The 2021 Salem Arts Festival took place over three days from June 4-6 featuring performances, galleries, a mural slam, 40+ vendors, and so much more!
These are just highlights! Stay tuned for full coverage in the coming weeks!
Roving Performances from Puppets and Faeries
Miracle Fish Puppetry
Kat Maus Haus
Thirty Art Six
Music and Performance
Baechtold and Abel Aerial Artistry
Hannah Ranco Choreography
Matt Savage Trio
Salem Art Walk, Galleries, and Special Events
Opening of “If I Can’t See Your Faces I Will Draw Them” by Lee Wolf at the newly reopened Cinema | Salem
“Together” Community art project with Grace & Diggs
Drawn Together en plein air at The National Maritime Historic Site
Interactive art and performance at Charlotte Forten Park with History Alive, Inc. and Studioful Design
Susannah Bothe’s Salem Business Owners
Art will heal us and help us recover from the challenges we have and continue to face. Arts and Culture are an integral part of day-to-day life in Salem and this annual festival has become a source of pride and revenue for hundreds of creative professionals and a major economic boost to the local community with over 6000 attendees annually. Through the COVID crisis the creative community has really stepped up to help us get through a lot of challenges and the Salem Main Streets, Creative Collective, and the City of Salem has worked to find ways that we can support the creative community and contribute to the wellness of our City with the Festival as a platform and as an event.
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