Everyone Plays a Part in the Creative Economy

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by Joey Phoenix Community Building in the creative economy isn’t just the work of artists or politicians or creative-centered businesses. It’s the work of everyone.  In fact, a community flourishes when everyone in it supports new and local because growth breeds growth and opportunity encourages opportunity. Not only that, supporting the creative economy means that [….]

Salem Arts Festival 2019 – Roots: Video

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Video by Creative Collective Click here for the photo gallery The 2019 Salem Arts Festival brought thousands of people to downtown Salem for a weekend of music, art, performance, and fun. The organizers for the event are Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective. The Peabody Essex Museum was the title sponsor. The Salem Arts Festival [….]

Salem Arts Festival 2019: Roots – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective Click here for the full gallery Friday Night Kickoff Party The 2019 Salem Arts Festival brought thousands of people to downtown Salem for a weekend of music, art, performance, and fun. The organizers for the event are Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective. The Peabody Essex Museum was the title sponsor. [….]

Salem Arts Festival takes its roots in the community

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By Alyse Diamantides Celebrating its 11th year, the Salem Arts Festival is one of the largest and most widely attended events in the city — drawing in nearly 7,000 visitors and residents. Featuring dozens of performers, gallery pieces and public art projects, this year’s festival kicks off Friday, June 7 and highlights multiple forms of [….]

It’s Salem Arts Fest This Weekend! Here’s What’s Happening 🌈

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Images by Creative Collective It’s time for Salem Arts Festival again this weekend! Performers and artists from all over New England will converge on downtown Salem to put on a great show, sell their wares, and participate in one of the biggest events of the year. Here’s the schedule for July 7th, 8th, and 9th [….]

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser 2019

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser – Highlights

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Click here to view the full gallery! 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 [….]

Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show tickets now on Sale!

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SALEM ARTS FESTIVAL FASHION SHOW – APRIL 6, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 [….]

Five Questions with Brooks Young about the Salem Arts Festival

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  For three days each June, this FREE family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents. Now in its ninth year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, [….]

Five Questions with Kylie Sullivan about the Salem Arts Festival

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1) Tell us a bit about you and what you do? I am the Executive Director of Salem Main Streets, a nonprofit that focuses on the continued revitalization of downtown Salem. We are the primary organization coordinating the Salem Arts Festival.   2) Why do you love Salem Arts Festival? So many things! I personally [….]

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 [….]

Call for Art – Salem Arts Festival Juried Gallery

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The 2017 Salem Arts Festival has announced an invitation to local visual artists to submit their work for the juried gallery at Old Town Hall during the 9th annual festival on June 2 through June 4. The juried gallery will be selected by an on-site review process again this year, which will be held the [….]

Salem Arts Festival Mural Slam 2017

CALL TO ARTISTS – 2017 Mural Slam!

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CALL TO ARTISTS 2017 Salem Mural Slam Artists’ Row, Salem, MA CALL TO ARTISTS Mural Slam 2017 The City of Salem is seeking artists to participate in a “Mural Slam”, a public art project to take place during the Salem Main Streets, Salem Arts Festival, June 2-4, 2017.  The site for the 2017 Salem Mural [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]

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An introduction to Tidal Shift.. A Salem Public Space Project

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Making Waste Worthwhile with Salem Public Space Project By Joey Phoenix Pictures by John Andrews Photography for Creative Salem  We’ve all been there, stuck in traffic on a busy street, when suddenly a something slightly grey and otherworldly slips into your field of vision. Once your eyes focus you see it clearly for what it [….]