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 [….]

Claudia Paraschiv Salem Public Space Project

How to make a Plastic Bag Jellyfish with Salem Public Space Project

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Learn more about the Tidal Shift community art project here Salem Public Space Project Presents: How to Make a Jellyfish with Claudia Paraschiv from Creative Salem on Vimeo. Come and make your own at this year’s edition of Artopia! Add the Salem Arts Festival in  June to your calendar and see the unveiling of the [….]

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 [….]