Dates Of Event: June 1-3, 2018 (event usually takes place the first weekend in June)
Location: Front St, Old Town Hall, Salem, MA
Parking: Street parking, which is limited during festivals, costs .75 an hour (4 hour limit) and there are several parking lots and garages. You can find more information about parking in Salem here.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Location: Artist’s Row, Salem, MA
- Salem (in Hebrew) means “peace”
- If you do visit (and shop) in Salem, don’t forget your re-usable shopping bag (they ditched plastic bags earlier this year)
Related Posts: 10th Annual Salem Arts Festival – Part I
What would an arts festival be without…art?
Well, in addition to the musical artists, acrobats, flamenco dancers and various other entertainers, there was also lots of art on display at the Old Salem Town Hall during the festival.
All of the artists featured at this display, with one exception, were from Massachusetts and overwhelming from Salem or in the Salem MA area.
The exhibit was free of charge and there was lots of different art to entertain even the harshest art critic. In fact, there was everything from clocks and photographs to glass sculptures and a paper mache work of art in the exhibit. Much like
This clock called The Slow Procession of Luna was made out of oil, wood and clay. It was created by Gardeneer, MA artist Melinda Goodhue.
Grasshopper Junction, Arizona was painted by Lynn, MA, artist Heather Stewart.
Salem resident Denny Tentindo painted VWII. It is an oil on wood painting.
Remembering Georgie by Heather M Morris of Belmont, MA, is an acrylic on canvas work.
Urban 3, a photograph on canvas, was made by Chrissa Markos, a Manchester (MA) resident.
Urban 1, also by Chrissa Markos is a photograph on canvas.
The Annunciation is an acrylic on board work of art by Lynn, MA, artist Daniel Parziale
This creation, made out of recycled magazines by Betsy Silverman, is called Sister Act.
Dancing With The Stars is an oil painting by Nancy Satin.
This work, called Dragon: noun, was made out of a dictionary. It was created by Jacob Crawford. His work of art won the Deborah Greel Honrary Award
Edison & His Children is a digital collage by Edward Morneau.
Engaged, by Daniel Breslin, was made out of found objects on wood.
The Controler, by Jack Walsh, is made of found objects.
Jacob Crawford created Rainbow Chameleon with paint swatches.
Nathaniel Hare-Thorne was sculpted by Swampscott, MA, resident Diane McAlisterr
Marie by Taylor Popek is made oout of acrylic yarn and polyfil.
I love all of the Salem references in this Salem Cat sculpture (you may see the Bewitched statue, Old Town Hall, the Peabody Essex Museum and other attractions on Essex St) and the foliage on the trees puts me in the fall spirit. This scupture is an acrylic painted ceramic piece by Salem resident Beki Ferrari.
Salem Derby Cat by Beki Ferrari is another acrylic painted ceramic sculpture. You may also see other Salem attraction from Derby St (The House of the Seven Gables) on this sculpture. Of course, I would have to say this was my favorite.
Through View is an oil painting by Boxford, MA, resident Tom Bailey.
Emergence is an encaustic (“hot wax” painting) mixed media work of art by Amesbury, MA. artist Deb E. Goldberg.
Diane McAlister sculpted this work called Bride of Frankenmummy.
Crow is a clay sculpture by Billie-Joe Gauley of Salem.
Girabbit is another clay sculpture by by Billie-Joe Gauley.
Great Egret by Racket Shreve is a watercolor painting.
Brit Eating a Salad is an oil on wood painting by Salem artist Amanda Dunham.
NorEaster is a glass work of art by Matthew Cronin.
Autumn is another glass sculpture by Matthew Cronin.
Ipswich artist Jen Boisvert carved sculpted this piece called Figure.
This untitled work is a mixed media on wood work of art by Sara Ashodian.
Deb E. Goldberg made this encaustic and mixed media work of art called Departure.
Ocean V is an acrylic and refined linseed oil painting by Melissa Pasdon of Salem, MA.
This untitled work is a painted wood sculpture by Heather Stewart.
Blue Fish by Elizabeth Visco of Lynnfield, MA, is a Raku (A type of Japanese pottery) stoneware work of art.
Robert Crooker of Wakefield ,MA, made this acrylic painting.
There was also fun for those who people and dogs who wanted to cool down and splash their friend or sister.
While I was photographing all of these great works of art, I saw a dog that had similar markings to my mom’s new dog. So, I knew I had to photograph her. June (or “Junebug”) is a 15 month old mixed breed dog.
During my walk back to my car I met Glenna who looked adorable resting on her rock.
And, proving that I do indeed visit Salem frequently (one of the last times I visited someone say “Hi Nomad”), I saw Cookie who I had I photographed earlier this year and also again during the festival.