Past Events


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.



Salem Arts Association is excited to close our 2017 exhibition schedule with a showcase of our member artwork. Come see what your art community has to offer in all of our diverse styles and artistic disciplines.  

Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Exhibition Dates: November 3 – December 10, 2017


Salem Arts Association in collaboration with the City of Salem Public Art Commission and Salem Main Streets invites local artists and artisans to participate in this year’s Holiday Artists’ Market in the Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA.



"An Alien Adventure" with the "Lost In Space Chariot"

Join Salem Arts in the Salem Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday October 6th

That's Right, Salem's Haunted Happenings Grand Parade just got GRANDER!!! We hope many of our members, families, and friends will join our parade group. It's Free and open to all!

All Salem Arts members, friends, and families are cordially invited to join us in the 22nd Annual Salem Chamber of Commerce Haunted Happenings Grand Parade on Thursday, October 5, 2017.


Volunteer Appreciation Exhibition 
September 30 through October 29
Opening Reception Friday October 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM

Salem Arts Association Presents an exhibition to celebrate our top volunteers. Salem Arts Volunteers are the heart of what we do. We couldn’t exist without the countless hours it takes to operate the Salem Arts Association. This exhibition features our outstanding volunteers who have gone above and beyond.

“From The Hip” Photos of Life at Street Level

Opening Reception: Friday, August 4, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: August 4 – September 24, 2017

Salem Arts Association presents “From The Hip”, a Photography exhibition of images from the street. The streets are filled with stories. We’re challenging photographers to present the candid stories they find and capture at street level, showing us that moment of truth!


Artist Gallery Talk: Sunday July 9 3-4 pm. 

Artist Reception: Sunday July 9 4-6 PM

Exhibit: July 1 through 30 2017

Kevin Kusiolek – Perspective

“Perspective” is a solo exhibit by Kevin Kusiolek which he describes as “a visual diary of my experiences painted onto a surface”. The exhibit showcases oil paintings of the modern landscape capturing both Salem and Boston. The artist explains the exhibit as “I believe my work allows viewers a unique perspective through my artistic lens of a specific time and place. My compositions lean heavily on the architectural perspective in order to creative a dynamic angle or view. My body of work balances realism and abstraction which allows the viewer to “put the pieces together” and complete the painting as they feel fit. I feel as though my artistic approach evokes a sense of movement which is critical to the subject matter that I’m interested in. Cityscapes are fast faced environments filled with cars and people constantly moving to get to their desired destination. Nothing in the world is static and I attempt to capture that movement in my paintings”.

Kevin Kusiolek is a local artist working out of his studio in Salem, MA. Kevin earned is Bachelors Degree in Fine Art, Painting/ Drawing from Towson University in 2010. Kevin exhibits his work throughout the North Shore in local galleries as well as other private collections. Additional work can be found on the artists’ 

Kevin Kusiolek - Artist Talk

Artist Gallery Talk: Sunday July 9 3-4 pm. 

Artist Reception: Sunday July 9 4-6 PM

Kevin Kusiolek will be conducting a gallery talk for his solo show, Perspective. Kevin will discuss his work within the gallery and give insight to his approach and studio practice. The artist will also provide a “step-by-step” example of one of his paintings to demonstrate his painting process. There will also be time allotted for Q&A for Kevin to field any questions. 

NOT your Grandmother’s Sewing Circle!

July 1 through August 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Friday July 7 from 5-7 pm.

Salem Arts Association presents “Uncommon Threads”, an exhibition that redefines the use of fibers in art. Times have past on the quilting of old. In this exhibition we challenge the artists to discover new inspirations using fibers, fabrics, textiles of any kind, and inventive weaving.  

Fiber art refers to fine art whose material consists of natural or synthetic fiber and other components, such as fabric or yarn. It focuses on the materials and on the manual labor on the part of the artist as part of the works' significance, and prioritizes aesthetic value over utility.

Works In Plein Air at The House of The Seven Gables” 

5th Annual Artists’ Residency with Salem Arts Association Members

FREE - For Salem Arts Members Only

For the fifth year in a row The House of the Seven Gables will allow Salem Arts Association members on the grounds of their property to sketch, paint, photograph, write and do all things art related without the need to pay admission.

Reception:  Thursday June 1, 6-8PM at The House of the Seven Gables

Exhibition: June 2 - June 25 at the Salem Arts Gallery (The Bridge at 211)

“ReVISION” Looking at Old Things in New Ways!

Artists Reception: Friday May 5 from 5-8 PM

Exhibition Dates: May 5 through June 25

Salem Arts Association presents “ReVISION”, an exhibition that asks the artist and viewer to “look at old things in new ways”. How would you ReTHINK, ReDefine, or ReIMAGINE your world. How can we RePURPOSE, ReCYCLE, and ReUSE objects to be seen in a new way. We’re asking artists to push the limits and present work that challenges perceptions or presents a new way of seeing old things, places, and ideas.

Gallery Hours: 12:00 to 6:00 PM every Saturday and Sunday

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


Lit & Legit - Celebrating the Talent of Salem Teens

Art Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: May 5 through May 28

This exhibition features the artistic talents of several Salem youth organizations and schools including Salem High School, The Plummer Home, On-Point Program, NAGLY, and more. Come join us in celebrating our local youth and encourage our teen talent.

Where: "The Bridge at 211"

211 Bridge Street (Gallery entrance on Ash St.)


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Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 6:00 PM (Monday Holidays and by appointment)
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