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Salem Arts Association takes this opportunity to bring the galleries to you. In response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic we strive to continue to deliver on 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."  Please enjoy our 3D Tours and virtual versions of these exhibitions. 

Current Exhibits

Paul Nathan Gallery

We're proud to host the largest collection of Paul Nathan artworks in the world. Nathan's unique process starts with acrylic paintings which are then photographed and composed as collage creating a whimsical and wonderful world uniquely their own. 

Paul Nathan has occupied this location since the mid-1980's and through his generosity and vision as an artist Salem Arts Association enjoys presenting our galleries in this space with Paul.

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Previous Exhibitions

Connectivity - Celebrating our Community

This exhibit, which will be on display during the Salem Arts Festival showcases the diversity of artistic and cultural expressions within our community! Help celebrate Art Days in Salem MA and kick- off the Memorial Day weekend with a reception for our newest exhibit, Connectivity/Diversity! Come celebrate the arts and see the best that Salem, MA and New England has to offer!

Reception: May 27, 6-8ppm
Exhibition Dates: May 21 - June 25 

Exhibit Info and Award Winners


Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2021 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artists. It's a great opportunity to consider the gift of art for your friends, family, or to treat yourself to something beautiful. Our current Salem Arts members are exhibiting their best work showing the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.

On display through December 19, 2021. 

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We invited our our local artist to explore Salem’s history with witchcraft, religion, and Halloween. The resulting exhibit represents their diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.


Opening Reception Friday September 3 - 6 to 8 PM

Exhibit Info

Inspired by the exhibition "In American Waters" of the Peabody Essex Museum, local artists came up with imaginative creations showing how the sea is a reflection of American culture and environment and their own personal and psychological meditations on its beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power.

Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 28

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An exhibition of images inspired by the landscape, cities and people of Massachusetts’s North Shore.   Subjects include but are not limited to seascapes, woods, historic buildings, local attractions such as diners, depictions of events and portraits of the people of the North Shore. 

Exhibition Dates: July 3 – August 28

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Spring 2021 - Primavera - from the Italian - "in the style of springtime."  In “Primavera” Salem Arts Association invited the community to share work in all mediums around the themes of the spring season, fresh starts, healing and any other interpretation applicable to this theme.  

Virtual Tour

Spring 2021 - Image / Imagination is an exhibit that considers the way the artist imbues artwork with their personal statement.  All art can be viewed as an imaginative interpretation of the physical world.  Exhibited work includes but is not limited to surreal art, fantasy art, dystopic images, wearable apparel that serves as a costume or disguise and masks.  

Virtual Tour

June 2021  - An exhibit of artwork produced during the Drawn Together sessions. Every Tuesday night since 2016 Sue Grillo and Beki Ferrari have put together uniquely eclectic scenes featuring live models as inspiration for drawing. This is an exhibit of these drawings curated by Sue and Beki.

May 2021 - An exhibit of our Master Circle Artists showcasing the breadth and diversity of their work



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