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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. 

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 08, 2017
    • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    • 12 sessions
    • 87 Washington St., Salem, Massachusetts

    Salem Arts is happy to host our monthly Artists' Meet-Up at Opus Underground. 

    All are welcome! Artists and Art Lovers, Performers and Musicians, Poets and Writers, or however you define your creativity! Join us to mix and mingle with local creatives from across the North Shore. light appetizers are provided and great conversations and friendships to be made. 

    We'll meet up every second Wednesday of every month. 

    6:00 until 8:30 PM

    At Opus Underground

    87 Washington St., Salem, Massachusetts



    • Friday, February 24, 2017
    • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Salem Arts Association Galleries at 211 Bridge Street

    CALL FOR ART

    Salem Arts Association is excited to kick-off our 2017 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Lets show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  


    Submission Criteria: All current member artists may submit artwork in a variety of 2D & 3D media for the juror’s consideration. This Membership Showcase encourages artists to submit artwork of any subject matter, medium, style, or inspiration.

    Submission Fee: $5.00 per artwork; artists may submit up to five artworks.

    Awards: Our guest judge will be Doris Sung, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research, Peabody Essex Museum. She will select submissions for awards. 

    • 1st Prize: $100
    • 2nd Prize: $75
    • 3rd Prize: $50
    • Plus Honorable Mentions

    "Doris Sung is Assistant Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum. Prior to joining PEM in 2016, Sung was an adjunct professor of painting, drawing, and Chinese and East Asian art at York University, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Sung has worked in a number of artist-run centers in Toronto as programming committee member and exhibition coordinator. Sung earned her Ph.D. from the Graduate Program in Humanities at York University in 2016. She is also a visual artist and holds an MFA in visual arts. "


    IMPORTANT DATES:

    Drop Off Submissions:  Friday, February 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 25, 12;00 - 2:00 PM,  and Sunday, February 26, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

    Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    Exhibition Dates: March 4 - April 30, 2017

    MORE INFO>>>

    • Friday, February 24, 2017
    • Sunday, February 26, 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Salem Arts Association Galleries at 211 Bridge Street

    CALL FOR ART

    Salem Arts Association is excited to kick-off our 2017 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. All current Salem Arts members are invited to bring on your best work. Lets show the community what we have to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  

    Gallery Shop Information

    For our Grand Opening we also have a new Gallery Shop to present our member's retail items. Please help us stock the shop with your items for sale. No items should be priced above $200 to keep the shop affordable. 

    Our initial take in will be...

    • Friday, February 24 from 5-7 PM
    • Saturday, February 25 from 12-2 PM
    • Sunday, February 26 from 12-2 PM

    Call for Art will be happening every 60 days moving forward after our initial Shop setup to refresh the inventory and all Artists will be notified to bring in new artwork and to remove/replace any & all older artwork. 


    No artwork for the Gallery Shop should be priced at more than $200.00.

    All Artists are required to have a 1-2 page Artist Bio/Statement at the time of submission.

    ALL Artists who display are required to volunteer  3+ hours/month for the Salem Arts Association.  To find volunteer opportunities, please email volunteers@salemarts.org. Or visit our Gallery Volunteer page for more info. 

    Any artwork of over 60-day residence and not picked up/replaced by the Artist will be removed to an unsecured basement storage where it will be disposed after 14 days.


    Members may submit the following for the Gallery Shop:

    • 5 pcs. of framed artwork or wall hanging (20”x24” maximum size)**
    • 10 pcs. of  stand-alone jewelry, ceramic, pottery, glass, sculpture or wearables.
    • 15 pcs. of matted prints, cards, or publications.
    • Individual cards or boxes of cards will need their own display case and the Artist will need to discuss with the Gallery Shop Chair before leaving that artwork.*

    Inventory sheets will need to be filled out and updated when entering or removing artwork

    Gallery-Shop-Inventory-form-02172017.pdf

    Gallery-Shop-Inventory-form-02172017.doc

    (blank copies will also be available in the gallery.)


    Please bring a liberal supply of business cards. 


    **The Gallery Shop will make every attempt to give equal display to all artwork accepted. However, it is a juried decision on acceptable art and will also depend on space available.

    • Saturday, March 04, 2017
    • Sunday, April 30, 2017
    • 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970


    • Saturday, March 04, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Salem Arts at The Bridge at 211, 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA


    Salem Arts Association is excited to kick-off our 2017 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. 

    When: 5:00 to 8:00 PM on March 4th

    Where: 211 Bridge Street (Gallery entrance on Ash St.)

    The reception will offer a cross section of our talented artists. We will celebrate our Grand Opening with some very special guests including our Mayor, Kim Driscoll with a ribbon cutting at 6pm. Vermillion Strings of Greater Boston will also perform.  So mark your calendar because you don’t want to miss this!  


    Please support our sponsors, Cheese Shop of Salem, Notch Brewing, and M.S. Walker Wines.


    This will be quite an evening.


Past events

Monday, December 05, 2016 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party for Salem Arts Association
Sunday, November 27, 2016 Salem Arts Holiday Artists' Market at Salem Old Town Hall
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Holiday Artists' Market Registration - Deadline 11/12/16
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Tarot Card Collage Workshop with Monica Bodirsky
Thursday, October 06, 2016 "Parks In Space" with the "Lost In Space Chariot" - Join Salem Arts in the Salem Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday October 6th
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Art Critique Workshop with Elizabeth Sultzer
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Opening Reception: Impressions of Salem Inspired by “American Impressionist Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals” Salem Arts Associations’ 10th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition
Thursday, September 01, 2016 Art Drop Off for Impressions of Salem Inspired by “American Impressionist Childe Hassam and the Isle of Shoals” Salem Arts Associations’ 10th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training
Saturday, August 06, 2016 Art Reception: WORLD VIEW Photography Exhibition
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 Developing and Organizing your Photos Using Adobe Lightroom - with Ellen Garvey
Saturday, July 30, 2016 Art Drop Off for WORLD VIEW Photography Exhibition.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training
Saturday, June 25, 2016 Join Salem Arts in the North Shore Gay Pride Parade
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 GOLDEN Acrylics from A to Z
Sunday, June 12, 2016 Artists' Yard Sale
Friday, June 03, 2016 Salem Arts Festival June 3-5
Thursday, June 02, 2016 En Plein Air and Beyond Exhibit - 4th annual residency at the House of the Seven Gables
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 Gallery Volunteer Training - Wednesday June 1
Sunday, May 29, 2016 In the Garden: Open Air Painting at The House of the Seven Gables with Sue Grillo
Monday, May 23, 2016 En Plein Air and Beyond - 4th Annual Artists’ Residency at the House of the Seven Gables
Saturday, April 23, 2016 Gallery Artwork Take-In/Pick-Up
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Art Reception: Beyond Words Exhibit
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Pick up unaccepted art works - Beyond Words Submissions
Saturday, April 16, 2016 Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Artist Statement Workshop with Emma Thurgood
Sunday, April 10, 2016 Artwork Drop Off - Beyond Words: A Mixed Media Art Event
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Book-Play for Artists Workshop
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Portrait Drawing Workshop with Instructor Daniel Ferrin
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Salem Arts Mixed Media Member Mixer
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Artists At 7 Gables
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 Artists' Row Wrap Party
Sunday, May 06, 2012 SAA Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 15, 2011 The Salem Arts History Ball: Saturday October 15th 7-11pm
Thursday, June 09, 2011 Ditto Editions new owner to visit SAA
Saturday, October 16, 2010 The Salem Arts History Ball: Saturday October 16th 7-11pm
Friday, October 15, 2010 Magic & Music: Friday October 15th 7-11pm
Saturday, July 11, 2009 Alter-A-Tions Opening Reception
Saturday, June 27, 2009 House Concert with Marji Zintz and Julian Baptista
Saturday, June 27, 2009 "Important Things" Opening Reception at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Sunday, June 21, 2009 Holly Aloha Jaynes, Closing Reception
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 SALON NIGHT at Ditto Editions
Saturday, June 13, 2009 Large Scale Works - Reception
Friday, June 05, 2009 Wild Kingdom Reception
Wednesday, June 03, 2009 SAA Operations & Joint Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28, 2009 Opening Reception - GaGa Gallery - Swampscott
Saturday, May 16, 2009 Northshore Folk Festival
Monday, May 04, 2009 The Harvard Student Art Show
Friday, May 01, 2009 John Singer Sargent: Love at First (and Second) Sight!
Saturday, April 25, 2009 Experimental Pre- View
Saturday, April 18, 2009 Salem Jazz & Soul Festival Spring Gala
Thursday, April 16, 2009 The Bauhaus and Mass Culture Lecture
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 SALON NIGHT at Ditto Editions
Monday, April 13, 2009 Exhibition Night at the Phoenix School
Sunday, April 05, 2009 The Green Show - Artists' Reception
Saturday, April 04, 2009 Michiko Imai at The Little Gallery Under the Stairs
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Elise & Sara: Experimental Pre-View
Sunday, March 29, 2009 Dirty Water Reading Series: Cowgirls & Couplets
Saturday, March 28, 2009 SAA Lit Bop (part of the Salem Lit Fest)
Saturday, March 28, 2009 Quick Fiction - Afternoon Delight
Thursday, March 19, 2009 Jennifer Twigg at Beverly Cooperative Bank
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 March SALON NIGHT
Friday, March 13, 2009 Dancing with the Arts
Saturday, March 07, 2009 Gallery Talk for Balance: Mothers Who Create
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Salem Film Fest WRAP PARTY
Sunday, March 01, 2009 SAA Sponsored Film/Salem Film Fest: Archeology of Memory
Saturday, February 28, 2009 Lit Bop
Friday, February 20, 2009 Ga Ga Gallery reception: Suzanne Schireson (Exhibit continues through March 8)
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Salon Night at Ditto Editions
Saturday, February 14, 2009 Balance: Mothers Who Create
Saturday, February 07, 2009 Reception: People, Places & Things
Friday, February 06, 2009 Opening Reception, James Creighton Long, Jr., The Beebe Estate
Sunday, February 01, 2009 Basque Impressions Opening Reception
Sunday, February 01, 2009 People, Places and Things: Documenting Our Lives Through Art
Saturday, December 13, 2008 A3D Fundraiser: Hope for The Holidays - A Khaware Celebration
Friday, December 12, 2008 SAA Christmas/Holiday Party
Sunday, December 07, 2008 SUSAN BURGESS AT THE CLOISTER GALLERY
Saturday, November 29, 2008 Urban Landscapes - from Revere Beach to Tuscany and beyond...
Saturday, November 22, 2008 Salem Open Studios
Thursday, November 13, 2008 The Big Reveal - The SAA's First Annual Benefit Celebration
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 SAA Year End Culmination Show
Sunday, November 02, 2008 Drumming with MAMADOU at Saint Peter's Episcopal Church
Saturday, November 01, 2008 Destination Newburyport - Terry Slater Exhibit
Friday, October 31, 2008 MAMADOU at East India Square
Friday, October 24, 2008 MAMADOU Drum Workshop at Glen Urquhart School
Friday, October 24, 2008 MAMADOU at the Brown School
Friday, October 17, 2008 Sketch Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Haitian Art Exhibit at Kensington-Stobart
Friday, October 10, 2008 Terror Fantasies Halloween Art Exhibit 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008 Washington Square Studio - Charles Lang, Kathleen Ward, Wendy Snow-Lang
Thursday, October 02, 2008 John Patterson: A Halloween Valentine to Salem
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 BEth Ferris Art Exhibit - Starbucks in Marblehead
Friday, September 19, 2008 "Beyond and Within" Art Exhibit at New Civilitea
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Salon Night at Ditto Editions
Saturday, September 13, 2008 Lit Bop
Friday, September 12, 2008 The Pickelpot Presents: Artists Trading Cards Meeting
Friday, September 05, 2008 'Sense and Sensibility'
Friday, September 05, 2008 Thresholds at the Salem Arts Association Gallery
Thursday, September 04, 2008 Judy Metcalfe at The Washington Square Studio
Monday, August 25, 2008 Classical Maritime Paintings by Ray Crane
Sunday, August 10, 2008 Boston Horns with Barrence Whitfield
Saturday, August 09, 2008 Manami Morita
Saturday, August 09, 2008 PHAT MAXX
Saturday, August 09, 2008 FREEZE FRAME: Shake, Rattle and Roll
Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Jeannine Pelkey Exhibit
Saturday, August 02, 2008 The Art of Bellydance
Friday, August 01, 2008 Heidi Kepnes Exhibit at Front Street
Thursday, July 31, 2008 Elisa Nicolas at Gulu Gulu Cafe
Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Nonfiction Kickstart
Monday, July 28, 2008 Andrew Swaine "Famous Faces" at Washington Square Studio
Saturday, July 26, 2008 2008 Culture Fest
Friday, July 25, 2008 Machine 475
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 How to Write a Press Release
Saturday, July 19, 2008 Novelist Hanna Tinti
Saturday, July 19, 2008 REBEL SHAKESPEARE: A Celebration of Shakespeare in the Park
Saturday, July 19, 2008 Radio ScotVoid
Wednesday, July 16, 2008 "Recent Work in Encaustic" at Kensington-Stobart Gallery
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Presents LA TIMBISTICA
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Artists' Reception - Selections
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Paula Morin
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Mementos of Celebration
Saturday, July 12, 2008 Donna Albino - Paper Making Demonstration
Friday, July 11, 2008 Opening Reception - Mementos of Celebration
Friday, July 11, 2008 Meadows to Marines - Reception for Ron Harrison
Thursday, July 10, 2008 Dolly (Dolores) Reid Exhibit at Washington Square Studio
Saturday, July 05, 2008 Max Ex
Thursday, July 03, 2008 Selections - an exhibit of choices from selected members
Sunday, June 29, 2008 Let Beauty Awake - Classical Afternoon Recital and Garden Reception
Saturday, June 28, 2008 TOAST - A benefit for The Art Corner
Saturday, June 28, 2008 Casting Workshop with "Boston Legal" Director Bill Aydelott
Friday, June 27, 2008 The Best of the Playomatic: A Short Film Screening
Saturday, June 21, 2008 Sunset Ceili
Saturday, June 21, 2008 Member Stephanie Williams at Red Brick Open Studio
Friday, June 20, 2008 Charles Dickens: Public Passion
Thursday, June 19, 2008 Ditto Editions Spring SALON Night
Sunday, June 15, 2008 Moments of Play
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Derby Square Concert
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Opening Reception - Salem Sketches
Saturday, June 14, 2008 Small Works - Opening Reception
Friday, June 13, 2008 Artist Row Grand Opening Weekend
Monday, June 09, 2008 Elizabeth Benson - Paintings
Saturday, June 07, 2008 Visions and Revisions - New Gallery Grand Opening
Saturday, June 07, 2008 Salem Sketches: Studies from the Kiosk Project
Friday, June 06, 2008 "Small Works" Exhibit
Sunday, June 01, 2008 "Summer Days"
Friday, May 23, 2008 Inspired: A Converstaion with Nathaniel Hawthorne
Sunday, May 18, 2008 Sticks and Stones: The Sculptural Landscape
Saturday, May 17, 2008 "Dancing on Top of the Canvas"
Saturday, May 17, 2008 "Spring in Salem" Fasion Show
Saturday, May 17, 2008 Plant Sale on Common Hosted by Beautification Committee
Friday, May 16, 2008 The Big Show: A Staged Reading of a New Comedy
Friday, May 16, 2008 Images, Monologues & More - Live Performance Event
Thursday, May 15, 2008 Five Minute Student Film Fest
Thursday, May 15, 2008 Ditto Editions Salon Night for May
Saturday, May 10, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul - Second Saturday Concert Series
Saturday, May 10, 2008 Salem Arts Association and Barnes & Noble Bookfair
Friday, May 09, 2008 Carol Dearborn at Washington Square Gallery
Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Leighton O'Connor - Pics and Tips Talk
Sunday, May 04, 2008 Umanita Bloom Exhibit Reception
Saturday, May 03, 2008 "SALEM CLEAN SWEEPS"
Saturday, April 26, 2008 SAA Annual Meeting
Friday, April 25, 2008 "A Weekend in the City" Photographs by Jason Liu
Wednesday, April 23, 2008 Shakespeare Open Mic Night
Thursday, April 17, 2008 Salon Night at Ditto Editions - Marketing Fine Art Reproductions
Thursday, April 17, 2008 "Who Knew"
Sunday, April 13, 2008 Members Goncalves, Jones & Morin - B&W Photographs
Saturday, April 12, 2008 Salem Jazz and Soul Festival Fundraiser
Saturday, April 12, 2008 Marblehead Art Walk
Friday, April 11, 2008 Artist Member Stephanie Williams - Artist Reception
Friday, April 11, 2008 The Glass Half Empty - Salem Theatre Company
Sunday, April 06, 2008 Member Reception: Barbara Rafferty "9 Lives"
Friday, April 04, 2008 SAA Artist Reception - Brand Spankin' New
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Caffeine and Color
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 SAA Exhibit: Brand Spankin' New - New Art by Members of the SAA
Sunday, March 30, 2008 Lost and Found
Friday, March 28, 2008 Marblehead and Salem Arts Assoications Pot Luck Dinner
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Promoting Your Art
Thursday, March 20, 2008 Salem Theatre Co. presents Seneca's Oedipus
Saturday, March 15, 2008 Spring Fling and Earthly Delights
Thursday, March 13, 2008 Artist Reception: Visual Narratives, Visual Espressions
Monday, March 10, 2008 Movie Night: Vantage Point

Upcoming Events

Featured Events



Salem Arts Association is excited to kick-off our 2017 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. 

When: 5:00 to 8:00 PM on March 4th

Where: 211 Bridge Street (Gallery entrance on Ash St.)

The reception will offer a cross section of our talented artists. We will celebrate our Grand Opening with some very special guests including our Mayor, Kim Driscoll, for a ribbon cutting at 6pm. Vermillion Strings of Greater Boston will also perform.  So mark your calendar because you don’t want to miss this!  







Salem Arts Association events are partially funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We thank MCC for their support. 

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