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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. 


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Upcoming Events

Featured Events

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




What Inspires an Artist?

March 2 through April 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday March 9 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “MUSE”. We invite Salem Art Association members to reveal what inspires them to be creative. We’re challenging artists to tell us what makes you tick, what made you become artists and what it is that keeps you going. Each image will include a statement about your inspiration and artistic development.

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CALLS FOR ART


Art Drop Off Sunday April 29, 5-8 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “Go Away”. We invite 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. We’re inviting artists to take us on a journey that captures the experience and adventure of going away.

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2018 Exhibition Schedule


“Muse” 

Friday March 2 – Sunday April 29

This exhibition features work by Salem Art Association members revealing what inspires them to be creative.  We’re challenging artists to tell us what makes them tick, what made them become artists and what it is that keeps them going.  Each image will include a statement about it’s inspiration and artistic development. This exhibition complements the “Young at Art” exhibit.


“Young at Art”

Friday March 2 - Sunday April 1

The Salem Arts Association is excited to present “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teenagers. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of any Salem-based organization between the ages of 13-19 are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what you have to offer in all of your diverse styles and artistic disciplines.


“Exhibition Exhibition” 

Saturday April 7 – Sunday May 27

Opening Reception Friday April 13, 5-8 PM

“Exhibition Exhibition”, is an artistic exploration of personal expression through fashion and presentation and acts as accompaniment to the Salem Arts Festival’s Spring Fashion Show. Salem Arts is accepting work in all media including but not limited to wearable art, assemblages, installations, and expressions about the fashion experience. Unconventional interpretations and media are encouraged. 


“Go Away”

Friday May 4 - Sunday May 27 

Opening Reception Friday May 4, 5-8 PM

“Go Away”, an exhibition of images  inspired by travel and transportation. It’s the journey not the destination. We’re inviting artists to take us on a journey that captures the experience and adventure of going away.


“Game On!” 

Friday June 1 - Sunday July 29

Opening Reception Friday June 8, 5-8 PM

In conjunction with the Salem Arts Festival, Salem Arts Association presents “Game On!” an exhibition exploring the meaning of “Play”, one of the themes of the Festival, and also in celebration of the 130th Anniversary of Salem’s own Parker Brothers Toy and Game Company.  Salem Arts encourages all local talent to submit their interpretation this themes by entering artwork in any medium or style. 


“En Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables”

Friday June 1 – Sunday June 24

Opening Reception Sunday June 3, 3-5 PM

Salem Art Association presents an exhibition of the art work created during this year’s en plein air residency at the House of the Seven Gables.    


Solo Exhibit (Your Name Here)

Friday July 6 – Sunday July 29 

Salem Arts Association presents a solo exhibition of one of our talented artists members.  


“Land and Sea”

Friday August 3 - Sunday August 26

Opening Reception Friday August 3, 5-8 PM

An exhibition celebrating Salem’s rich maritime history, beautiful coastline, and historic connection to the sea. 


Solo Exhibit (Your Name Here)

Friday August 3 - Sunday August 26

Salem Arts Association presents a solo exhibition of one of our talented artists members.  


“Untold Stories”

12th Annual Peabody Essex Museum Inspirational Exhibition 

Saturday Sept 1 – Sunday November 4

Opening Reception Friday September 1, 5-8 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.”  Salem Arts encourages artists to present their untold stories, hidden relationships, familiar connections, or any interpretation of these themes in any medium or style.  

        

“Dark Arts”

Friday Oct 5 - Sunday November 4 

Opening Reception Friday October 5, 5-8 PM

A seasonal exhibit 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.  


“Member Showcase”

Friday November 9 - Sunday December 16

Opening Reception Friday November 9, 5-8 PM

Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2018 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Let’s show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  This is THE art Shopping Experience for the holidays. 


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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