Help us 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.

Join us

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

Stop by, Call, or email us...

  • Gallery and Shop at The Bridge at 211: 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970 (enter on Ash St.)
  • Mail Address: PO Box 226, Salem, Ma 01970
  • Hours: 12:00 - 6:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays.   (and Monday Holidays)
  • Phone: 978-745-4850
  • Email: 

Special Winter Hours at Salem Arts 

We're closing for the winter to do some planning and renovation work. 

We will close December 11 and reopen on March 2, 2018. 

Please stay tuned for our upcoming 2018 schedule of events and exhibitions.  

2018 Fundraising Goal - Your Gift Makes a Difference!

Collected: $0.00
Goal: $10,000.00
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.

What Inspires an Artist?

March 2 through April 29, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday March 9 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “MUSE”. We invite Salem Art Association members to reveal what inspires them to be creative. We’re challenging artists to tell us what makes you tick, what made you become artists and what it is that keeps you going. Each image will include a statement about your inspiration and artistic development.


March 2 through April 1, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday March 9 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

The Salem Arts Association presents “Young at Art”, a showcase of artwork from local teenagers. All current Salem residents, Salem public, private, charter school students, and members of several Salem-based organizations between the ages of 13 -19 will bring on their best work in many diverse styles and artistic disciplines.


Paint landscapes: Push Limits, Take Risks, Have Fun

Deepen your relationship with artistic process - enjoy freedom, energy, irreverence and push limits, allowing discovery by interpreting the landscape through color, composition and mark-making. Enjoy an energized and nurturing environment to explore and enhance your creative intelligence. Bring your favorite landscape photo reference and supplies in the medium of your choice (oils, acrylics etc) to reframe how you see the world in a thoroughly contemporary way.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 10am -12:00 noon, or stay a little bit longer. 
This class will be presented by artist Patricia Burson. 



We're proud to announce a Call for Art for “Exhibition Exhibition”, an artistic exploration of personal expression through fashion and presentation that acts as accompaniment to, and possible inclusion in, the Salem Arts Festival’s Spring Fashion Show.  Salem Arts is accepting work in all media including but not limited to wearable art, assemblages, installations, and expressions about the fashion experience. Unconventional interpretations and media are encouraged.


Art Drop Off Sunday April 29, 5-8 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents “Go Away”. We invite Salem Art Association members to show us how they have been inspired by travel and transportation. In “Go Away”, it’s the journey not the destination. We’re inviting artists to take us on a journey that captures the experience and adventure of going away.

More Info >>>

Visit Us

Salem Arts Association's Galleries and Artisan Shop are located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem, MA. This facility provides the Salem Arts with excellent gallery exhibition space, a gallery shop, workshop area, and event facilities. This facility offers Salem Arts members, and the public, unprecedented exhibition and learning opportunities. Plus our home allows Salem Arts to take advantage of performance and event space available at “The Bridge” and better deliver 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.”  

Upcoming events

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, 2018 ... MORE INFO>>>

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Salem Arts Association is located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem Massachusetts.
Gallery Address: 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970 (Gallery Entrance on Ash Street)
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 PM (Monday Holidays and by appointment)
Mailing Address: PO BOX 226, SALEM MA 01970
Email us at | 978-745-4850

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