Have you visited Pop Up art gallery yet? We are located near the Salem Center Mall food court. Our midnight Black Friday event featured a rock band, Office Diving, that entertained thousands of people and positively changed perceptions of shopping downtown. We now have 42 artists involved with the store and are looking for more. You can sign up to exhibit or volunteer at http://popupartworld.com and help grow the creative network.
First Wednesday Photo Hunt
Wednesday Dec 7
Pop Up artists will be shooting anything RED during the the First Wednesday event. 112 art pieces are in 22 venues downtown. The team with the most photos, wins a gift certificate and display for their photos at Pop Up. Get in on the fun and meet new artists. Meet up is 4p at Pop Up
Finissage – an art benefit for Partnerships in Community Living
Saturday, December 10
Partnerships in Community Living is a local not-for-profit, person centered, customer-focused provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and Pop Up is exhibiting art work from clients and staff from December 5-10. The final day, Saturday, December 10, is Finissage, the final day to buy art from the collection. Also, Pop Up will give 5% of ALL sales made on December 10 to PCL. We are excited to provide this opportunity and invite you to experience the show.
SnowBall Pub Crawl
Last pub crawl of 2011! Dress up and go out to 6 downtown venues for network development and socializing. New venue – Governor’s Cup! Gcup is recently received their liquor license and is serving most weekends after 9:00p.Let’s give them a pub crawl welcome!
6:00 Pop Up
9:00 Governor’s Cup (now with spirits!)
10:00 Cherry City Cafe
Downtown Art Crawl
Saturday, Dec 17
Check out downtown’s burgeoning art scene with other creatives as we tour through any open gallery and meet some artists. here’s the list: Spiral Muse Arts and Music Pop Up art gallery Pheromone Gallery Salem Art Collective Gallery B Mary Lou Zeek Gallery Roger Yost Gallery World Beat Gallery Elsinore Framing and Fine Art Gallery Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Part of the event will be broadcast on Doug’s World LIVE starting at 4 pm.
After two years of advocating for increased creativity and social innovation, Salem Creative Network is proud to see results from our special projects. Almost 200 kW of residential solar have been installed through Solarize Salem. 45 kW of commercial solar were installed on two new West Salem schools through Megawatt Project. And of course, thousands of patrons have participated in other projects (Creative Pub Crawl, Willamette Valley Wine Walk, Bicycle Music Festival, Doug’s World, Cherry City Music Festival) through our Salem Downtown outreach program.
We predict that 2012 will be an even greater success for Salem-area creatives.