Writing Workshop – Unsympathetic Villains: Crafting Scarier Antagonists

Pop culture is full of villains with redemption stories: everyone from Disney villains to the darkest Young Adult antagonists seem to get a prequel or flashback explaining what made them “bad.” But what about when villains have no redemptive excuses, how do you write believable, scary villains for your heroes without making them one-dimensional? In … Continue reading Writing Workshop – Unsympathetic Villains: Crafting Scarier Antagonists

“The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming” at the Peabody Essex Museum

More than 300 years after the Salem witch trials, artistic imaginations remain engaged by the personal tragedies and grave injustices of this historic crisis. In this exhibition, learn more about factors that fueled the hysteria and individuals who rose to defend those unjustly accused and explore two creative responses by artists with ancestral links to … Continue reading “The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming” at the Peabody Essex Museum

Haunted Happenings Marketplace

The main event moves to Salem Common this year! Your favorite vendors, performances, mural pop up photo stations, street performers and much more.

The Salem Psychic Fair & Witches’ Market

Explore the future with a psychic reading at Salem’s longest-running psychic fair! Hosted by Christian Day, Brian Cain, and the Witches of Salem, The Salem Psychic Fair and Witches’ Market features the Witch City’s most gifted Psychics, each one officially licensed by the city of Salem! Wander an emporium of magical gifts, meet real practicing Witches, and … Continue reading The Salem Psychic Fair & Witches’ Market

“Alexander Reisfar: The Death of Gods and Masters” at the Satanic Temple

Alexander has lended his brush to many bands over the years, his album covers include Arch Enemy, Sabbath Assembly, Lungs, and Silver Talon. A full album cover discography can be found here. Reisfar was the artist in residence at the John Natsoulas Gallery in 2012, where he became a member of the Davis Mural Team. … Continue reading “Alexander Reisfar: The Death of Gods and Masters” at the Satanic Temple

Broom Making, Book Binding

Craft a rustic broom from scratch or bind your own leather grimoire, book of shadows, spell book, art or dream journal- something for all your creative and magickal works! Personalize your projects with pendants, herbs, dried flowers, bones, charms, stencils. Workshops run every hour by appointment from Thursday – Sunday. Extra time slots available upon … Continue reading Broom Making, Book Binding

“Artoberfest” at Salem Arts Association

We invited our local artists to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween.  The resulting exhibit represents their diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it. SEPTEMBER 4 THROUGH NOVEMBER 6, 2021 The artwork in Artoberfest is exhibited in our galleries at 159 Derby Street, our virtual online … Continue reading “Artoberfest” at Salem Arts Association