John Andrews

Salem Arts Festival - June 1-3, 2018

John Andrews
Salem Arts Festival - June 1-3, 2018

Downtown Salem, various locations. Visit the official site for more information.

The Salem Arts Festival promotes the arts in downtown Salem through a collaborative festival for residents and visitors providing opportunities to highlight the existing artist community and encourage general community participation in the arts. The festival regularly draws over 5,000 visitors. The festival is looking for art and performance for the sophisticated art patron as well as for the art novice including interactive events for children. It will engage participants of diverse backgrounds and ages by reaching out to current art patrons, local students, and the community at large.

The 2018 Salem Arts Festival,  will celebrate the arts in all its forms: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theater, poetry, culinary, visual art and more. The 2018 festival will consist of a gallery of juried artists’ work in Old Town Hall, performance in an outdoor stage venue, indoor performances, a street fair, and opportunities for the community to actively participate in the arts.  Individuals are welcome to contribute at multiple venues and events.

The Salem Arts Festival is organized and planned by Salem Main Streets and many members of the community volunteering their time.  Salem Main Streets’ goal is the revitalization of downtown Salem as a vibrant, year-round, retail, dining and cultural destination through business recruitment, retention and the promotion of downtown Salem.  Salem Main Streets operates with the support of Mayor Driscoll, the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Destination Salem, and local financial institutions and real estate companies/developers.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Salem Arts Festival is offered free to all!  We rely on volunteers to bring this wonderful festival to the community.  If you are interested in helping with the organization of the 2016 Salem Arts Festival, contact Kylie Sullivan at kylie@salemmainstreets.org or (978)744-0004 x15.

Salem Arts Festival 2016

The Salem Arts Festival promotes the arts in downtown Salem through a collaborative festival for residents and visitors providing opportunities to highlight the existing artist community and encourage general community participation in the arts. The festival regularly draws over 5,000 visitors.