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PHOTOS: Trees, community take center stage at Englewood Forest Fest

Saturday saw the return of music, dance and art to Englewood Park in northeast Salem.

The Englewood Forest Festival was back from a two-year pandemic hiatus with diverse lineup of performers and activities for people of all ages, from face painting to Dutch oven cooking and readings by local authors.

The annual festival is held at one of Salem’s oldest parks, and is intended to highlight the natural landscape and environment, along with arts and culture.

Olivia Tucker gets her face painted by Mary from Living Art at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Paradise of Samoa, the Salem based Polynesian dance troupe, perform at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
John Yoder from Salem Environmental Education shows a family how fish spawn in gravels at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
t’s a family affair at Uneekee Pottery. The whole family, Tim, Autumn, and Addie Hofer work together cooperatively to make their fun mushroom planters and mugs that they sell in their booth at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Some of the many colorful wares for sale at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Susan Napack, artist, holds one of her tiny felted “corona cacti” in her booth at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Ty Curtis Band, always a popular Salem homegrown favorite, plays at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Clinton O’Brien of Tidal Treasures wraps a purchase for a customer in his booth at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Paradise of Samoa, the Salem based Polynesian dance troupe, perform at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Jackson Heffley tries out a waterproof banjo at the Willamette Valley Music Company booth at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Isaac Engel and Leah Burleson play classical guitar and cello on stage at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Friends of Trees staff educate Englewood Forest Festival attendees about the different types of trees that grow in Salem and the service they provide to the community on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Scout members Stanley House and Henry Labrie do a demonstration of Dutch oven cooking for festival attendees to sample later at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Sarah Hoggart, a sixth generation Salemite who has written and published a number of books and poetry at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Premier Academy of Performing Arts dancers rehearse before their show at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Heather Yehnert, library assistant with the city of Salem, came prepared with appropriate reading material at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Sales were brisk and buyers were happy Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A bouquet of fused glass works from artist Daryle Ryder at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Stephania Fregosi dyes her own wool. She tries to buy wool from those who farm sustainably. She also spins and knits. Her wares were on display at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Paula Santas shows how she assembles and creates one of her “window beauties” that she makes from seashells and old glass windows at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
A dancer enjoys some music from Ty Curtis at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The Ty Curtis Band, always a popular Salem homegrown favorite, plays at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
Englewood Forest Festival attendees line up at the food carts on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)
The audience enjoying the Ty Curtis band’s performance at the Englewood Forest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13 (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Correction: This article was updated to correct Jackson Heffley’s last name in a photo caption. Salem Reporter apologizes for the error.

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Laura Tesler has lived in Salem, Oregon for 20 years and is originally from Flint, MI. Laura has been an underwater photographer for 15 years, and is an avid scuba diver. Topside, she has been taking photographs since age 12, and currently works on assignment for the Salem Reporter, and full time purchasing land for fish and wildlife habitat in the Willamette Valley. Laura attended Oregon State University, and has traveled extensively all over the world and the United States.