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Salem Arts Festival 2020 – Social Distance Edition
June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020Free
Salem Arts Festival friends! We are still here and have been working on ways to make sure that #artwillhappen the weekend of the festival in a safe manner! You didn’t think we would cancel completely did you? Some things to look forward to and an ask from you!
The mural slam will happen! (Just not in public) The Salem Public Art Commission and the festival committee remained committed to paying out artists during this challenging time and we have selected a dozen local artists that will be creating new murals for Artists’ Row – Salem, MA! The artists will be sharing some of their process with you leading up to and during the virtual festival! Make sure and follow the festival on Instagram @salemartsfestival These murals will be installed the week AFTER the festival! Stay tuned for an announcement on the chosen artists!
Tiny Dances – Our friend and committee member Betsy Miller is working on 5 original dance pieces that are being safely recorded at some locations that you may recognize! These videos will be exclusively released on the weekend of the festival!
Special Augmented Reality engagements. We are excited to be working with Reality Lab® to bring you some exciting additions in what we are calling the Salem (AR)t Fest including contextual layered information of the murals and some dynamic options to bring some of the festival action to your own backyards! Stay tuned for more information and instructions.
Chalk Art – Celebrating the Salem Public Art Commissions Chalk Art Initiative we will be amplifying that week’s theme WHICH WILL BE CELEBRATING LOCAL ART AND THE FESTIVAL and asking people to make their own art… On Saturday, June 6th join Studioful Design and artist Maia Mattson by creating a chalk art masterpiece with the theme #artwillhappen (Which means it can be anything!)
AND HERE IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP! We want the world to know that #artwillhappen and we are looking for you to submit some examples of what that means to you! We are looking for the following.
-Videos/Photos of art-making, performances, readings etc
-Information about live streams by local performers happening the weekend of the virtual festival
-Information on any art-making, art-loving events that may be scheduled for the weekend of the festival.
SUBMIT YOUR ART MAKING HERE!
-Follow along on Social Media to see it all unfold and tag @salemartsfestival in any of your #artwillhappen happenings that you take part in!