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.
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.
2018 Exhibition Schedule
“Land and Sea”
Friday August 3 - Sunday September 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.
12th Annual Peabody Essex Museum Inspirational Exhibition
Saturday Sept 1 – Sunday November 4
Opening Reception Friday August 31, 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.
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.
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.