from Travel Salem's press release:
"Time to Shine"
SALEM, ORE. –– ‘Tis the season to start shining and preparing for the holidays. Salem residents and visitors are invited to attend the November 2 First Wednesday event to kick off the holiday season. Downtown decorations will begin to shine in the next few weeks and businesses are reminding folks to shop local and early.
The November 2 First Wednesday event will include: (click here for full press release)
Also, don't forget to check-out the new grassroots art gallery:
"We have some really great designs by featured artist Matt Kenitzer for the Grand Opening of Pop Up Art Gallery at the Salem Center Mall on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Consider yourself invited!"
The focus of the gallery is mid-valley artists, crafters, musicians, fashion designers, performers, filmmakers, authors and poets.