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Salem arts festival encouraging local artists to submit work

Posted by Terri Ogan  February 22, 2013 11:07 AM

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The 2013 Salem Arts Festival invites local artists to submit their work in consideration for the festival’s fifth annual exhibition. The festival will take place from June 7 to June 9 in downtown Salem. All artists must submit their pieces by Sunday, March 31.

The free family-friendly festival celebrates all forms of art including painting, installation, digital art, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, and more.

"We welcome visual artists, musicians, poets, dancers and more to submit," said Festival Committee chair Laura Potter in a recent announcement. "Salem is a fantastic venue to showcase local talents, and both emerging artists and established artist are encouraged to apply."

The 2013 festival will consist of is a celebration of the arts and includes many components:

·A gallery of juried artists’ work in Old Town Hall

·An outdoor stage venue for performance and dance at the East India Fountain

·An indoor performance space in Old Town Hall

· A juried street fair on Essex Street Pedestrian Mall and Derby Square

·A community arts space for open exhibition and participation (screening process required)

·Film screenings

Selected artists will have an opportunity to sell their work at the Old Town Hall gallery with 10 percent of the proceeds going to the Salem Arts Festival, as well as at the juried street fair, with all proceeds going to the artists. The community arts space welcomes all artists – children to adults - and encourages public participation.

For more information visit the Salem Arts Festival website.

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