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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




Salem Arts Association is offering the opportunity to submit work exploring the meaning of "Roots" for an exhibit at Old Town Hall. All current Salem Arts members are eligible.  “Roots” is one of the themes of this year's Salem Arts Festival.  Interpretations include living things and their roots, ancestry, home and country, family and any other creative explorations of this theme.


Drop Off Submissions: 

Open Call, Non-Members Welcome to submit

UPDATED DROP OFF INFO!!!

SUNDAY MAY 5: Drop off is at Salem Arts Gallery, 211 Bridge Street, 12-3PM

MONDAY MAY 6 Drop off is at OLD TOWN HALL, 12 Derby Square, 5-8PM

If you are submitting larger items or artwork that is either large, heavy, difficult to carry, very fragile, or requires installation, then please bring on MONDAY to Old Town Hall. All other items with average size and weight may be delivered either take in time. Works submitted at Salem Arts Gallery will be transported by volunteers to Old Town Hall. 

Call for Art: Roots Exhibition 


Exhibition: Roots at Old Town Hall - May 10-26, 2019

Opening Reception - Roots Exhibit at Salem's Old Town Hall



2019 Season Overview

March

Young at Art

The Salem Arts Association is excited to open our 2019 exhibition schedule with “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.


Scholarship Fundraiser Featuring Ellen Hardy & Paula Beaulieu

We will be opening our 2019 Season with a tribute to Ellen Hardy and Paula Beaulieu. This exhibit will feature artworks by these honorees and all proceeds benefit our Art School Scholarship Programs

Call for Art: Sunday, February 24, 12:00 to 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday, March 1, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Reception for Salem Film Festival: Friday, March 29, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit: March 1 - 31


April (Old Town Hall)

Member Showcase

Salem Arts Association is excited to announce a Member Showcase exhibit at Old Town Hall showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

Call for Art: Sunday, March 31, 12:00 to 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday, April 5, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit: April 5 - 20


Figure Drawing 

Monday April 15 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm

$10 Suggested Donation At The Door

Online RSVP Recommended. Space is limited. 


May (Old Town Hall)

Roots 

In conjunction with the Salem Arts Festival, Salem Arts Association presents an exhibition exploring the meaning of “Roots”, one of the themes of the Festival.  Interpretations include living things and their roots, ancestry, home and country, family and any other creative explorations of this theme.

Call for Art: Sunday, May 5, 12:00 to 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday, May 10, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit: May 10-26


Figure Drawing 

Monday May 20 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm

$10 Suggested Donation At The Door

Online RSVP Recommended. Space is limited. 



“Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 

7th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

All participating En Plein Air artists are invited to join in the exhibition to be held at the House of the Seven Gables during the Salem Arts Festival following our En Plein Air Residency. After this evening the entire exhibit will be moved to the Salem Arts Galleries at The Bridge at 211 (211 Bridge Street) where it can be viewed during the Salem Arts Festival and through the month of June.

EN Plein Air Dates: 

Workshop: 

Reception at H7G: Thursday May 30 from 6 to 8 PM. 


Gallery Reception: Friday June 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit June 7 - 30


June 

Salon des Refuses

In 1863 the most prestigious exhibition in Paris, the Paris Salon, rejected art work in the new Impressionist style.  Manet, Courbet, Whistler and Pissaro were among the rejected artists.  In protest they exhibited their work in their own exhibit, the now famous "Salon des Refuses," which brought their beautiful and innovative work to the public - and made them famous.

In recognition of the fact that a lot of wonderful work doesn't get accepted into art exhibits we are holding our own "Salon Des Refuses."  

Call for Art: Sunday, June 2, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday June 7 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit June 7 - July 28

Note: Salem Arts Festival June 7-9


July 

Solo Show (Artist TBD)

Reception: Friday, July 12 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  July 5 - 28


August

All of the Arts are Sisters

Nietzsche wrote that "all of the arts are sisters."  We invited artists to submit work about or inspired by dance, music, theater, poetry (or any writing), or the visual arts or that incorporates visual elements from them (e.g., words, letters, musical notes, musical instruments) or otherwise explores this theme. 

Call for Art: Sunday, July 28, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  August 2 - 25


Solo Show (Artist TBD)

Reception: Friday, August 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  August 2 - 25


September

13th Annual PEM Inspirational

Salem Art Association presents an exhibition by local artists inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum collections of art and architecture. 

Call for Art: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  August 30 - September 29


Photo Nior

Salem Arts Association presents and exhibition of photography that celebrates black & white photography and Film Noir. 

Call for Art: Sunday, August 25, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday August 30 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  August 30 - November 3


ArtOberfest

A festival of art, Beer, Food, and Music

Saturday, Sept 21, ALL DAY (close at 6pm to public)


October

Dark Arts

Salem Arts Association Presents “Dark Arts”. We invited our Salem Art Association members to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. 

Call for Art: Sunday, September 29, 12:00 - 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday September 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit  September 4 - November 3


Concert: Spooky Toons

Sunday October 20 or 27 (Date/time TBD)


November

Member Showcase

Salem Arts Association is excited to announce a Member Showcase exhibit at Old Town Hall showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

Call for Art: Sunday, November 3, 12:00 to 3:00 pm 

Reception: Friday, November 8, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Exhibit: November 8 - December 15


December

Sunday, December 15, 6:00 - 9:00 pm Annual Meeting Closing Party 






Past Events

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