Meet and Share at 289 Derby summation by Salem Public Space Project

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This is part 2 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, CBA Landscape Architects of Cambridge became the [….]

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 Scene – Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser

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Annually, Salem Main Streets presents Salem Arts Festival and the annual fashion show is the fundraiser for the festival. The fashion show is a collaboration between Salem Main Streets, Creative Salem, Retonica, Upside Media LLC, Salem Food Tours Owner Karen Scalia, and over 12 local stores and boutiques presenting over 70 looks in a festive party environment. This year the inclusion of Grace [….]

Creative Spotlight – Lee Roberts aka Mr. Clever

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Meet local creative cosplayer and host of the Cosplay Affair… Lee Roberts Lee Roberts aka Mr. Clever is a cosplayer and custom Funko artist from Salem. They are actively involved in the Cosplay is not Consent: Anti-bullying movement as well as being an admin for Boston Whovians. You can learn more about Lee and their [….]

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PastryCast with Josh and Alyssa – Special Pączki edition

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On this episode of PastryCast we feature that special Coffee Time treat… the Paczki!!  and we meet Coffee Time Owner Robert Liani, the past and future of the Bridge Street Neck, Salem Festivals and which ones the hosts love AND discussion on the current restaurant boom. Via Wikipedia Pączki (/ˈpɔːntʃki/, pawnch-ki, Polish: pączki [ˈpɔnt͡ʂkʲi] ( listen), [….]

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The Write Space – J.D. Scrimgeour

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The Write Space is a new Q&A series from Creative Salem covering a local writer and a Salem space s/he associates with writing. Taking suggestions for who to cover next at susanna.baird@gmail.com. Give us your best writerly bio. J.D. Scrimgeour is Professor of English and Coordinator of Creative Writing at Salem State University. He has [….]

Media Gallery – 2017 Hawthorne Hotel Creative Salem Masquerade Ball

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING 2017 THE BEST BALL YET! SPECIAL THANKS TO: The staff and management at the Hawthorne Hotel Lights and Lasers by Retonica DJ Noel Snow The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers ARTiculate This Intramersive LLC Joey Phoenix Media Figsburry Creative Group Kati Nalbandian AND ESPECIALLY Erin Morgenstern for the AMAZING inspiration of The Night [….]

Tidal Shift: Redirecting the Current of Public Space

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By Joey Phoenix Third Places are at the forefront of our communities. They are integral to the culture, the life, the ebb and flow of our cities. Yet, they’re often underutilized and taken for granted. That is, unless they have advocates. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “A Clean Well-Lighted Space,” two waiters argue over whether [….]

Creative Salem Podcast 21 – Andrew Buonfiglio Figsburry Creative Group

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[podcast src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4947113/height/90/width/450/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/forward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/471b48/” height=”90″ width=”450″] DOWNLOAD EPISODE HEREOn this episode of the Creative Salem podcast we chat with Creative Salem member/partner and local creative Andrew Buonfiglio of Figsburry Creative Group..  Andrew tells us about his Salem roots as well as shares with us some of his favorite clients to date and projects he is looking forward to. Just [….]

Salem Photo Gallery – Festivus 5k 2016

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Festivus 5K (F5K) for Autism is a yearly Festivus-themed holiday race through historic Salem, MA. The event is sponsored by Friends of Northshore Education Consortium. To date, F5K has raised over $45,000 to help children with autism and their families. The 2016 race on December 11th will raise money to help the Northshore Education Consortium [….]

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Photobooth – 2016 Hawthorne Hotel Halloween Party

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Photo Booth by Creative Salem. The costumes at the Hawthorne Hotel annual Halloween party definitely met and exceeded expectations for this Salem Halloween tradition. With Seven Deadly sins being the theme people really embraced the spirit of the evening. If you are interested in hiring a Photo Booth for your special event contact us here [….]

VIDEO – Salem Chamber Haunted Happenings Grand Parade

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Video by Joey Phoenix for Creative Salem. The Salem Chamber of Commerce cordially presented the 21st Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This year’s event featured the theme “100 Years of Parks and Play”. This time honored kick off of the Halloween season was full of color, [….]

Unique Fusions and Classics Coming to the Salem Food Truck Festival

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); City leaders and event organizers eye potential future in community By Keith Spencer SALEM – Food trucks are the quintessential innovators and small businesses. They are quick to bring about flavors you’ve never considered from twists on classics to fusion creations. This unique blend of cuisine will be available for the first [….]

This Weekend in Salem… Music, Festivals, Art, Community and more! August 5 6 7

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MUSIC SALEM HERITAGE DAYS: SALEM’S MARITIME FESTIVAL KICK-OFF CONCERT Aug 5, 2016 6:00pm – 8:00pm HOBO CHILI * LONG ARM REX * THE PITY WHORES @ OPUS UNDERGROUND Aug 5, 2016 8:00pm – 11:55pm V E I N FRIDAYS @ THE LOBSTER SHANTY Aug 5, 2016 8:00pm – 11:00pm PHANTOM GLUE, PSALM ZERO(PROUFOND LORE RECS), [….]