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Saturday October 2 • 12 - 6 PM

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. 

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We've got a great lineup of amazing performers. Check it out!

  • "Gatto" Belly Dance Troupe will perform
  • Live Painting by "Grimdrops" and Erin Survilas
  • Drawn Together - live models, bring your sketch books! Basic drawing materials will also be provided for anyone who wishes to get creative. 

North of Trouble

North of Trouble is a generational soul, funk, and blues cover band performing songs people know and love. North of Trouble covers songs from Stevie Wonder to Bill Withers to Otis Redding, and many more!




Sarah Blacker Trio

Sarah Blacker is a one-of-a kind performer who's music is described as "gorgeous, evocative and eerie," and while she is regularly compared to Joni Mitchell with her stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks vocals and unique harmonic twists, she arrives with a side of Classic rock n'roll.  




DubTone All-Stars

Traditional Jamaican Ska, Rocksteady, Dirty Reggae, and Soul Fusion: This group will put the beat in your feet! Featuring some of the North Shore’s best horn and rhythm players!



Local 148

Not your average jam band! Local 148 has created a sound best know from Salem's legendary Blues Jams. The band features the Northshore's best and most promising talent. 


Beer and Food

Bring your thirst and appetite!

We're excited to include the Notch Brewing Beer Garden and the Salem Gnu Kitchen Food Court. 

Our Sponsors


This program is supported in part by a grant from the Peabody Cultural Council, Beverly Cultural Council, Lynn Cultural Council, and Swampscott Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

You can help! we're looking for event sponsorships from businesses and individuals. More Info Here.

Artoberfest Exhibition

Salem Arts Association members and community of artists explore Salem’s history with autumn, halloween, witchcraft, and the spirit of the season.  The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of it.

Opening Reception: Friday September 3 from 6-8 PM

On display September 3 through Saturday November 8, 2020

Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 12-6 pm

See the Exhibit Online



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