The Witchery is a creative space located on Pickering Wharf in Salem, MA. Gret McGilvray founded the Witchery in 2016 as an art and performance space. It has since grown to include daily broom making workshops, bookbinding sessions, tarot workshops and our live show Moon Witch.
The Witchery supports trans rights and donates to NAGLY (North Shore Alliance for LGBTQ+ youth). We also feel strongly about our beloved Salem seas and send monthly donations to Salem Sound Coastwatch. This year, we are proud to join the Witches for Women fundraiser for HAWC- Healing Abuse Working for Change. We are also a proud sponsor of the annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival.
Our goals for the future are to find more locally grown, ethically sourced crafting materials and supplies, as well as to connect with our community to bring diverse talent to our live performances.
Contact us with ideas, suggestions, or if you'd like to join our crew of creative folks here at The Witchery!
Gret is a solitary witch, published poet, crafter, musician, composer, creative director and mother of 2 adult children. She currently spends her time making brooms, binding books and creating words, music and performance art for The Witchery's live show Moon Witch.
Gret has had numerous experiences that suggest there is more to this world than meets they eye. She loves to explore this through creativity and communing with the elements.
Bruce is co-owner of The Witchery and our guitarist extraordinaire- He creates brilliant soundscapes for The Witchery's live shows and runs our band Calamus. Bruce grew up overseas where he was exposed to a variety of lifestyles and musical genres. He has a passion for improvisational jams and spontaneous musical explorations.