Martin

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The Write Space: Michael Gerhard Martin The Write Space is a monthly Q&A series from Creative Salem covering a local writer and a Salem space(s) he associates with writing. Questions? Contact susanna.baird@gmail.com. Give us your best writerly bio. Michael Gerhard Martin is a native of central Pennsylvania, though he has lived on the North Shore [….]

New Salem artist in residence program on Artist’s Row will create community connections

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Mayor Kim Driscoll and the Public Art Commission (PAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Artist in Residence Pilot Program at Artists’ Row  with Claudia Paraschiv, architect, and owner of Studioful – Architecture, Community Art, and Neighborhood Design, and founder of Salem Public Space Project.    The Artist in Residence Pilot Program (AIRPP) seeks to [….]

5 Questions with The Road Virus

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The Road Virus Bookmobile will be in place at 289 Derby, right next to Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery from July 10th – July 16th and will be open (subject to change) 10AM-8PM. Event here.RSVP on Facebook here. In tandem with Salem Horror and Count Orlock’s Nightmare Gallery, we are VERY happy to have the road virus [….]

Q & A with Kevin Lynch on Salem Horror Fest

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By Amber Newberry Salem has long been known for its dark history and tendency toward all things spooky. We’ve celebrated Halloween in a month-long jubilee, delighted locals and tourists with haunted tours and attractions, and honored the witch history by retelling the story to ensure it never happens again on our watch. With such a [….]

Salem photos – Salem Celebrates the 4th 2017

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Salem celebrated the 4th of July in Salem this year with one of the biggest productions yet! From the AMAZING performances by Annie Brobst, Witch Pitch, The Hillyer Orchestra featuring many special guests to the BREATHTAKING fireworks finale, Salem once again showed it knows how to throw a celebration! Salem Celebrates the 4th! See the full set [….]