September 2, 2018


by Felicia Cheney

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Our membership with the Collective has helped us with classic events like Taste of The Gables, but has also supported us with making new community connections such as the seaside yoga events with Rebel Yell Yoga. The Gables also hired the Collective as consultants to support our first-ever Gables Fest event. Without Creative Collective, we never would have been able to make connections with the unique talents that made the celebration a success.
— Julie Arrison Bishop – Special Projects Manager – House of the Seven Gables

The House of the Seven Gables and Creative Collective MA produced a day of celebration to celebrate their dual mission of being a historical house and for having a thriving settlement program to support immigrants AND to celebrate their 350th anniversary! 

Music from all over the world, food, storytelling, interactive elements, drinks, and dancing. Creative Collective produced many elements of this event including procuring all the musical talent, designing the lighting components, producing the main musical stage, arranging for the food trucks and marketing, promoting and coverage of the event. 

Participating from Creative Collective

House of the Seven Gables – Host and Venue

Retonica – Lights

Upside Media – Sound

Rumson’s Rum – Liquor Sponsor

North Shore Bartending – Bar Service

Hawthorne Hotel – Sponsor

North Shore Music Theatre – Sponsor

This event was supported by

The Salem Inn –  Soucy Insurance Agency –  Hawthorne Hotel –  North Shore Music Theatre –  Mass Cultural Council – The Event Co. – New England  – Upsidemedia, LLC – Retonica – North Shore 104.9

Performances: John Keegan & Madhouse  – Dhangsang Lughar/Music of Tibet –  Craft Ensemble –  DUNYA –  The Immigrant Experience – The Portermen –  John Raymond Jerome – Glen French  – Alexandra and Josh Carubia Trio –  Allen Estes  – Claude Fornier –  Mona Shoola

Food: Bon Me –  3 Kitchens Catering

Drinks: North Shore Bartenders –  Rumson’s Rum –  Ipswich Ale Brewery