Monday, March 16, 2009

Are You an Artist, or do you Know a Good Artist?

(Maybe I should enter this photo I took of the salt marshes in Essex last summer?)

I recently received this information from Salem Main Streets about a juried Art Festival which will be happening in Salem in June. This sounds like an exciting event, and a great opportunity at the same time.

The deadline for entries is fast approaching, so if you are an artist, or know one, please read this information and consider entering a piece (or pieces) in this show:


Contact: Jennifer Bell 978-744-0004
Manager Salem Main Streets

265 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

Salem Arts Festival Announces a Call for Proposals due March 21, 2009

Salem Main Streets is proud to present the first Salem Arts Festival from June 5-7, 2009. In the spirit of raising awareness for the event and inviting artists to participate, a Call for Proposals has been released. The Salem Arts Festival wants a variety of artists and performers in a diverse range of media for this three day event. The Festival will celebrate the arts of all disciplines: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, etc.

The Call for Proposals is available by calling Jennifer Bell at the offices of Salem Main Streets at (978) 744-0004, ext. 15. The deadline for all entries is March 21, 2009. Artists and performers of all genres are invited to submit a proposal. All artists and performers, and especially those in Salem, are encouraged to apply.

About the Salem Arts Festival
The Salem Arts Festival will promote the arts in downtown Salem through a collaborative festival for residents and visitors providing opportunities to highlight the existing artist community and encourage general community participation in the arts. The Festival will run Jun 5-7, 2009 in Salem at a variety of venues throughout the downtown including a juried art exhibit street fair, gallery shows and live performances. The Festival will include elements for the sophisticated art patron as well as for the art novice including interactive events for children. It will engage participants of diverse backgrounds and ages by reaching out to current art patrons, local students, and the community at large.

The Salem Arts Festival is being organized by Salem Main Streets, the Salem Arts Association, Salem State College, Gordon College, Peabody Essex Museum, American History and Music Festival™ and Salem Sounds along with input from Salem High School Arts Department and the Salem Common Neighborhood Association.

About Salem Main Streets
Salem Main Streets' goal is the revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business recruitment, retention and the promotion of downtown Salem.

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