Local artists called to create and donate birdhouses for Northeast Animal Shelter

SALEM, Mass. (April 2012) Salem’s collection of community minded stores, Roost, The Beehive and Scrub, locally owned by Kate Leavy and Jamie Metsch, are hosting their 2nd Annual Gimme Shelter Birdhouse Auction on June 3, 2012, with all proceeds benefiting the Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS).
Local artists are invited to submit their original take on the classic birdhouse to be displayed and auctioned to the public at the event held at Roost’s 40 Front Street location. Ideally, the birdhouses should be functional as well as decorative, but no design restrictions apply except they need to fit through the door.
Want to donate a birdhouse creation for this very worthy cause? Contact us with your intent to submit by May 1st, 2012 to be included in promotional materials. Completed birdhouses must be received no later than May 20th, 2012.
For more information visit: or contact Gillian at Scrub at (978) 594-8391, or email
The Northeast Animal Shelter provides safe shelter, food, and healthcare to rescue animals in the North Shore area.  The Northeast Animal Shelter is located in Salem, MA and is one of New England’s largest no-kill animal shelters.
Roost and The Beehive are located in downtown Salem, MA at 38-40 Front St. Scrub is at 230 Essex St. All the stores offer locally made products and artwork, promoting sustainability and the freedom of expression.  Find us at