FEST: Sculpture Park Party @ Salem Art Works

June 1st, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg


Celebrating the opening of their 11th season, Salem Art Works in Salem is hosting the Sculpture Park Party at SAW’s Cary Hill Sculpture Park from 2:30-9pm on Saturday (June 6).

After many renovations to complete the switchbacks, fire pit and trails, SAW’s Cary Hill Sculpture Park is now open so the public can enjoy the park and the beautiful landscaping. The Sculpture Park Party will feature a bit of everything, including music, comedy, food, new sculptures on display, tours, scavenger hunt. Enjoy food from the Salem Rotary and other food vendors, as well as an assortment of beer samples from Argyle Brewing Company.

Tickets are $10; $5 kids age 12 & under; FREE kids under age two. And there’s free overnight camping on site, too.

Here’s the evening’s schedule of bands performing at the Sculpture Park Party:

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LIVE: SAW Barn Bash @ Salem Art Works, 6/7/14

July 2nd, 2014, 12:00 pm by Greg
Mark di Suvero: For Euler, 1997

Mark di Suvero: For Euler, 1997

Story and photographs by Kirsten Ferguson

The restoration of an old barn into an impressive new gallery and performance space was cause for celebration at Salem Arts Works’ recent barn bash. SAW founder Anthony Cafritz – whose vision has turned the formerly fallow dairy farm in Salem, New York, into a 119-acre sculpture park, gallery, artist residence and teaching space – was on hand to lead tours to the top of Cary Hill Sculpture Park, where a stunning vista looks out past several massive orange Mark di Suvero pieces to the Green Mountains of neighboring Vermont. SAW is currently at work repurposing over four miles of former logging trails into public hiking and biking trails (with an artistic view).

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Festival Fever: SAW Barn Bash on Saturday

June 5th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg

SAW Barn Bash

Salem Art Works is kicking off its 10th summer season with the SAW Barn Bash from 2-10:30pm on Saturday (June 7).

The day-long family-friendly celebration in Salem will start with an aluminum pour, and festival-goers are welcome to prepare a scratch block and watch SAW staff pour liquid hot metal into their creation. Take tours of the grounds, including the barns and the new trail system through the sculpture park. At 6pm, a chicken barbecue dinner will be served, and the festivities will wrap up with dancing and music from Local 518 bands the BuzzSaw Boys and the Wonder Beards.

A $12 donation is requested for dinner, but otherwise admission to the festival is free. On-site overnight camping is also available for $35 per tent.

Here’s the schedule of events for the SAW Barn Bash:

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Theater for the Brave of Heart…

August 2nd, 2013, 11:30 am by Greg

Salem Art Works, the 100-plus-acre sculpture garden in Salem, is hosting what very well may be the most adventurous theater presentation of the summer… Kipuka Theater’s 12-hour production of “The Disastrous Tale of Vera & Linus,” written by Jesse Ball and Thordis Bjornsdottir.

There is a man and a woman who live a devious life, which is, of course, always beautiful, as such things are. They live in the forest of a dream, untethered from time, passionately yet dangerously entwined. These Fated Two are reckless wanderers and outlaws, wanted for the crimes of kidnapping, arson and murder. Together they explore the dark valleys and moon-filled nights of their imagined landscape, encountering angels and ghosts, lost children and talking animals.

NOTE: Audience members should be prepared for rocky and uneven terrain. Shoes are recommended.

The performance will take place from 10am-10pm on Saturday (August 3), and admission is free.

LIVE: SAWFest @ Salem Art Works, 7/20/13

July 30th, 2013, 11:00 am by Greg
Rustic Overtones

Rustic Overtones

Photographs by Timothy Reidy

The sprawling, 100-plus-acre sculpture park of Salem Art Works is pretty much worth the price of admission all by itself, but once a year, the SAW folks throw a big rock & roll bash with a mix of Local 518 faves and regional headliners from beyond the area code.

The seventh annual SAWFest took place earlier this month, co-sponsored by WEQX-FM and LARAC. It’s a bit off the beaten path, and let’s face it, you may have missed it simply because the weekend was super-saturated with outdoor music fests – the Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest, Bellstock, the Green River Fest, the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, the Americanarama Festival of Music and the Rosendale Street Festival, to name a few.

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Five Firsts: Anthony Fallacaro

August 16th, 2012, 10:11 am by Greg
Anthony Fallacaro

Anthony Fallacaro

NAME: Anthony Fallacaro
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Garth Brooks’ “The Hits”! That’s Garth Brooks’ greatest hits right there – hilarious. I was five or six at the time, and my family was down in New York City. We stopped at a music store in Times Square, and I got the okay to pick out one CD for myself. I picked it because the album art looked cool. I ended up digging Garth anyways… but not Chris Gaines.

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Win FREE TIX to SAWFest @ Salem Art Works on Saturday!

August 14th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg

Salem Art Works, the sprawling 119 acre rural arts center in Salem, is gearing up for its sixth annual SAWFest this weekend, and you can bet that the hills will come alive with the sound of music. Just don’t expect to see Julie Andrews dancing across the grounds…

The one-day outdoor music festival is expanding this year with the addition of a second stage, which will host solo singer-songwriters.

SAWFest kicks off at 5pm on Saturday, and the music on both stages will continue into the night. But never fear – overnight camping on the arts center grounds is FREE. So come, stay late and spend the night.

Tix are available now, priced at $20; children under 12 $5.

Here’s the line-up of performers for the 2012 SAWFest:

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Festival Fever: SAWFest Music Festival, 8/18/12

May 1st, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
My Pet Dragon

My Pet Dragon @ Jillian's, 11/18/11

The sixth annual SAWFest Music Festival will take place on the 119-acre grounds of the Salem Art Works in Salem on Saturday, August 18. The outdoor, rain-or-shine fest is scheduled to begin at 5pm. Food and beverages will be available throughout the fest, and free overnight camping is also available on site.

The musical line-up for this year’s SAWFest runs the gamut from rock to electronic to indie, and features the following bands:

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