Winter Island Drive-In series -Jurassic Park -Salem MA.

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The 2019 Winter Island Drive-In series came to a close with an exciting and engaging event produced by Creative Collective LLC in partnership with the City of Salem Parks and Recreation Department.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Comes to the Cabot

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Not Just an Enhanced Movie Experience, But a Celebration of Queer Culture by Joey Phoenix Queer culture is not just alive and well on the North Shore, but celebrated, and that’s something to be excited about. The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994) is coming to the Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA on [….]

Artopia Photobooth 2019

Artopia 2019 – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective Artopia 2019 was a celebration of the diversity of the arts on the North Shore and featured dancing, projection mapping, lasers, Djs, Live music, art making and more.  This event was a collaboration between Peabody Essex Museum and Creative Collective.  For more info on future Peabody Essex Events For more [….]

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Winds of Winter Masquerade Ball – A Creative Collective Production

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Another sold out Winter Masquerade Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel produced by the Creative Collective MA and featuring some of our AWESOME members! IT really takes a strong team to pull these events off and we are blessed to work with some of the best! Stay tuned for details on our 5th year anniversary next January.. Save the Date! JANUARY 25, 2019!

Salem Ma Wicked Wednesdays Children's Parade photos by Creative Collective

Wicked Wednesdays Children’s Parade – Salem

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The annual Salem Haunted Happenings Wicked Wednesdays Children’s Parade was a huge success despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to cut the fun short! This event was presented by Creative Collective and the Phoenix School in Salem MA.

Once Upon a Time – Photos by Joey Phoenix Photography

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[cs_content][cs_element_section _id=”1″][cs_element_row _id=”2″][cs_element_column _id=”3″][cs_text _order=”0″] ONCE UPON A TIME Words and images by Joey Phoenix Photography “IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILDREN TO BE INTELLIGENT, READ THEM FAIRY TALES. IF YOU WANT THEM TO BE MORE INTELLIGENT, READ THEM MORE FAIRY TALES.”- ALBERT EINSTEIN  There are so many things that children do regularly that most adults [….]

Meet the Member – Joey Nicotera – Retonica Lighting

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Founded by internationally-recognized lighting designer Joey Nicotera, RETONICA strives to write the next chapter in event lighting.
Current event lighting, while beautiful, is reaching a plateau. Simply surrounding a room with colored light is becoming commonplace. Current technology allows for more architecturally sensitive installations, as well as dramatic changes in colors and brightness that will turn your event into a theatrical experience.

Road Trip Beverly – Polar Express Fundraiser at The Cabot

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Holiday Magic was in the air at The Cabot. At this event there were cookies and milk from Jacqueline’s Cookies for the kids, visits with Santa, a book signing with “Polar Express” author Chris Van Allsburg, raffles and the screening of this amazing movie on the big screen with special effects and surprises by Retonica Lighting


Salem Photos – Wicked Wednesdays Parade and Costume Party

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The Phoenix School, Salem, MA and Creative Salem brought back the Children’s parade and turned it into a parade party as part of the Salem Haunted Happenings Wicked Wednesdays initiative.

Creative North Shore – 5 questions with Joey Nicotera – Why the North Shore needs a Black Box

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There is currently an exciting crowdfunding campaign happening in Peabody and we sat down with our lighting guru, partner and a member of the soon to be announced Creative North Shore, Joey Nicotera, to chat about the planned Black Box Theatre in Downtown Peabody that he is collaborating and consulting on.Joey Nicotera is the owner [….]

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 [….]

Salem's So sweet Ice Sculpture 2017

Salem Event – Salem’s So Sweet Ice Sculptures 2017

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The 2017 Salem’s So Sweet Ice Sculpture Install and lighting by Retonica was a huge success! Thanks to Salem Main Streets, Destination Salem and Salem Chamber for bringing this wonderful annual winter festival to downtown Salem. Regardless of the plans, Mother Nature had, and the unpredictability of New England weather there were droves of people out [….]

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 [….]

Creative Salem Podcast 21 – Andrew Buonfiglio Figsburry Creative Group

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[podcast src=”” 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 [….]