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Salem Arts Association offers fun and creative events throughout the year at the gallery and around Salem. Exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, and other events are always open to the public. We hope you join us. 

Salem Arts Association is located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem Massachusetts. Find our entrance on the Ash Street side of the former Universalist Society facility. 


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • 87 Washington St., Salem, Massachusetts

    Salem Arts is happy to host our monthly Artists' Meet-Up at Opus Underground. 

    All are welcome! Artists and Art Lovers, Performers and Musicians, Poets and Writers, or however you define your creativity! Join us to mix and mingle with local creatives from across the North Shore. light appetizers are provided and great conversations and friendships to be made. 

    We'll meet up every second Wednesday of every month. 

    6:00 until 8:30 PM

    At Opus Underground

    87 Washington St., Salem, Massachusetts



    • Saturday, May 13, 2017
    • Sunday, December 17, 2017
    • 66 sessions
    • 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Regular Hours are Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 PM

    Special holiday hours 

    • Memorial Day, May 29 2017
    • Labor Day, September 4, 2017

    Closed
    • Easter Sunday, Sunday April 16
    • Christmas Eve, Sunday Dec 24
    • New Year's Eve, Sunday Dec 31
    • Saturday, May 20, 2017
    • Saturday, November 18, 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Salem Arts Gallery Shop 211 Bridge St Salem MA 01970

    SHOP ART TAKE IN WILL BE MONTHLY ON THE THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH.


    No artwork for the Gallery Shop should be priced at more than $200.00.

    All Artists are required to have a 1-2 page Artist Bio/Statement at the time of submission.

    ALL Artists who display are required to volunteer  3+ hours/month for the Salem Arts Association.  To find volunteer opportunities, please email volunteers@salemarts.org. Or visit our Gallery Volunteer page for more info. 

    Any artwork of over 60-day residence and not picked up/replaced by the Artist will be removed to an unsecured basement storage where it will be disposed after 14 days.


    Members may submit the following for the Gallery Shop:

    • 5 pcs. of framed artwork or wall hanging (20”x24” maximum size)**
    • 10 pcs. of  stand-alone jewelry, ceramic, pottery, glass, sculpture or wearables.
    • 15 pcs. of matted prints, cards, or publications.
    • Individual cards or boxes of cards will need their own display case and the Artist will need to discuss with the Gallery Shop Chair before leaving that artwork.*

    Inventory sheets will need to be filled out and updated when entering or removing artwork

    Gallery-Inventory-form-2017.pdf

    Gallery-Inventory-form-2017.doc

    (blank copies will also be available in the gallery.)


    Please bring a liberal supply of business cards. 


    • Saturday, July 01, 2017
    • Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • Salem Arts Gallery and Shop, 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970



    Call for Art: “Uncommon Threads”

    NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle!

    July 1 through August 27, 2017

    Opening Reception: Friday July 7 from 5-7 pm.

    Salem Arts Association presents “Uncommon Threads”, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. Times have past on the quilting of old. In this exhibition we challenge the artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles of any kind, and inventive weaving.  

    Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labor on the part of the artist as part of the works' significance, and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.

    Salem Arts Galleries and Shop are located in "The Bridge at 211" at 211 Bridge Street. The gallery entrance is located on Ash st. 

    Regular hours are Saturdays and Sundays, Noon until 6:00 PM.

    • Friday, August 04, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    • 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street


    “From The Hip”

    Photos of Life at Street Level

    Salem Arts Association presents “From The Hip”, a Photography exhibition of images from the street. The streets are filled with stories. We’re challenging photographers to present the candid stories they find and capture at street level, showing us that moment of truth!

    Hip shooting, which was named after gun fighting, is a photographic style described as shooting photographs from waist level without using the viewfinder of the camera to centralize the subject. Photographers have been creating “Street Photography” for decades “shooting from the hip”. It’s an art form best known from photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), Garry Winogrand (1928–1984), Vivian Maier (1926-2009), Robert Doisneau (1912-1994), Walker Evans (1903-1975), and others.

    Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: August 4 – September 24, 2017

    Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • Monday, August 28, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Sunday August 27, 2017 from 5-8 PM
    • Monday August 28, 2017 from 5-8 PM

    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.


    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, August 27, 2017
    • Monday, August 28, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street


    Call for Art: “Faint of Art”

    Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!

    September 1 through October 29
    Opening Reception: Friday September 1st  from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Salem Arts Association Presents “Faint of Art”. Our annual PEM inspirational that allows local artists to interpret concepts of fear, suspense, and horror. Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition of “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection”.

    Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open non-members and current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit images that adhere to our theme of “Fear, Suspense, and Horror”.  

    Submission Fees: Salem Arts members fee is $5.00 per image submission. Non-members fee is $10.00 per submission. Artists may submit up to three pieces.

    Creative Salem members pay the Salem Arts member fee discount.*

    Submission Form: Please download the gallery submission form and provide all required information requested, and follow instructions on the form. Printed copies must be submitted with your submissions.

    Exhibition Jurying: Salem Arts Gallery Committee representatives will jury this exhibit. Criteria will be based on execution quality, presentation/framing, and space availability.  

    Awards: Our guest judge will be a Peabody Essex Museum Curator TBD. 

    ·      1st Prize: $100

    ·      2nd Prize: $75

    ·      3rd Prize: $50

    ·      Honorable Mentions


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, August 27, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, August 28, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Notification of inclusion/exclusion:  Notification by email by August 30, 2017. 

    Pick up of unaccepted work: Any work not accepted will need to be picked up Saturday, September 2, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Opening Reception: Friday, September 1, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: September 1 – October 29, 2017

    Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

    Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, October 29, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Monday, October 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.


    Rules & Regulations: Please be sure to read the 2017 Artist Agreement and ensure you accept the agreement on your online member profile page. Non-members must also agree to our agreement provided at the gallery.

    Presentation and framing: All submissions must be properly framed, matted, appropriately wired (no saw tooth hangars), and ready to hang. Wired images must have a tight wire positioned within the top quarter of the image height. All submissions will be inspected at take-in to assure they adhere to gallery standards. Submissions not meeting our standards will be rejected.

    Sales and Volunteer Requirements: Exhibiting member artists are required to volunteer 3+ hours per month when your artwork is on display in the gallery or the gallery shop. Please sign up for a gallery host time slot or make arrangements for alternate volunteer opportunities. Click here for volunteer information and sign up.

    * Non-member artists are not required to volunteer but are subject to a 40% sales commission. Member artist sales commission is 20%.

    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Friday, September 01, 2017
    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    • Salem Arts Gallery and Shop, 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970


    Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!
    September 1 through October 29
    Opening Reception Friday September 1 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Salem Arts Association Presents “Faint of Art”. Our annual PEM inspirational that allows local artists to interpret concepts of fear, suspense, and horror. Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition of “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection”.

    Salem Arts Galleries and Shop are located in "The Bridge at 211" at 211 Bridge Street. The gallery entrance is located on Ash st. 

    Regular hours are Saturdays and Sundays, Noon until 6:00 PM.

    • Friday, September 01, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street


    Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!
    September 1 through October 29
    Opening Reception Friday September 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

    Salem Arts Association Presents “Faint of Art”. Our annual PEM inspirational that allows local artists to interpret concepts of fear, suspense, and horror. Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition of “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection”.

    Salem Arts Galleries and Shop are located in "The Bridge at 211" at 211 Bridge Street. The gallery entrance is located on Ash st. 

    Regular hours are Saturdays and Sundays, Noon until 6:00 PM.


    Please contact gallery@salemarts.org with questions.

    • Sunday, September 24, 2017
    • Monday, September 25, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Sunday September 24, 2017 from 5-8 PM
    • Monday September 25, 2017 from 5-8 PM

    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.


    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, October 29, 2017
    • Monday, October 30, 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Salem Arts Gallery 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970

    Art Pick Up

    Thanks to all artists who participated in this exhibition. We are proud to display your work. But all good things come to an end and it's time to retrieve your artwork. 

    Times for Pick Up:

    • Sunday October 29, 2017 from 5-8 PM
    • Monday October 30, 2017 from 5-8 PM

    If you can not retrieve your work at this time please send an assigned representative to pick up your work or contact gallery@salemarts.org to make special arrangements.


    Pick Up of Artwork: Please note that artwork must be picked up on the designated dates/time specified in the exhibit Call for Art unless other arrangements have been made. If artwork is not picked up then, it will be moved temporarily to an unsecured basement location. If artwork is not claimed within 14 days after notice from the Salem Arts Association the work/items become property of the Salem Arts Association and will be disposed of as seen fit. It is the responsibility of the artist to pick up their work in a timely manner and to insure that this is noted in the Inventory Book at the time of removal.

    Liability & Agreement: By accepting this agreement, the Artist agrees to release, defend and hold harmless Salem Arts Association, and all their officials and volunteers from and against any and all losses, costs, damages, liability, or expenses (including any attorney’s fees) arising out of or resulting from any accident, bodily injury, property loss of the occurrences to any person or persons in service of this Agreement or any part thereof. Salem Arts Association is not responsible for loss or damage and does not carry insurance on artwork/items. Insurance of artwork/items is the individual artist’s own responsibility.

    • Sunday, November 05, 2017
    • 11:30 PM
    • Salem Arts Association
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    Holiday Artists' Market at Old Town Hall in Salem MA

    Application Deadline 
    Sunday October 15, 2017

    Event is on November 26 from 10:00 am until 5:00 PM

    We are pleased to invite you to join us as a vendor at the Artists’ Holiday Market happening on November 26 2017, 10am-5pm, at the Old Town Hall in downtown Salem, MA.



    Below you will find an application for participation along with the market guidelines. As indicated in the guidelines, we are requesting all vendors to bring their own tables and display props to define their selling space and to add to the visual ambiance of this seasonal market. Once we have received and reviewed your application and payment, you will receive an acceptance email and your space assignment (around October 23).

    We are planning a festive market with live music and a seasonal theme.  We are looking forward to seeing a lively market with all kinds of opportunities for our customers to browse and shop for treasures for self, friends and family.

    We urge you to check out our website and Facebook pages for updates.  Please share us on Facebook and include the marketing promotional materials that you send out or post. The more we cross promote, the more successful the market we’ll be!  

    Here is a useful blog that we came across: 

    Shades of Blue Interiors - How to Sell Out: My Tips for Running a Booth


    Vendor Guidelines for Artists’ Holiday Market

    The Salem Arts Association in partnership with Salem Main Streets and the City of Salem Public Art Commission invites artists and artisans (aka vendors) to showcase and sell their work at the Artists’ Holiday Market, 10-5pm, on Sunday, November 26, 2017, in historic downtown Salem at the Old Town Hall at Derby Square (entrance off of Essex Street).

    The Artists’ Holiday Market will feature a quality selection of vendors of artwork and handmade artisan products including photography, jewelry, clothing, paintings, handbags, etc.

     

    All artists regardless of race, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical disabilities are eligible to apply.

    PROGRAM CRITERIA

    • Date and Time: November 26, Sunday, 10am-5pm (indoors only)
    • Vendor Fee Per Event: $60 for Salem Arts members and Creative Salem Members, or $120 for non-members. 

      • Fee includes a non-refundable application fee of $15.00. Should any proposal be rejected a refund, minus the application fee, will be issued.
    • Vendor space is approximately 8 x 6 with vendors providing their own tables, chair, lighting, temporary shelving, props, etc. Vendors may rent more than one space to create a larger selling area (i.e. 16 x 6) by registering a second time. Limit of two spaces.
    • Vendors may share space at the market, however all parties must be included in the application details and be approved. Vendors are not allowed to bring in outside vendors who have not been approved by the Salem Arts Association.

    VENDOR SET-UP

    Vendors must provide their own tables, lighting, and display surfaces. (access to power is limited so consider using battery powered accent lights) • Vendors will be notified of the set up time on the day of the market after acceptance. Vendors may not break down their selling space in advance of the closing time of 5 pm.

    (Vehicles must be moved before 10am. Parking is available in parking garage.)

    PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

    Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be granted after the application deadline of October 15, 2017. A non-refundable application fee of $15.00 is excluded from the refund.

    Publicity: All paid vendors will be listed on the Salem Arts Association Website and Facebook page as well as the City of Salem and Salem Main streets calendar pages. We encourage all vendors to list the Artists’ Holiday Market date on their own website/Facebook page to increase publicity of the event.

    Liability: The Collaborators for this event, Salem Arts Association, Salem Main Street and the City of Salem Public Arts Commission, are not responsible for any damage or theft of personal belongings or merchandise, or loss of any product. Please be careful and responsible for your selling area and we recommend that vendors carry their own insurance. Any accidents caused by a vendors set-up of or goods will be the responsibility of that vendor. Artists’ Holiday Market is not responsible for any personal injury during the market events.

    Sales Tax/Permits: All vendors are responsible for abiding by all tax laws, including sales tax collection, licenses, permits or insurance as required by law to conduct your business.  Artists’ Holiday Market is not responsible for collecting sales tax for vendors from customers.

    Media Release/Consent: All Vendors agree to allow Artists’ Holiday Market permission to display all business information and photos on its Facebook page and website. Further, all Vendors grant permission for Artists’ Holiday Market to publish any photos or video taken during the Market for the purpose of promoting all future Salem Arts Association events. All photographs, negatives and videotapes will be the sole property of the Salem Arts Association and its collaborators.

    APPLICATION, PAYMENT, & NOTIFICATION:

    • To apply, please read our guidelines thoroughly and complete the application form. Please provide the following in your application:
    • Details about your products, display, and participants.
    • Links to your online information and examples should include at least three – five photos for review. 
    • Payment submitted.

    We will take into careful consideration product variety, originality and quality of goods to provide a variety of high quality vendors for each market.

    Once we have received and reviewed your application and payment, you will receive an acceptance email and your space assignment (around October 23rd).

    If your application is not accepted you will receive a full refund of your application fee. 

    Applicants accepted to sell at the Artists’ Holiday Market will be notified by email as soon as possible. Application and payment must be made by the date specified, October 15, 2017.

    To register offline download the registration form and mail with payment to Salem Arts Association, Attn Holiday Artists' Market, P.O. Box 226, Salem MA 01970

    Questions? Email info@salemarts.org

    Useful info for accepted vendors

    http://www.salemarts.org/Holiday-Art-Market




    • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Bolles Hall at The Bridge at 211

    Salem Arts 10th Anniversay Gala and Fundraiser

    Saturday, November 11, 8-11pm. 

    This will be a doozie of a time!  Live music, art auction, cash bar, and other fun. 

    Location: Bolles Hall at The Bridge at 211

    (It's the ballroom above our gallery)

    More details coming soon

    • Sunday, November 26, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Salem Old Town Hall, Derby Square, Salem MA

    Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall

    Sunday November 26 2017

    10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    We are planning a festive market with live music and a seasonal theme. We are looking forward to seeing a lively market with all kinds of opportunities for our community to browse and shop for treasures for self, friends and family.

    Featuring a variety of local artisans and crafters offering original artwork, unique gifts, and hand-made housewares to delight yourself or gift to others.

    Festivities throughout the day will include live music and activities for children.










Past events

Friday, August 04, 2017 Opening Reception: “From The Hip” Photos of Life at Street Level
Sunday, July 30, 2017 Call for Art: “From The Hip” Photos of Life at Street Level
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Workshop: Learn to Crochet Today with Megan Donoghue
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Salem Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection at Salem Arts Association
Saturday, July 15, 2017 Salem Arts at the Salem Flea Market
Sunday, July 09, 2017 Gallery Talk and Artist Reception: "Perspective" Paintings by Kevin Kusiolek
Friday, July 07, 2017 Opening Reception: Uncommon Threads
Saturday, July 01, 2017 Exhibit: “Perspective” Paintings by Kevin Kusiolek
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Call for Art: “Uncommon Threads” NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle!
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Art Pick Up - “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Sunday, June 25, 2017 Art Pick Up - ReVISION
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Join Salem Arts in the North Shore Gay Pride Parade
Saturday, June 03, 2017 Salem Arts Festival at The Bridge at 211
Friday, June 02, 2017 Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Reception and Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Art Pick Up - Lit & Legit
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Workshop: Open Air Painting On the grounds of The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo
Sunday, May 28, 2017 Call for Artist Deadline: Solo Exhibition at the Salem Arts Gallery
Saturday, May 20, 2017 Artists' Residency: “Works In Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables” - 5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Exhibit: Lit & Legit Student Exhibition
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Art Reception: Lit & Legit Student Exhibition
Friday, May 05, 2017 Art Reception: “ReVISION” Looking at Old Things in New Ways!
Friday, May 05, 2017 Exhibit: “ReVISION” Looking at Old Things in New Ways!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Call for Art: “ReVISION” Looking at Old Things in New Ways!
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Art Pick Up - Member Showcase
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Call for Art - Lit Legit Studen Exhibition Drop Off
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Volunteer Training for Gallery Shop
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Volunteer Training for Gallery Shop
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Volunteer Training for Gallery Shop
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Grand Opening Art Reception - Member Showcase Exhibit
Saturday, March 04, 2017 Exhibit: Member Showcase
Friday, February 24, 2017 Call for Art: Gallery Shop at Salem Arts Association
Friday, February 24, 2017 Call for Art: Member Showcase - Grand Opening!
Monday, December 05, 2016 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party for Salem Arts Association
Sunday, November 27, 2016 Salem Arts Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Holiday Artists' Market Registration - Deadline 11/12/16
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Tarot Card Collage Workshop with Monica Bodirsky
Thursday, October 06, 2016 "Parks In Space" with the "Lost In Space Chariot" - Join Salem Arts in the Salem Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday October 6th
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Art Critique Workshop with Elizabeth Sultzer
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Opening Reception: Impressions of Salem Inspired by “American Impressionist Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals” Salem Arts Associations’ 10th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition
Thursday, September 01, 2016 Art Drop Off for Impressions of Salem Inspired by “American Impressionist Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals” Salem Arts Associations’ 10th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Art Reception: WORLD VIEW Photography Exhibition
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Developing and Organizing your Photos Using Adobe Lightroom - with Ellen Garvey
Saturday, July 30, 2016 Art Drop Off for WORLD VIEW Photography Exhibition.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Join Salem Arts in the North Shore Gay Pride Parade
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 GOLDEN Acrylics from A to Z
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Artists' Yard Sale
Friday, June 03, 2016 Salem Arts Festival June 3-5
Thursday, June 02, 2016 En Plein Air and Beyond Exhibit - 4th annual residency at the House of the Seven Gables
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training - Wednesday June 1
Sunday, May 29, 2016 In the Garden: Open Air Painting at The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo
Monday, May 23, 2016 En Plein Air and Beyond - 4th Annual Artists’ Residency at the House of the Seven Gables
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Gallery Artwork Take-In/Pick-Up
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Art Reception: Beyond Words Exhibit
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Pick up unaccepted art works - Beyond Words Submissions
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Artist Statement Workshop with Emma Thurgood
Sunday, April 10, 2016 Artwork Drop Off - Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Book-Play for Artists Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Portrait Drawing Workshop with Instructor Daniel Ferrin
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Salem Arts Mixed Media Member Mixer
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Artists At 7 Gables
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Artists' Row Wrap Party
Sunday, May 06, 2012 SAA Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 15, 2011 The Salem Arts History Ball: Saturday October 15th 7-11pm
Thursday, June 09, 2011 Ditto Editions new owner to visit SAA
Saturday, October 16, 2010 The Salem Arts History Ball: Saturday October 16th 7-11pm
Friday, October 15, 2010 Magic & Music: Friday October 15th 7-11pm
Saturday, July 11, 2009 Alter-A-Tions Opening Reception
Saturday, June 27, 2009 House Concert with Marji Zintz and Julian Baptista
Saturday, June 27, 2009 "Important Things" Opening Reception at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Sunday, June 21, 2009 Holly Aloha Jaynes, Closing Reception
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 SALON NIGHT at Ditto Editions
Saturday, June 13, 2009 Large Scale Works - Reception
Friday, June 05, 2009 Wild Kingdom Reception
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 SAA Operations & Joint Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2009 Opening Reception - GaGa Gallery - Swampscott
Saturday, May 16, 2009 Northshore Folk Festival
Monday, May 04, 2009 The Harvard Student Art Show
Friday, May 01, 2009 John Singer Sargent: Love at First (and Second) Sight!
Saturday, April 25, 2009 Experimental Pre- View
Saturday, April 18, 2009 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival Spring Gala
Thursday, April 16, 2009 The Bauhaus and Mass Culture Lecture
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 SALON NIGHT at Ditto Editions
Monday, April 13, 2009 Exhibition Night at the Phoenix School
Sunday, April 05, 2009 The Green Show - Artists' Reception
Saturday, April 04, 2009 Michiko Imai at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Elise & Sara: Experimental Pre-View
Sunday, March 29, 2009 Dirty Water Reading Series: Cowgirls & Couplets
Saturday, March 28, 2009 SAA Lit Bop (part of the Salem Lit Fest)
Saturday, March 28, 2009 Quick Fiction - Afternoon Delight
Thursday, March 19, 2009 Jennifer Twigg at Beverly Cooperative Bank
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 March SALON NIGHT
Friday, March 13, 2009 Dancing with the Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2009 Gallery Talk for Balance: Mothers Who Create
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Salem Film Fest WRAP PARTY
Sunday, March 01, 2009 SAA Sponsored Film/Salem Film Fest: Archeology of Memory
Saturday, February 28, 2009 Lit Bop
Friday, February 20, 2009 Ga Ga Gallery reception: Suzanne Schireson (Exhibit continues through March 8)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Salon Night at Ditto Editions
Saturday, February 14, 2009 Balance: Mothers Who Create
Saturday, February 07, 2009 Reception: People, Places & Things
Friday, February 06, 2009 Opening Reception, James Creighton Long, Jr., The Beebe Estate
Sunday, February 01, 2009 Basque Impressions Opening Reception
Sunday, February 01, 2009 People, Places and Things: Documenting Our Lives Through Art
Saturday, December 13, 2008 A3D Fundraiser: Hope for The Holidays - A Khaware Celebration
Friday, December 12, 2008 SAA Christmas/Holiday Party
Sunday, December 07, 2008 SUSAN BURGESS AT THE CLOISTER GALLERY
Saturday, November 29, 2008 Urban Landscapes - from Revere Beach to Tuscany and beyond...
Saturday, November 22, 2008 Salem Open Studios
Thursday, November 13, 2008 The Big Reveal - The SAA's First Annual Benefit Celebration
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 SAA Year End Culmination Show
Sunday, November 02, 2008 Drumming with MAMADOU at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 01, 2008 Destination Newburyport - Terry Slater Exhibit
Friday, October 31, 2008 MAMADOU at East India Square
Friday, October 24, 2008 MAMADOU Drum Workshop at Glen Urquhart School
Friday, October 24, 2008 MAMADOU at the Brown School
Friday, October 17, 2008 Sketch Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Haitian Art Exhibit at Kensington-Stobart
Friday, October 10, 2008 Terror Fantasies Halloween Art Exhibit 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008 Washington Square Studio - Charles Lang, Kathleen Ward, Wendy Snow-Lang
Thursday, October 02, 2008 John Patterson: A Halloween Valentine to Salem
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 BEth Ferris Art Exhibit - Starbucks in Marblehead
Friday, September 19, 2008 "Beyond and Within" Art Exhibit at New Civilitea
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Salon Night at Ditto Editions
Saturday, September 13, 2008 Lit Bop
Friday, September 12, 2008 The Pickelpot Presents: Artists Trading Cards Meeting
Friday, September 05, 2008 'Sense and Sensibility'
Friday, September 05, 2008 Thresholds at the Salem Arts Association Gallery
Thursday, September 04, 2008 Judy Metcalfe at The Washington Square Studio
Monday, August 25, 2008 Classical Maritime Paintings by Ray Crane
Sunday, August 10, 2008 Boston Horns with Barrence Whitfield
Saturday, August 09, 2008 Manami Morita
Saturday, August 09, 2008 PHAT MAXX
Saturday, August 09, 2008 FREEZE FRAME: Shake, Rattle and Roll
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Jeannine Pelkey Exhibit
Saturday, August 02, 2008 The Art of Bellydance
Friday, August 01, 2008 Heidi Kepnes Exhibit at Front Street
Thursday, July 31, 2008 Elisa Nicolas at Gulu Gulu Cafe
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Nonfiction Kickstart
Monday, July 28, 2008 Andrew Swaine "Famous Faces" at Washington Square Studio
Saturday, July 26, 2008 2008 Culture Fest
Friday, July 25, 2008 Machine 475
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 How to Write a Press Release
Saturday, July 19, 2008 Novelist Hanna Tinti
Saturday, July 19, 2008 REBEL SHAKESPEARE: A Celebration of Shakespeare in the Park
Saturday, July 19, 2008 Radio ScotVoid
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 "Recent Work in Encaustic" at Kensington-Stobart Gallery
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Presents LA TIMBISTICA
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Artists' Reception - Selections
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Paula Morin
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Mementos of Celebration
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Donna Albino - Paper Making Demonstration
Friday, July 11, 2008 Opening Reception - Mementos of Celebration
Friday, July 11, 2008 Meadows to Marines - Reception for Ron Harrison
Thursday, July 10, 2008 Dolly (Dolores) Reid Exhibit at Washington Square Studio
Saturday, July 05, 2008 Max Ex
Thursday, July 03, 2008 Selections - an exhibit of choices from selected members
Sunday, June 29, 2008 Let Beauty Awake - Classical Afternoon Recital and Garden Reception
Saturday, June 28, 2008 TOAST - A benefit for The Art Corner
Saturday, June 28, 2008 Casting Workshop with "Boston Legal" Director Bill Aydelott
Friday, June 27, 2008 The Best of the Playomatic: A Short Film Screening
Saturday, June 21, 2008 Sunset Ceili
Saturday, June 21, 2008 Member Stephanie Williams at Red Brick Open Studio
Friday, June 20, 2008 Charles Dickens: Public Passion
Thursday, June 19, 2008 Ditto Editions Spring SALON Night
Sunday, June 15, 2008 Moments of Play
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Derby Square Concert
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Opening Reception - Salem Sketches
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Small Works - Opening Reception
Friday, June 13, 2008 Artist Row Grand Opening Weekend
Monday, June 09, 2008 Elizabeth Benson - Paintings
Saturday, June 07, 2008 Visions and Revisions - New Gallery Grand Opening
Saturday, June 07, 2008 Salem Sketches: Studies from the Kiosk Project
Friday, June 06, 2008 "Small Works" Exhibit
Sunday, June 01, 2008 "Summer Days"
Friday, May 23, 2008 Inspired: A Converstaion with Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sunday, May 18, 2008 Sticks and Stones: The Sculptural Landscape
Saturday, May 17, 2008 "Dancing on Top of the Canvas"
Saturday, May 17, 2008 "Spring in Salem" Fasion Show
Saturday, May 17, 2008 Plant Sale on Common Hosted by Beautification Committee
Friday, May 16, 2008 The Big Show: A Staged Reading of a New Comedy
Friday, May 16, 2008 Images, Monologues & More - Live Performance Event
Thursday, May 15, 2008 Five Minute Student Film Fest
Thursday, May 15, 2008 Ditto Editions Salon Night for May
Saturday, May 10, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul - Second Saturday Concert Series
Saturday, May 10, 2008 Salem Arts Association and Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Friday, May 09, 2008 Carol Dearborn at Washington Square Gallery
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Leighton O'Connor - Pics and Tips Talk
Sunday, May 04, 2008 Umanita Bloom Exhibit Reception
Saturday, May 03, 2008 "SALEM CLEAN SWEEPS"
Saturday, April 26, 2008 SAA Annual Meeting
Friday, April 25, 2008 "A Weekend in the City" Photographs by Jason Liu
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Shakespeare Open Mic Night
Thursday, April 17, 2008 Salon Night at Ditto Editions - Marketing Fine Art Reproductions
Thursday, April 17, 2008 "Who Knew"
Sunday, April 13, 2008 Members Goncalves, Jones & Morin - B&W Photographs
Saturday, April 12, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Fundraiser
Saturday, April 12, 2008 Marblehead Art Walk
Friday, April 11, 2008 Artist Member Stephanie Williams - Artist Reception
Friday, April 11, 2008 The Glass Half Empty - Salem Theatre Company
Sunday, April 06, 2008 Member Reception: Barbara Rafferty "9 Lives"
Friday, April 04, 2008 SAA Artist Reception - Brand Spankin' New
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Caffeine and Color
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 SAA Exhibit: Brand Spankin' New - New Art by Members of the SAA
Sunday, March 30, 2008 Lost and Found
Friday, March 28, 2008 Marblehead and Salem Arts Assoications Pot Luck Dinner
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Promoting Your Art
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Salem Theatre Co. presents Seneca's Oedipus
Saturday, March 15, 2008 Spring Fling and Earthly Delights
Thursday, March 13, 2008 Artist Reception: Visual Narratives, Visual Espressions
Monday, March 10, 2008 Movie Night: Vantage Point

Upcoming Events

Featured Events



“From The Hip” Photos of Life at Street Level

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: August 4 – September 24, 2017

Salem Arts Association presents “From The Hip”, a Photography exhibition of images from the street. The streets are filled with stories. We’re challenging photographers to present the candid stories they find and capture at street level, showing us that moment of truth!

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NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle!

July 1 through August 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday July 7 from 5-7 pm.

Salem Arts Association presents “Uncommon Threads”, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. Times have past on the quilting of old. In this exhibition we challenge the artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles of any kind, and inventive weaving.  

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Call for Art


Call for Art: “Faint of Art”

Local Artists Explore the Fear Factor!

Drop Off Submissions:  Sunday, August 27, 5:00– 8:00 p.m. and Monday, August 28, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Exhibit September 1 through October 29

Opening Reception: Friday September 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “Faint of Art”. Our annual PEM inspirational that allows local artists to interpret concepts of fear, suspense, and horror. Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum’s exhibition of “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection”.

Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open non-members and current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit images that adhere to our theme of “Fear, Suspense, and Horror”.  

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Call For Artists and Artisans: 

Application Deadline is October 15th!


Holiday Artists’ Market  at Salem Old Town Hall

Salem Arts Association in collaboration with the City of Salem Public Art Commission and Salem Main Streets invites local artists and artisans to participate in this year’s Holiday Artists’ Market in the Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA.

The Holiday Artists’ Market will be Sunday, November 26, 2017, from 10-5pm with spaces of approx. 8’x 6’ for juried vendors with their artwork and creations. Spaces start at only $60 rental.

Go to SalemArts.org/Holiday-Art-Market for the application, vendor guidelines, and payment levels.  All can be submitted online.  Any questions, email us at info@SalemArts.org

All applications need to be submitted by October 15th

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Salem Arts Association events are partially funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We thank MCC for their support. 

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