Artists and Supporters are welcomed!
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.
Support The Arts
We need your support now more than ever.
Due to current restrictions we are unable to host events where most of our operating costs are collected. Please consider donations of any amount. In January, after 13-years, we moved into our new home in the Derby Street Historic District.
Your support ensures we thrive in our new galleries.
Salem Arts Association is proud to present our annual exhibit exploring Salem’s history with Autumn, Halloween, Witchcraft, and the Spirit of the season. The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.
Exhibition Dates: September 16 - November 11, 2023
The exhibition is sponsored by the Peabody Essex Museum and Pamplemousse Salem.Artoberfest Exhibit 2023
Vendor Application Open Through November 15, 2023
We are pleased to invite you to join us as a vendor at our Holiday Artists’ Holiday at the Old Town Hall in downtown Salem, MA.
Here you will find our vendor application details along with the Holiday Artists' Market guidelines. As indicated in the guidelines, we are requesting all vendors to bring their own tables and display props to define their selling space and to add to the visual ambiance of this seasonal market.
Your Gift Helps Us Make a Difference!
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.
159 Derby Street History Project
Do you know about the amazing history of 159 Derby Street? This historic location has included ship builders, sail makers, distillers, even a paper stamper. Did you know the property dates to 1653? Or that is was once home to Benjamin Hawkes? Ever heard of Tuckers Wharf? How did Kosciuzco Street get it's name? Maybe your grandparents attended the Ukrainian Working Man's Association?Click To Learn More
Salem Food Tours at Salem Arts
Salem Arts Association is proud to include Salem Food Tours as a partner in our space. Food is an integrated part of the Salem creative scene. Salem Food Tours offers a variety of tour options the give guests a great overview of our delicious City. As we walk you’ll learn about our local history with a focus on our illustrious spice trade history, walking past historic landmarks, and learning about our modern day dynamic cultural scene. When we’re done you’ll know where to eat, shop, visit, etc.
Visit SalemFoodTours.com for information and tour booking.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Salem Arts Association is committed to our values of of inclusivity, diversity, and respect for all people! We welcome everyone in our community and offer a safe and prejudice-free environment in which every individual is respected, understood, and appreciated for who they are and how they identify.
Salem Arts Association reminds our visitors, volunteers, and artists to hold each other accountable, take care of one another, and be kind.
So join us. Join us as a member. Join us as a visitor. Join us as a supporter. Come share your creativity - all the arts. Come share your thoughts. Come share you with us.
North American Reciprocal Museums Program Benefits
Salem Arts Association Members, Artists and Friends, may now receive extra benefits of our participation with the North American Reciprocal Museums Program known as NARM. Enjoy access to 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museums (NARM) program. Join our "Artist Master Circle" or as a "Friend of Salem Arts" at Steward or above and receive NARM Benefits PLUS 10% off at our shop and more from local merchants. See a list of NARM Members where you can get free admission and discounts, including here in Salem at PEM and House of the Seven Gables.
Salem Arts Association is proud to be supported by our community partnerships. Creative Collective, Mass Cultural Council, Local Cultural Councils, Salem Main Streets, and Destination Salem.