Welcome to Artists’ Row, a City of Salem Arts Space Initiative. Artists’ Row is located in historic downtown Salem at 24 New Derby Street, across from Old Town Hall and Derby Square. This area at the heart of the City was originally built as a market place and continues to this day to be an important public plaza and pedestrian way. Artists’ Row is a seasonal program (May 21-November 2, 2015) that provides rent-free space for artisans interested in building their audience through daily engagement with residents and visitors to Salem.
Meet the Creative Entrepreneurs on Artists’ Row!
Boston Woodturning - Tommy Gagnon
Boston Woodturning was established in 2014. We support the art and craft of Woodturning. Discover demonstrations in Woodturning and various workshops throughout the season in our working studio. Learn and observe the process of Woodturning or book a lesson. In our gallery space find practical and sculptural works of art created from wood. Visit us on Artist Row or visit us online at~www.BostonWoodturning.com~find us on Facebook follow us on Twitter or Google+. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cermics by Sibel- Sibel Alpaslan
"Ceramics by Sibel” is the working pottery studio & gallery of Sibel Alpaslan. Sibel~is Turkish ceramic artist who loves the organic feeling of clay, knowing that it comes from the earth. Her feelings about nature and organic geometry have always strongly affected what she creates. It constantly surprises her, delights her, and moves through her. Sibel tries to express this feeling in her work. Lately, she has been focusing on creating amphoras, vases, and covered dishes that are inspired by ancient forms, and then combining them with modern whimsical surprises. www.ceramicsbysibel.com
Diane Hoffman Textiles – Diane Hoffman
Diane Hoffman Textiles is a one-woman textile business featuring rescue and farm animals living in New England. All products are hand printed and made with locally sourced and recycled material. Animal portraits are silkscreened and~stamp printed onto knitted and woven materials (cotton, canvas, vinyl, recycled leather and feedbags)~and are~sewn into tote bags, clutches and chic duffels. Custom pet portraits are available. Commission an art print on paper, an iron & sew patch to embellish your favorite jean jacket or order any number of items including key chains, handbags, t-shirts, or novelty pillows. Please contact Diane for details on custom work. Custom work may take a few weeks to a month to develop, print and produce. www.dianehoffman.net
Lobster Shanty – Diane and Lee Wolf
The Lobster Shanty is a local dive bar that secretly has class.~ Great food, great service all served in a very casual atmosphere with absolutely no pretense. They are a little place with a big heart.~ The Shanty has been serving the Good People of Salem for 30 years and is a local institution. Alas! They are too tiny to take reservations. First come, first served. The Shanty is welcome to anyone who wants to come and relax with us. ~You can even have beers with your dog on our patio, if the weather permits. www.lobstershantysalem.com
Nikky Bergman Jewelry – Nikky Bergman
Nikky Bergman Jewelry offers a range of quirky, feminine jewelry handmade in sterling silver and gold. She also creates an elegantly rustic line of engagement rings and wedding bands for men and women. Each one of Nikky’s unique designs is handmade in her studio/gallery space on Artists’ Row. She is a firm practitioner of using only recycled precious metals and conflict free stones. Custom and resetting projects are welcome! Besides finding Nikky’s work in the gallery, she will be hosting a series of distinctive and artistic visiting jewelers throughout the season. Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated to these special upcoming events! www.nikkybergman.com; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nikky-Bergman-Jewelry/234339559938728?fref=ts; www.instagram.com/nikkybergman
The Pack Paper Co. – Bridget Alexander
The Pack Paper Co. is a designer and her dog. Our mission is to add love and smiles to the everyday through artisan stationery, custom invitation design, and gifts. Our motto is to "Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love."~ At The Pack we value truth, honesty, and integrity in everything we do: from showcasing independent artists' work in our designs, to printing locally and sustainably, to being a proud member of the arts community and Artists' Row in Salem, Massachusetts. We look forward to welcoming you to The Pack during the Salem Arts Festival! Bridget (designer) & Maisey (dog). www.bridgetalexanderdesign.com
Salem Food Tours – Karen Scalia
Salem Food Tours are guided food and cultural walking tours of historic Salem, Massachusetts. ~Our 5-star Tours, winner of the 2015 Certificate on Trip Advisor, are the perfect way to explore Salem while enjoying tastings at some of Salem’s best food shops and restaurants. Enjoy talking with chefs and fellow food lovers. Learn about early colonial dinners, local history and culture, Salem’s illustrious maritime spice trades and more. With today’s culinary renaissance, locals and visitors on our Tours agree—Salem is truly a vibrant and delicious place to explore! To find about tickets or to make a reservation, visit www.salemfoodtours.com.
Sheila Farren Billings Gallery - Sheila Farren Billings
Sheila Farren Billings is an award-winning local artist and the author/illustrator of four published children's books. At the shop, she will be featuring original art and prints in her various styles and mediums from large to wee 2x2" paintings on tiny easels. Sheila is also offering customized Celtic art, house portraits, and one-of-a-kind commissioned artwork. She hopes you will allow her to create the art your heart desires!" www.sheilabillings.com
Witch City Wicks – Liz Frazier
Witch City Wicks is a small batch candle company based out of Salem, MA. Founded by Liz Frazier in 2011, Witch City Wicks produces a diverse range of classic, men’s and gothic alt-themed collections of quality, long-lasting candles. Each candle is hand-poured using domestically-grown, natural soy wax, all-cotton wicks, fine fragrance oils and creatively inspired packaging and label designs.~ www.witchcitywicks.com