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.   (and Monday Holidays)
  • Phone: 978-745-4850
  • Email: 

2018 Fundraising Goal - Your Gift Makes a Difference!

Collected: $121.00
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.

May 4 through May 27, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday May 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “Go Away”. We invited our Salem Art Association members to show us how they have been inspired by travel and transportation. In “Go Away”, it’s the journey not the destination. Our artists take us on a journey that captures the experience and adventure of going away.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4 2018, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Please join us at the gallery reception on Friday April 13 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, We will present awards at 6:00

We're proud to announce “Exhibition Exhibition”, an artistic exploration of personal expression through fashion and presentation that acts as accompaniment to the Salem Arts Festival’s Spring Fashion Show. 

We're also featuring live music performed by Molly Pinto Madigan at the reception. 

Hailed for her angelic voice and haunting compositions, Molly Pinto Madigan won first place in WUMB's Boston Folk Festival Songwriting Contest and was named "Artist of the Year" at Salem State University, her alma mater.  Since her debut as the lead singer for the teen bluegrass band Jaded Mandolin, Madigan has submerged herself in the dark, luscious world of ballads, drawn to their magic, and her original songs echo with the whisperings of the American and European traditional music.

Reception: “Exhibition Exhibition” Friday April 13, 5-8 PM

Salem Arts Open Mic Take Over and Fundraiser
Mercy Tavern, May 24, 2018 8pm-11:30pm

Salem Arts members will be the feature performers of the Mercy Tavern Open Mic hosted by Ashley Skeffington. Join us for a night of music and spoke word by Tyron "Walnut" Hawkins, Judy Coughlin, Joanna Shellenberger and many more to support and raise funds for our creative community. Enjoy a drink and entertainment or sign up for a spot too!

Our annual arts residency has arrived. Starting Monday we have access to paint and create at the House of the Seven Gables. Please register (FREE) and join us. 

En Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables

May 14 through May 29

We invite our members to set up on the grounds during the peak season of the Spring flowering at the Gables; to be inspired, and reflect that inspiration in their paintings. 

Plein Air inspiration is a way we can interact with all  the elements,  we as artists will represent Light and Air.  

We will also be working among the visitors from all over the world which lends a lot of spontaneity to the authentic Plein Air experience. 

Register Here


Thursday May 31 6-8 PM

    At the residency's end, we will have a one night to exhibit the works of this year's residency at the House of the Seven Gables and then we will bring the exhibit to the Salem Arts Association Gallery to be available for viewing during the Salem Arts Festival and through the month of June. 

    More Information  

    Artists' Residency: “Works In Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables” - 6th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

    Reception and Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 6th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

    Exhibit: “Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 6th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members


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    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.”  

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    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>>>

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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
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