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Salem Public Arts supports free Shakespeare in downtown Salem

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Salem Public Arts is excited to be bringing the Bard Brigade back for another free public Shakespeare this summer. After last summer’s success presenting Macbeth in Derby Sq, Salem Public Arts and The Bard Brigade are looking forward to bringing King Lear to the new part at 289 Derby St. as well as returning to Derby Square.

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 [….]

New Salem artist in residence program on Artist’s Row will create community connections

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Mayor Kim Driscoll and the Public Art Commission (PAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Artist in Residence Pilot Program at Artists’ Row  with Claudia Paraschiv, architect, and owner of Studioful – Architecture, Community Art, and Neighborhood Design, and founder of Salem Public Space Project.    The Artist in Residence Pilot Program (AIRPP) seeks to [….]

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 [….]

The Kindness Rock Project Comes to Salem

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  Kindness Rocks Project Artists’ Row – 24 New Derby Street Saturday, October 1, 1-4pm Salem, MA- Mayor Kim Driscoll, City of Salem Public Space Initiative and the Artisans at Artists’ Row announce a “The Kindness Rocks Project” event to take place on October 1st from 1-4pm at Artists’ Row, 24 New Derby Street. The Kindness Rocks [….]

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and the Salem Public Art Commission (PAC) announce “TradeWind,” a public art installation in Derby Square, running July through September, 2016.

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Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and the Salem Public Art Commission (PAC) announce “TradeWind,” a public art installation in Derby Square, running July through September, 2016. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A call for artists and designers for this site specific installation around Old Town Hall and Derby Square brought in eighteen proposals. The team of op.AL, [….]

Drain SmART Salem Mural Project

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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Collaboration with Salem Sound Coastwatch and City of Salem Public Art Initiative Salem, MA – Salem has a new public art project: “Drain SmART Salem”. The project is made possible through a collaboration between Salem Sound Coastwatch and the City of Salem Public Art Initiative.  “Drain SmART Salem” will use [….]