Help us bring art in all its forms to the community and bring the community in all of its diversity to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts. Join us! All are welcome. By becoming a member of the Salem Arts Association you will receive membership benefits and meet like-minded people.

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Joining Salem Arts Association entitles you to many benefits. You can participate in our exhibits, receive discounts on workshops and events, even save at local businesses. 

All are invited to join! Artists performers, writers, art lovers too. No matter how you define your creative spirit there's a membership for you.

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  • Gallery and Shop at The Bridge at 211: 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970 (enter on Ash St.)
  • Mail Address: PO Box 226, Salem, Ma 01970
  • Hours: 12:00 - 6:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays.   
  • Phone: 978-745-4850
  • Email: 

2018 Fundraising Goal - Your Gift Makes a Difference!

Collected: $2,295.64
Goal: $10,000.00
Please consider a contribution to the Salem Arts Association as a tax-deductible donation to the continued growth and cultural provenance of the City of Salem. We are very grateful for any help to make this a bigger, better creative place to be! When you donate you may choose to support our mission or let us know in your comment if your donation is specifically for the Paula Beaulieu Memorial Scholarship or the Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarship.

“Art in the Park: En Plein Air at the Salem Maritime Historic Site Maritime Festival” 
A special exhibition of the artworks created at the Visitor's Center of the Salem Maritime Historic Site by Salem Arts Association Members

An exhibition of the En Plein Air creations will be included in a special exhibition of Salem Arts Members at the Visitors Center of the Salem National Maritime Historic Site where more that 4000 people per weekend will enjoy the artworks. 

Exhibition DatesSaturday August 18 through Monday September 23, 2018

This exhibition is hosted at the Salem Maritime National Historic Visitor Center located at #2 New Liberty Street, Salem MA

Our 12th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition, "Untold Stories," 

August 31 through November 4, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday August 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Art Association presents “Untold Stories” an exhibition inspired by two current Peabody Essex Museum exhibitions, “The Last Empresses of China: The Forbidden City’s Untold Story” and “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings.” Local artists present their untold stories, hidden relationships and familiar connections.  

Our featured performer will be Masashi Nakamura -Guitar, Vocals. Born in Fukuoka, Japan Graduate, Berklee College of Music. Voted Best Guitarist in 1988 Yamaha Band Explosion Contest, Hagi City Area, Japan. His Group won Best Band award in same contest (1986-1988) Won 2nd place in Yamaha classical guitar Competition, Kyusha Area, Japan (1989) Performances with Slide Hampton, Robert Stanton, Shane Phillips, Sandra Rodrigues,The Ethiopian Reggae Band, Clarence Thompson Sr. and the New Spirits Appeared at SXSW (Austin, Texas) & Mob Fest (Chicago) Conferences, World Hunger Year (NY)

Salem Arts Association Presents “Land and Sea”. We invited our Salem Art Association members to submit work celebrating our New England maritime history, beautiful coastline, and historic connection to the sea.  

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: August 3 through Sunday September 30, 2018


Call for Art: “Dark Arts”

We're proud to announce a Call for Art for “Dark Arts”, a seasonal exhibition exploring Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. Salem Arts encourages member artists to explore their interpretation of these themes in various mediums and styles. 

Salem Arts encourages all member artists to submit their interpretation of these themes by entering artwork in any medium or style

  • Artwork Drop-Off: Sunday, September 30, 2018 (or by appointment)
  • Exhibit Dates: Friday October 5 - Sunday November 4
  • Opening Reception: Friday October 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM


Salem Arts Association will have a 10x10 mobile shop in a prime location on Essex street during the Creative Collective October Market.  

The Market, containing more than 100 vendors on Essex and Derby streets, will be three weekends prior to Halloween from 11am -5 pm.
October 13 & 14, October 20 & 21, and October 27 & 28.

Salem Arts Association members are invited to submit work to be sold at the market. Items such as prints, jewelry, pottery, and other small art pieces as well as Salem Arts Association merchandise.

Take in for Creative Collective Market will be at our gallery shop on the following dates:

Sunday, September 30 from 4-7
Sunday, October 7 from 3-6


2018 Holiday Artists' Market Registration - Deadline 11/04/18

Salem Arts Associationin collaboration with the City of Salem Public Art Commissionand SalemMain Streetsinvites local artists and artisans to participate in this year’s Holiday Artists’ Marketin the Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA.

The Holiday Artists’ Market will be Saturday, November 24& Sunday November 25, 2018, with spaces of approx. 8’x 6’ for juried vendors with their artwork and creations. Spaces start at only $85.

Go to the application, vendor guidelines, and payment levels.  All can be submitted online.  Any questions, email us at

All applications need to be submitted by November 4 

Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by November 7.

Creative Mind Mapping as Meditative Journaling
Saturday September 15, 9:30am-12:30pm

Want to unpack a big idea or symbolically analyze a future plan? Maybe you'd like to explore the meaning of a word, or creatively brainstorm solutions to something that's been itching at you. Come discover the organizational process of visual and verbal mapping using techniques of textual branching, expressive lettering, and symbolic illustration. Plan to use black and white pens, then color markers on 8x10 paper. Learn to breathe, journey inside, and gain expressive clarity on an idea.

Register Today!

Visit Us

Salem Arts Association's Galleries and Artisan Shop are located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem, MA. This facility provides the Salem Arts with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, workshop area, and event facilities. This facility offers Salem Arts members, and the public, unprecedented exhibition and learning opportunities. Plus our home allows Salem Arts to take advantage of performance and event space available at “The Bridge” and better deliver our mission “To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts.”  

Upcoming events

Salem Arts Scholarships are awarded each spring to a students pursuing the arts either through a university program or through an art school. We offer two scholarships, The Paula Beaulieu Art Scholarship for $1000 to a Salem High School senior, and the Ellen Hardy Memorial Scholarships for $500 to any Salem resident graduating from a Salem school. 

Applications Due May 1, 2018 ... MORE INFO>>>

Salem Arts Association is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We thank MCC for their support. 

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Salem Arts Association is located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem Massachusetts.
Gallery Address: 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970 (Gallery Entrance on Ash Street)
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 PM (Monday Holidays and by appointment)
Mailing Address: PO BOX 226, SALEM MA 01970
Email us at | 978-745-4850

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