On June 7th – 9th, the 11th annual Salem Arts Festival will present a free celebration of arts, culture, creativity, and community! This popular family-friendly event features over 200 artists and performers and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. Public activities include four performance areas, onsite art-making for all ages, local artisans and makers selling their creations, a juried art exhibition, and a temporary eco-friendly public art installation on Artists’ Row. This year’s festival is sponsored by Peabody Essex Museum.
The reception for the Festival art exhibit in Old Town Hall will be held on Friday, June 7 from 6:00 until 9:00. My painting which has been juried in to the show is “Old Town Hall Holiday”, acrylic, 15″x15″ framed. If the artwork looks familiar, it is because this painting was commissioned to illustrate the poster for 2018 Holiday Artists’ Market. It shows a tiny Old Town Hall inside a snow globe. A family of mice inhabit and enliven the old building with all sorts of artistic activities.
The festival is rain or shine; in the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved into Old Town Hall and Front Street Coffeehouse. Visitors interested in attending the Salem Arts Festival can find easy access to the downtown by public transportation or parking at one of the many downtown lots in the City. For more information and for the full festival schedule, performer information and listings of street fair vendors please visitwww.salemartsfestival.com.