December 20, 2021

The Year in Photos: Resilience, Connection, and Creativity with Creative Collective

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You inspired us this year with your resilience and creativity. We saw so many opportunities for connection, initiatives for community building and support, and the creation of some incredible pieces of art. So we are thrilled and excited to showcase some of our favorite moments of 2021:

Salem Welcomes Odd Meter Coffee to Washington Street – January 2021

Creative Collective’s “SALEM” Ice Sculpture creation and illumination at The 2021 Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival – February 2021

Salem’s So Sweet “Love Letters” Murals by Ghost Wolf Handmade and Flourish Artistic

General Leia Organa and Rey visit Salem on Star Wars Day – May 2021

Lee Wolf’s “Faces of Salem” Debuts at Cinema Salem for Salem Arts Festival – June 2021

“In The Heights” Screening and Celebration with Cojuelos Productions at CinemaSalem – June 2021

North Shore Communities Celebrate Juneteenth

Lynn’s Juneteenth Flag Raising with North Shore Juneteenth Association – June 19, 2021

Salem’s Juneteenth Flag Raising – June 21, 2021

Imagina Essex and Essex Art Center Activate Downtown Lawrence in 2021

Imagina Gastronomia – July 17, 2021

Imagina Arte – August 21, 2021

L.I.V.E on Essex Street – August 21, 2021

Imagina Ciclovia – September 19, 2021

North Shore Communities Celebrate Pride

Lynn Pride Flag Raising

Miz Diamond Wigfall Performs at the July Creative Collective PM Mixer in Beverly

Alina of Art By Alina Z Paints the Unity Flag on a Jersey Barrier for Pride Month

Downtown Lynn Bridge Lighting for Pride Month

Artists Collaborate to Create Large Scale Black Lives Matter Mural in Lynn

Lynn’s First Diversity Matters Festival – August 2021

Beverly’s First Artist in Residence: Zooguu! – September/October 2021

Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl – September 2021

Haunted Happenings – October 2021

Howl-o-ween 2021

Endless Night Vampire Salon at The Hawthorne Hotel

Salem Zombie Walk

Unlikely Friends

Haunted Happenings Marketplace Takes Over Salem Common

Mayor’s Night Out

A Rainbow Falls Over Salem Common on Halloween – October 2021

Costumes, Costumes, Costumes

Creative Collective Members Win Multiple Awards at the 2021 Chamber “Champions” Awards Ceremony – December 2021

Filipino Santa Claus Visits the First Annual BIPOC Makers Market in Lynn – December 2021

Creative Collective’s 2021 #StayLocal Campaign

Initiative encourages community to shop small and support local small businesses this November and December

It’s time for #StayLocal2021 – follow the hashtag for the best of local eats, drinks, experiences, and shopping North of Boston.

The approaching Holiday season is putting people in the shopping, eating, and drinking mood as small businesses across the North Shore are gearing up for the busiest time of the year. Following up the successful 2020 #StayLocal campaign, Creative Collective is launching #StayLocal2021, encouraging individuals to shop and support small this upcoming holiday season. Learn more.