Kate, Sarah and Joey visited The Phoenix School to start working on the community art project that will be a a part of the 2015 Salem Arts Festival (read below) Also check out the all new logo for this year by Leland Creative. This years festival is going to be WONDERFUL!
Photos by Joey Phoenix Photography
Community-Built Public Art
The Salem Arts Festival aims to encourage as many people as possible to not only enjoy but participate in the arts. In 2014, we introduced the tremendously successful “HulaArt,” the festival’s first-ever public art project, which relied heavily on community participation and creation.
This year we are introducing “Front Yard Street Art”, a collaborative public art installation. We are planning to transform Front Street in a temporary green space and masterpiece during the festival – and we need your help!
Front Yard Street Art is a collaborative fiber arts project open to community members and groups of all ages and abilities. It's a unique opportunity to create your own “green space” (field, garden plot, jungle, etc.) made of yarn, felt, fabric, and whatever else inspires you! Each piece will become part of a large-scale temporary art installation transforming Front Street during the festival weekend.
More details will be coming soon! Contact Kylie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kate (email@example.com) if you are interested in getting involved.
We’re also looking for donations of any scrap yarn, fabric, thread, or other fiber materials you may have lying around, as well as needles to help with assembling pieces. Any donated materials can be delivered to Salem Main Streets at 265 Essex Street.