The Essex County Artist Fund is Essex County
Community Foundation’s response to the immediate and everyday needs of artists
to be supported and lifted up across the county and across sectors. At ECCF,
our philosophy is to build a creative ecosystem focused on awareness and
appreciation for arts and culture, capacity building, collaboration, and
cultural planning. Individual artists and arts/culture organizations are
key to this network.www.eccf.org/creative-county.
Artist Name: Michael Grimaldi – Salem
Learn more: https://www.grimdrops.com
Creative Practice: I design logos, paint live at events, create paintings on canvas for private collectors and paint murals on parking lots, tiny houses, and even at city hall. At live events, I create custom art that can be tailored to the specific occasion, whether it be the subject matter of the piece, the color palette or even incorporating a logo.
Artist Statement: I often paint murals for schools and non profit organizations to contribute to the beautification of local neighborhoods and feel that this truly makes a positive impact on the overall community.
If you are an artist and would like to apply for the Essex
County Artist Fund, please do so here.
If you would like to support the Essex County Artist Fund and artists like Michael, please donate here.