Images by Creative Collective.
“The Fashion Show gets bigger and better every year. It’s really the perfect way to introduce the dynamic, locally-focused energy behind the Arts Festival,” says Kylie Sullivan, Executive Director of Salem Main Streets (SMS), the community nonprofit that founded the Festival. “The need for financial support is critical for the success of the festival, which welcomes 7,000 attendees to downtown Salem every June. We are committed to keeping the festival free and open to the public, but we’re also committed to paying artists and performers – that means we need to raise some substantial funds.”
The one-of-a-kind event will featured fabulous fashions from renowned local boutiques and shops, including Curtsy, J. Mode, Lifebridge Thrift Shop, Modern Millie Shop, the Peabody Essex Museum Shop, Re-find, The Boutique, Vampfangs, Beach Bride Baubles, RJ Coins & Jewelry, and Hive & Forge, as well as some final polish by local stylists Laura Lanes Skin Care and Rouge Cosmetics. Attendees can also expect outside-the-box accessories and surprises from local creative genius Grace & Diggs and other local makers from the Salem Arts Association on the catwalk.
The 2019 Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser took place on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Hawthorne Hotel in downtown Salem and featured lights by Retonica. It was hosted by Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective.