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Come visit us this weekend. 


Shop and Gallery Hours:

     Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 6:00 PM 

     Gallery Receptions are Free and Open to the Public


Gallery Address: 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970

Phone: 978-745-4850


Email: info@salemarts.org

Join us

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 appreciate your contributions . 

Please consider a gift 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!

Your support ensures we thrive.

Current Exhibits


The Salem Arts Association artist community to explores our feelings of belonging and exclusion, consider our place in and around our community and what community means to us, and to express forms of acceptance or alienation in ways that truly embody their voices.

Reception: Friday, May 24, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 22, 2024

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A solo exhibition featuring the work of Erin Survilas. This artist has been developing her unique point of view from a young age and has become a recognized talent across the North Shore. This exhibit offers a collection of paintings created during her recent four-month excursion to Ireland. 

Artist Reception: Saturday, June 15, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 22, 2024

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The 2024 exhibition season is generously sponsored by the Peabody Essex Museum and The Michael and Ronne Cosel Foundation

Works En Plein Air at The House of the Seven Gables” 

Paint: Monday, May 13 - Tuesday, May 28, 2024, during regular business hours at the House of Seven Gables (10am-5pm daily).  

Reception: May 31 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at The House of the Seven Gables

12th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

We invite our members to set up on the grounds during the peak season of the Spring flowering at the Gables; to be inspired, and reflect that inspiration in their paintings. 

FREE - For Salem Arts Members Only, Painting Only!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED


Call for Art

Upcoming Calls for Art at Salem Arts Association. We have a great line up of exhibitions in 2024. See all Call for Art schedules here


Call for Art: Journey Into Self

Salem Arts Association asks our artist members to take a deep dive within, and to really explore our own inner world and express that in our chosen medium.  Let your art tell your story, perhaps even betray your secrets, let go of those things you’ve pushed down and held on to so tightly.  Art should be cathartic - let this be your permission slip to let go into that experience.

Eligibility:Salem Arts Association Artist Members.

Take In: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12:00-4:00 PM

Reception: Friday, June 28, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 29 – July 27, 2024
Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, July 28, 2024, 12:00-4:00 PM

Call for Art Details  

Call for Art: Written Word

Think of a word, any word.  Or think of many, many words.  Write it out, write it down, and create a piece in any medium around what you’ve written.  We invite our member artists to use your written word as your artistic muse for this exhibition.  Your submissions should be accompanied by your writingor by your writing having been visibly incorporated into your artwork.

Eligibility: Salem Arts Association Artist Members.

Take In: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12:00-4:00 PM

Reception: Friday, June 28, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM
Exhibition Dates: June 29 – July 27, 2024
Pick Up of Artwork: Sunday, July 28, 2024, 12:00-4:00 PM

Call for Art Details

Upcoming events


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.
Goal: $15,000.00
Collected: $1,986.01
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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? 

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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 sponsors and community partnerships.

Peabody Essex MuseumCreate Space DanversThe Michael and Ronne Cosel Foundation

Creative Collective, Mass Cultural Council, Local Cultural Councils, Salem Main Streets, and Destination Salem. 

      

        

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