The Festival Planners & Organizers
In 2018, Daughters of Darkness, the brainchild of Amber Newberry, began as a fledgling market featuring around 20 vendors who all crammed into The Witch House (The Jonathan Corwin House) in Salem, MA for an evening celebrating women who specialize in dark artistries and alternative businesses. The event revolved around women supporting women and was made possible by the partnership of FunDead Publications & The Cemeterrarium (Amber Newberry & Laurie Moran), Witch City Wicks (Liz Frazier), and Die With Your Boots On. A raffle was organized, from which the proceeds would be donated to HAWC Northshore. The market was a smash success for all involved, and the event raised a significant amount for HAWC. It was clear that the market had already outgrown its original home, and in March 2019 it was moved to the Hawthorne Hotel. The 2019 event was such a success that the effort drew people from all over and resulted in an almost $10k donation to HAWC! Building on the momentum of that incredible group effort, it was decided that Daughters of Darkness could expand into a city-wide festival which would include various events across a weekend in the Spring. In 2020, the organizers have partnered to build an even bigger and better event with their first-ever 2-day market, a day of professional workshops for artists and creative businesses, community events such as music showcases and a 'Death Cafe', as well as a kick off party with a fashion show. We hope you'll join us in Salem this April and help support some very important causes: women artists, fringe businesses, and most importantly HAWC Northshore, an organization devoted to liberating people from abusive situations. Find out more about HAWC.