Lady of Salem Arts Festival
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Nautical themed street art
Sure, Salem is known for it's witches but don't miss the other historic nod to the women of Salem. Between June and October the Lady of Salem project can be seen throughout the streets in the downtown area. Celebrating Salem’s rich maritime history, this nautical influenced street art has been connecting local artists with neighborhood merchant and business sponsors since 2010. Decorative ship carving was a trade that flourished in Salem during its Great Age of Sail. Figureheads were the ornamental carvings mounted under the bowsprit (on the prow) of sailing ships. Their shapes and motifs also helped identify ships. The Lady of Salem is the brainchild of the Salem Beautification Committee. Check for dates and a downloadable map at the website listed below. Pictured is The Home Depot's " Handy DIY Lady" by artist Keri May Killam.
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