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 need your support now more than ever.
Due to current restrictions we are unable to host events where most of our operating costs are collected. Please consider donations of any amount. In January, after 13-years, we moved into our new home in the Derby Street Historic District.
Your support ensures we thrive in our new galleries.
Salem Arts Association is proud to present Artoberfest.
This year, along with our annual Artoberfest Exhibition we will offer a free, day-long event featuring live music, performance art, food, and beer. This outdoor event will be held on the Salem Maritime Historic Site lawn next to Salem Arts Association. Bring a blanket, get comfy and enjoy a day of live entertainment.
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.
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.
SEPTEMBER 3 THROUGH NOVEMBER 6, 2021
Opening Reception Friday September 3 - 6 to 8 PMExhibit Info
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.
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?Click To Learn More
Shop Salem Arts Online
From Our Galleries to Your Home
We're proud to offer affordable, hand-crafted, and locally made creations from artists across the Boston Northshore region and available in our Salem Massachusetts historic location. Salem Arts offers a wide variety of artwork and crafts perfect for home decorating and memorable gifts.
If you can't visit the gallery in person we hope you'll enjoy browsing at our online shop.Shop Online
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.
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.