Vampfangs opens in Salem!

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One of the more exciting ribbon cuttings to happen was courtesy of the all new shop in Salem Vampfangs. Featuring sideshow acts by Dr. Bones Circus of Marvels, appearances by local characters including Nosferatu, a visit by the Salem Chamber and the Mayor of Salem Kim Driscoll this was NOT your typical opening celebration! 

Pastrycast Episode 8 – D’orsi’s Bakery and the new Creative Collective offices

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In this episode recorded back in the early summer, Josh and Alyssa talk about D’Orsi’s bakery, the new Creative Collective offices, Peabody’s downtown, the lack of diversity in Bar Harbor, Maine, preservation, and how Samuel McIntyre was a subdivision developer at heart

Alyssa cops to her new addiction to Front Street Coffeehouse, and there’s more Phillips Library talk (you thought they were done, didn’t you?).

Plus Josh admits to knowing way too much about the history of the MBTA’s compatibility issues. And they even talk about weed! With special technical glitches in the recording!

Retonica sets the mood with expert lighting at the Winter Island Drive In

PHOTOS – Winter Island Drive in Series – Hocus Pocus

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An amazing night was had by all at the August edition of the Winter Island Drive In Series presented by Salem Parks and Recreation and produced by Creative Collective. Every month throughout the summer Creative Collective transforms Winter Island into a drive in and incorporates many creative and artistic elements making for one of the most popular summer options in Salem!

Meet the Member: Silent Soapbox

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Silent Soapbox offers Living Statuary & Performance Art privately, for special events, and publicly at various street performance locations and festivals. Silent Soapbox creates living statuary & performance art. You may be asking what that is! We use our physical bodies as the primary canvas to create live art for special events and festivals. You [….]

Photo Gallery- Beyond Walls Mural Festival 2018 Highlights

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Beyond Walls Mural Festival 2018 – Photo Highlights by John Andrews of Creative Collective MA. Our Creative Collective MA team did social media coverage and management for the duration of the Beyond Walls Mural Festival. Photos include community “Hive” events organized by Doneeca Thurston such as Garden Days, Beyond Walls Signature events like the Meet [….]

NSMT Announces 2 of their leading actors for September’s Production of Jekyll & Hyde

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Beverly, MA:  Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced that recording artists, Broadway veterans, and “American Idol” finalists Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of their September production of Broadway’s Gothic musical thriller, JEKYLL & HYDE. Under the direction of Broadway’s original Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, JEKYLL & HYDE will play September 25 thru October 7, 2018. A complete cast and creative team announcement will come at a later date.

Meet the Member: Waters & Brown Paint and Decorating

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ECCF Awards $300,000 for Arts and Culture Projects Across Essex County In partnership with the Barr Foundation, ECCF grants 11… Beverly, MA:  Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced that recording artists, Broadway veterans, and “American Idol” finalists… Okay for reals though…Mark Hoffmann (me) is an author/illustrator and professor. His newest picture book, [….]

Accidentally on Purpose Improv Troupe at Marblehead Little Theatre

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ATTENTION SALEM RESIDENTS The Peabody Essex Museum is always free to Salem residents. Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM… SALEM — It’s time to celebrate. The House of the Seven Gables — known as the Turner Mansion back in… Beverly, MA: Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre [….]

Meet the Member: Marblehead Little Theatre

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Founded in 1956, MLT is one of the oldest operating community theaters in New England. We put on 4 mainstage shows in our regular season, and three mainstage shows in our summer season. We also have Children’s Theatre educational programs, and often host guest artists and performers in our space at the converted Firehouse on [….]

Meet the Member: Black Widow Yoga

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Black Widow Yoga is an independently-run yoga concept by a Salem yoga teacher named Tina that uses metal music in classes instead of traditional yoga music. Black Widow Yoga aims to challenge your understanding of what yoga means to each individual, and encourages every outsider to harness the energy within that truly connects to doomy [….]

Salem Heritage Days 2018

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ATTENTION SALEM RESIDENTS The Peabody Essex Museum is always free to Salem residents. Shelter to Showpiece House Tour – 11AM –August 1-12 -Come tour the historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum and experience three centuries of Salem. (Tour free with museum admission to out-of-town patrons and free to Salem Residents – Space is limited [….]