Dates of Visits: Throughout October, 2017
Location: Artists’ Row is located off Derby and Essex St
Hours: open daily
Parking: There is street parking available throughout Salem and parking garages are available as well
Handicapped Accessble: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Website: Artists’ Row
Highlights: Art displays, shops, restaurant, holiday displays
A haven for artists, art lovers or just people looking for unique works of art, Atists’ Row is another area which showcases the art and creativity of Salem.
I photographed Artists’ Row during my many excursions to Salem during the month of October.
As the name suggests, art is evident throughout the row.
From time to time, Artist Row has different art on display throughout the alley. This particular art display was on exhibit during my visits. The lettering and images bumped out so you can feel the images even if you couldn’t see them. I especially like the references to Salem that are portrayed throughout the work of art.
Art is abundant along the Row.
You can not only view art on Artists’ Row. You can create you own art as well.Artists of all ages and backgrounds have the chance to create their own or just sit and enjoy the art around them. The tables with the plants growing out off them are one of the favorites of the visitors at Arrtists’ Row.
These rocks with words and quotes painted on them are piled on the side of the row for anyone in need of some inspiration.
These helpful signs show you which direction to go if you are lost.
The shops along the row offer a variety of handmade crafts and other creative works of art.
The shops on Artists Row have to sign leases each year and, due to the weather conditions, some of the shops are not open year round. So it is possible that some of the shops listed below may not be there when you visit.
Grace & Diggs has a variety of handmade, items all made by the owner Linda. Many of the goods there have a very Halloween in Salem theme.
There is also a stand with hats on them that you can take a selfie with and post on Facebook (don’t forget to hashtag Grace&Diggs when you post the photo)!
Ceramics By Sibel also has a variety of arts and crafts, all hand made by Sibel. Many of her works are made using clay. On her website, Sibel says she is “made of clay. It is in my DNA.” When she is not operating her business, Sibel sells her art at fairs and other markets (she is only by appointment only in Nov and Dec and her business is closed after Dec until May)
Sibel was busy working on a new piece of art during my visit.
Boston Woodturning is another shop on the row. Boston Woodturning creates crafts out of wood at their shop. They also held a fun event in October in which they helped create and design little ghosts and scarecrows out of recycled materials for the children who stopped by their store.
The one mainstay throughout the year is the Lobster Shanty.
Sounds like my kind of place!
Now that the huge crowds of the Halloween season have long since dispersed and the area is tastefully decorated for the holiday season, it may be a great time to visit Artists’ Row.
Dogs like to walk among the art on Artist’ Row. Must be because of all of the trees there.
Bernie is a 10 year old Rat Terrier. His mom said he thinks he is the “Mayor Of Salem”. Take that, Kim Driscoil!
Hugo is a 9 year old Great Pyrenees. You can follow him on Instagram at hugoofsalem