March 7, 2018, Salem, MA

Join us for the fifth annual Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser – Friday, April 6, 7-10 pm – for a night of local fashion, food, drink, and fun in support of one of Salem’s greatest festivals as it celebrates its 10th anniversary! The event will be held upstairs at the beautiful and historic Old Town Hall at 32 Derby Square.

“The Fashion Show gets bigger and better every year, and 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 to the success of the festival, which welcomes 6,000 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 our artists – that means we need to raise some substantial funds.”

Featuring fabulous fashions from local boutiques (full list to be posted online soon), attendees can also expect fantastic outside-the-box accouterments and surprises from local creative genius Grace & Diggs and other local makers on the catwalk. In line with the Salem Main Streets themes of “Live, Work, Play” (inspiring this year’s festival), boutiques this year will model looks that display the amazing variety and versatility of fashion options that can be found in Salem. Lighting and ambiance by Retonica will completely transform the historic hall throughout the night.

Karen Scalia of Salem Food Tours returns as the mastermind behind all fashion show logistics and staging, and with the Creative Collective (previously Creative Salem) officially joining Salem Main Streets as co-organizer of the Festival, locals know that means it’s going to be an incredible night. Farmers’ Market-inspired snacks by Ferreira Foods, drinks by North Shore Bartending, a photo booth, and a great raffle will make the evening complete.

Advance tickets are $35 per person with a cash bar, with $50 VIP tickets available for an assigned seat on the catwalk and a free thank you treat. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $30, with $45 for VIP seats – but this event regularly sells out, so we don’t recommend waiting!

Purchase tickets over the phone at 978-744-0004 x115, in person at 265 Essex Street (Salem Main Streets), or online at Proceeds directly benefit the Salem Arts Festival.

About the Salem Arts Festival

The 10th annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 1st to 3rd, 2018.  SAF is organized by Salem Main Streets, the Creative Collective, and a collaboration of Salem organizations, including the City of Salem, Salem State University, Salem Food Tours, the Phoenix School, Salem Public Space Project, the Salem YMCA, Peabody Essex Museum, and the Salem Arts Association. The festival is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The festival also relies on the gracious support of its other creative partners, including Retonica Event Lighting, The Scarlet Letter Press, and Octocog Marketing and Design.

If you would like to support this dynamic annual cultural mainstay for its 10th-anniversary celebration, please contact Robyn Gianoppolo at or

Salem Main Streets mission is the continued revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business retention, recruitment, and the promotion of the downtown district. The Creative Collective connects creativity, community, and commerce through a series of traditional and non-traditional marketing efforts, advocacy, events, and resources.

For more information about the Salem Arts Festival, please see or contact Kylie Sullivan at or (978)744-0004 (x115).

Enjoy these images from last year

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser Event Coverage

Photo collection by Creative Collective LLC



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