Join us in our mission to 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.

Contact Us

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  • Our Gallery is currently closed for winter break and will reopen in April 2020
  • Gallery Address: 159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970
  • Phone: 978-745-4850
  • Email: info@salemarts.org 

2020 Fundraising Goal - Your Gift Makes a Difference!

Collected: $300.00
Goal: $10,000.00
3%
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.


Upcoming events

Coming Soon to Derby Street - Our New Gallery!

Our new home will be at 159 Derby Street – a wonderful location and loaded with historic charm. Right next to the Salem Maritime Historic Site. Just down the street from the House of the Seven Gables. Our new neighborhood also shares popular restaurants, shops, Pickering Wharf, and nearby Blaney Pier with the Salem Ferry and cruise ship docks. 

This property is owned by Attorney turned Artist Paul Nathan. Paul is a retired lawyer and working artist who had converted his former law offices, two years ago, to a gallery to show and sell his work. You can imagine the challenges of maintaining a single person gallery, so Paul was thinking about what might be next. What’s next is that Salem Arts will move into the space, taking over most of the first and second floors with Paul maintaining a room as his own gallery.

The property’s 300-year history has housed shipwrights, a prestigious paper-stamping operation, and several other businesses and tenants. We’re very proud to become the latest stewards of 159 Derby Street. 

This change gives Salem Arts Association the opportunity for an exciting, vibrant, energetic renewal, putting us in wonderful shape for the future.


Paul Nathan's Message to All of You

“I purchased this building in 1987. Around 2012 I began ‘pivoting’ from lawyer to artist. It is a wonderful building. It has historic charm. It sits on the corner of an absolute gem of a public park. The Custom House, the Friendship, the wharf, pedestrians. I can go on and on. 

People smile when they walk in. The building just feels good. I would like to continue enjoying it as long as I can. But there is NO REASON I cannot share that pleasure. And in walks Jim Bostick and my new friends on the board of Salem Arts Association. 

I look forward and welcome you all.

So let’s get a ‘wiggle on it.’

Let’s make the building a wonderful destination. 

Let’s have fun.”



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, 2020 ... MORE INFO>>>

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