Small Business Saturday

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Pastrycast Episode 8 – D’orsi’s Bakery and the new Creative Collective offices

In this episode recorded back in the early summer, Josh and Alyssa talk about D’Orsi’s bakery, the new Creative Collective offices, Peabody’s downtown, the lack of diversity in Bar Harbor, Maine, preservation, and how Samuel McIntyre was a subdivision developer at heart

Alyssa cops to her new addiction to Front Street Coffeehouse, and there’s more Phillips Library talk (you thought they were done, didn’t you?).

Plus Josh admits to knowing way too much about the history of the MBTA’s compatibility issues. And they even talk about weed! With special technical glitches in the recording!

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Retonica sets the mood with expert lighting at the Winter Island Drive In

PHOTOS – Winter Island Drive in Series – Hocus Pocus

An amazing night was had by all at the August edition of the Winter Island Drive In Series presented by Salem Parks and Recreation and produced by Creative Collective. Every month throughout the summer Creative Collective transforms Winter Island into a drive in and incorporates many creative and artistic elements making for one of the most popular summer options in Salem!

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Gables Fest: 350 Years of Stories and Songs

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Meet the Member: Shady Tree Maker

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Meet the Member: Chaos Factor

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Meet the Member: Grace & Diggs

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Drinking Tea from Yinzhen’s Twelve LadiesCourt painters, Beijing, possibly including Zhang Zhen (active late17th–early 18th century) or his son Zhang Weibang (about 1725–about 1775)Kangxi period, 1709–23Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk72 7⁄16 × 38 9⁄16 in. (184 × 98 cm)Palace Museum, Gu6458-7/12

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City makes U.S. debut at Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the Forbidden City), tell the little-known stories of how these empresses engaged with and influenced court politics, art and religion.

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Beltaine Fire: Yoga, Tarot, & Moon Magic with The Chaos Factor

Happy Beltaine everyone! I think we are all still flying high on the magic from Sunday evening. What an amazing night of partnership to celebrate this sabbat as well as the full moon in Scorpio. With the special talent and enthusiasm of Rebel Yell Yoga, Dark Moon Tarot, Creative Collective, Witch City Wicks, and Scarlet Letter Press, we created an enchanting one of a kind experience that included a meditative yoga flow, Beltaine spell bag crafting, and tarot & birth chart readings. Guests also took home a specially-crafted herbal oil blend from The Chaos Factor, and a lovely spring candle from Witch City Wicks, both made exclusively for this event.

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