2017 Fashion Show: Salem Arts Festival Fundraiser

Join Salem Main Streets during the fourth annual Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser for a night of local food, fashion, drink, dancing, and fun in support of one of Salem’s greatest festivals! The event will again be held upstairs at the beautiful and historic Old Town Hall at 32 Derby Square.

The Fashion Show annually highlights a growing number of local boutiques – including Avalanche, Beach Bride Baubles, Curtsy, Emporium 32, J. Mode, Lifebridge’s Second Chance Thrift Shop, Modern Millie Vintage & Consignments, Ocean Chic Boutique & Waterbar, the Peabody Essex Museum Shop, RJ Coins and Jewelry, and more. Make up will be provided by the fabulous artists from Laura Lanes Skin Care and other local shops. Attendees can expect some fantastic outside-the-box accoutrements from local creative genius Grace & Diggs, as well as mind-blowing lighting by Retonica.

Food, drink, dancing, and a great raffle will make the evening complete!

Advance tickets are $25 per person with a cash bar, with $40 VIP tickets available for an assigned seat on the catwalk and a free thank you treat. Tickets purchased the day of the event are $30, with $45 for VIP seats – but this event has sold out the past two years, so we don’t recommend waiting!

Purchase tickets over the phone at 978-744-0004 x115, in person at 265 Essex Street (Salem Main Streets), or online at https://salem-main-streets.ticketleap.com/fashion-2017. Proceeds directly benefit the Salem Arts Festival.

 

About the Salem Arts Festival

The 9th annual Salem Arts Festival will be held June 2nd to 4th, 2017.  This popular free event features over 100 artists and performers, and includes a variety of art, music, dance, and theatre performances. The family-friendly event also includes an artisan street fair, art-making activities for all ages, and a temporary community-created public art installation.  The Festival is run by Salem Main Streets in collaboration with a team of dedicated volunteers, including representatives from Creative Salem, Salem State University, the Peabody Essex Museum, and more. The Salem Arts Festival is supported in part by the City of Salem and a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Calling ahead to confirm tours is recommended as weekday chocolate production is subject to change without notice. Harbor Sweets may be reached at: 800-234-4860.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

Fish Print Class: Oysters

Visit Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints on Pickering Wharf for an oyster print class. This class is limited to 8 people and will be a more intimate version of Joe’s fish print nights. All guests will walk away with their own gyotaku creation and a frame. BYOB with all other materials, including oysters, provided.

Tickets ($120) may be purchased online in advance.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

Questionnairey! at Village Tavern

Visit the Village Tavern on Tuesday nights and play Questionnairey!, a fun, survey-based trivia game! Also on Tuesday nights at the tavern, enjoy 50% off nachos!

Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Calling ahead to confirm tours is recommended as weekday chocolate production is subject to change without notice. Harbor Sweets may be reached at: 800-234-4860.

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against a background of perfect balance.” – Shunryu Suzuki

I am a painter, bookseller and father of two from the Boston area. My paintings are somewhere between landscapes and microscopic images. They are mistake-filled balancing acts; waterfalls of paper and paint searching out the curves of gravity, water and light.

Any act of creation is a fleeting flash if rendered through digital means, but it survives in the handmade artifact. The math is abstract; the digital has no material form. Look at our hands, look at what lies discarded at the curb, look at the pages of the books through which we travel in time – there is a rush of source material at your fingertips. The digital revolution won’t last beyond its inevitable dissolution, so look to your hands. They last while we live, so make things with your hands.

Try to stop suffering when you make mistakes.
Turn them into the background; work against a perfect balance.

Exhibition is on view from April 5th to May 3rd.

Baseball Trivia at Bit Bar

Weird and wacky baseball trivia as only Bit Bar would deign do. Make sure to brush up on your classic baseball pop culture knowledge in addition to all of that boring regular stuff.

Grand Prize is 2 tickets the Red Sox home game on Wednesday April 12th!

Stump Trivia! at Village Tavern

Visit the Village Tavern on Monday nights to play Stump Trivia! Also on Monday nights, enjoy 50% off wings!

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