December 29, 2019

The Year in Photos: Diversity in Art and Community with Creative Collective

by Felicia Cheney

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It’s been quite a year, but 2019 and the decade are soon coming to an end. Here are some of the photo highlights of the past year showing the diversity in Art and Community North of Boston.

All Photos Copyright Creative Collective 2019. Pictured at Top: Dinosaur Race at the Winter Island Drive In Featuring Jurassic Park.

Three “Dragons” in Isis Wings Pose at the Winds of Winter Masquerade Ball
“I Found My Heart in Salem” Ice Sculpture at the Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival in February 2019
Child interacts with colored sand depicting the interactive topographical environment at the opening of CuriousCity Peabody
Crowds wrap around block waiting to get into the Daughters of Darkness Market and Festival at the Hawthorne Hotel
Band marches with a Giraffe for 2019 MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day
Circle dancing at the March Resistance Ball at Hamilton Hall, celebrating the peaceful pushback of Leslie’s Retreat. Photo by Mel Powsner for Creative Collective.
Reenactor looks on during the Annual Salem Muster on Salem Common
The Coast Guard Towline assists the mastless U.S.S. Friendship in her triumphant return to Salem
Multiple generations walk the runway wearing creations by Linda Mullen of Grace and Diggs at the Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser at the Hawthorne Hotel
Salsa Dancing at Bonche Latin Nights by Cojuelos Productions at Brothers Taverna
Miz Diamond Wigfall performs at the Priscilla Queen of the Desert Screening and Drag Show at the Cabot Theatre, Lighting by Retonica
Chef Tim Haigh of Bambolina and Kokeshi whips up a culinary inferno with the help of Kylie Sullivan, President of Salem Main Streets, at Sliced Salem at the Cellar at Hotel Salem
The Slaughterhouse Society Performs at Salem’s First Endless Night Vampire Salon, hosted by Vampfangs at the Hawthorne Hotel
Trust fall beneath lasers at Punto Urban Art Museum X Harbor Voices im|migration
New Montserrat President Kurt T. Steinberg, Ed. D. congratulates a student during this year’s graduation commencement.
Crowds look on during Illumacion Lawrence
Large puppet sneaks up on festival attendees during Salem Arts Festival
Blowing the conch shell during the Mass Center For Native American Awareness Summer Intertribal Pow Wow
SMUG paints a mural high over the street during Beyond Walls Street Art Festival
Historic Reenactor using the “3-D Printer” at Salem Heritage Days
Dinosaur Race at the Winter Island Drive In for Jurassic Park
Stopping for a selfie during the Montserrat Crossing Waters Bridge Illumination
Anna Dugan of Annadidathing paints a Mural on Home Depot boxes during the Peabody International Festival
Men help guide the historic 4450 anchor to its new resting place outside the Peabody Essex Museum
Historic Reenactor displays written words on skirt during the Charlotte Forten Park dedication ceremony
Poet Caroline Harvey performs a powerful piece during the ECCF Summit at the Cabot Theatre. Click here to read the poem.
Sabor Latino Hispanic Block Party in Lynn
Santa Stroll Performers for Small Business Saturday in Peabody
The Salem Athenaeum participates in Christmas in Salem
Distinctly North Shore Mural Unveiling with Rusty and Ingrid at North Shore Mall
The Greater Salem Ballet Company’s production of the Nutcracker at Lynn Auditorium
The Elevated Thought-driven Co-Creating Culture Mural unveiling in Lawrence, MA
Island of the Misfit Queers Drag Performance at the Cabot

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