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 the Salem Arts Association entitles you to many benefits. You can take advantage of our members' exhibits, sell your artwork at our gallery, receive discounts on workshops and events, even save at local businesses. Visit our "About us" page to learn more about the Salem Arts Association. 

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Visit the Salem Arts Association Gallery at The Salem Arts Center On the walking mall in Downtown Salem.

  • Address: 179 Essex St. Salem, Ma 
  • Hours: Thursday to Sunday, Noon - 6:00 

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“En Plein Air and Beyond” 4th Annual Artists’ Residency at the House of the Seven Gables 

Registration deadline: Monday May 9 2016

Residency Dates: Monday, May 23 – Monday, May 30, 2016

Exhibition & Reception: Thursday June 2, 2016 from 3:00 -8:00 pm  (During Salem Arts Festival) 

For the fourth year in a row The House of the Seven Gables will allow Salem Arts Association members on the grounds of their property to sketch, paint, photograph, write and do all things art related without the need to pay admission.

Work Sought:  If you sketch, paint, draw, photograph, write or would otherwise like to create art about or in response to the House of the Seven Gables, you are encouraged to treat yourself to this wonderful opportunity.  As this residency and exhibit is entitled “Plein Air & Beyond” – Feel free to expand your definition of a plein air experience!  It can be painting or it can be your unique take on it!


Upcoming events

Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event

In honor of the 2016 Massachusetts Poetry Festival held in Salem April 29-May 1, this show’s submission criteria includes using elements of words, text and verbiage within your art piece. Please note this is considered a “small works” show. The size limitation for works is 11” x 14” framed or smaller. Mixed media sculpture, jewelry and beyond will be considered.

“Beyond Words” exhibit will be presented at the Salem Arts Center between April 16 through May 15, 2016 at 179 Essex Street.

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 6-8pm.

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Collected: $1,050.00
Goal: $1,000.00

Help us reach our goal for the season by donating to the Salem Arts Association. Your support will help the association grow and contribute to our diverse arts community.

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