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: $1,998.73
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

Artist Talk by Raymond Gilbert

Works of a New Millennium

Raymond Gilbert will present an artist Talk providing insights in to his artwork, process and inspirations. We hope you'll join us to learn more about this interesting artist. 

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

Salem Arts Association is pleased to present a solo exhibition featuring paintings and Woodcuts by Raymond Gilbert. 

Working in multiple mixed medium paintings and woodcuts Gilbert’s work draws much from current life events creating contemporary historical paintings. His creative process generally starts by throwing sweeping lines and pulling out abstract forms which begin to materialize into a basic composition. A work is deemed finished when a coherent balance between color, space and form has been accomplished. 

Artist Reception will be hosted at the Salem Arts Gallery on Friday August 3 from 5-8 PM

The exhibition will be on display August 3 through August 26, 2018


Call for Art: “Untold Stories”

Local Artists Explore Untold Stories and Hidden Relationships

Art Take In Sunday August 26, 4-7 PM

Exhibition Dates August 31 through November 4
Opening Reception: Friday August 31st  from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Art Association presents “Untold Stories,” our 12th Annual Peabody Essex Museum Inspirational Exhibition, inspired by two current PEM 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. 

Submission Criteria: This exhibit is open non-members and current Salem Arts member artists who may submit work in any medium for the juror’s consideration. This exhibit encourages artists to submit images that adhere to our theme of “Untold Stories”. 


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.

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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>>>

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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