Date Of Event: April 9, 2017
Location: Lappin Park, Essex St, Salem, MA
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Highlights: Aspiring and casual artists painting and drawing works of art
Once known exclusively for the tragic Salem Witch Trials and tales of haunted attractions, Salem, MA, has become a hub of artistic and creative expression. The “Art In The Park” event held last weekend (April 9) at Lappin Park (also known as the park with the Bewitched statue) is proof of this.
This was the first “Art In The Park” event and it was such a success another event has been planned for May (details of the upcoming event can be found near the end of this post). The idea came to a school teacher who resides in Salem, MA. And, the Salem Collective of Arts And Musicians (SCAM) ran with the idea.
Gary, one of the organizers of the event, told me, it was great seeing people from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds getting together to bond over art.
From novices to skilled artists, all were welcome to participate. This family’s work of art was aptly called, “Family.”
This work of art was a collaborative effort with at least 3 or 4 people taking turns working on it.
This work of art was created by the creator of the event, John.
Another Art In The Park event is scheduled for Sunday, May 7 at Lappin Park in Salem, MA , at 11 a.m. Minimal materials will be provided. For more details, check out their Facebook page:Art In The Park.
Below are some photos of the exterior of the SCAM building on Essex St
Although they weren’t interested in painting, I saw a lot of dogs in Salem enjoying the beautiful Salem weather.
Bella is a 2 year old rescue from Alabama. Although her exact breed is not known, her mom thinks she probably has some Lab in her. Either way, she cute’s as a button!
Nora is a 5 year old Chihuahua. Don’t you just love those ears!
As an fyi, the Salem garage (at least the one on New Liberty St where the Museum Plaza is) no longer has attendees in their parking garage. They have automated their pay system. Gone are the friendly faces that greeted you as you entered and left the garage.
Although it seems like a minor change and for the better for some, I’ll actually miss having a person taking my money and wishing me a good day instead of paying a lifeless machine. It’s funny how such a small and seemingly innocuous change can bother me so. I suppose it’s also a sign that things are changing (and I suspect there will be many more changes coming to Salem). Or, it could just be another sign the machines are taking over!