From museums and shops, to the streets, themselves, you’ll find all sorts of art in Salem. What will you see?

Artists Row Salem MA

Artists’ Row

Artists’ Row, originally built as marketplace, has been transformed into artisan/maker/gallery spaces. During the Artists’ Row season (May-December) artisans give free demonstrations, workshops and interactive…

Atrium Cafe

Atrium Café at the Peabody Essex Museum

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-4:30pm and holiday Mondays. Admission is free to enjoy informal dining in the museum’s atrium. We offer great soups, salads, sandwiches, fabulous pastries,…

Blood Curdling, Hair Raising, Spine Chilling: The Horror and Sci-Fi Film Art Collection of Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett, best known as the famed guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters….

Discover Salem Passport

Discover Salem Passport

Use this combo pass to explore the House of the Seven Gables, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Witch Museum, and aboard the Salem Trolley…

Double Happiness: Celebration in Chinese Art

Come and experience the liveliness of a drinking party, the opulence of a royal wedding and poetic evocation of spring on a delicate dish. With…

Georgia O’Keefe: Living Modern Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

One of America’s most iconic artists of the 20th-century, O’Keeffe is best known for her desert landscapes, animal skulls and flower paintings. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living…

Importing Splendor: Luxuries from China

Explore PEM’s superlative Chinese export art collection — the most comprehensive and celebrated collection of its kind — through nearly 30 selected works, including furniture,…

Lady of Salem Public Art

Lady of Salem Maritime Public Art Celebration

Salem is “Looking Up”! Enjoy a community public art display of over twenty whimsically decorated ship’s figureheads adorning downtown Salem through a self-guided tour brochure…

Lunar Attraction Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

As Earth’s closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use…

MegaCity: India’s Culture of the Streets

In the early 20th century, Indian artists viewed the village as the true locus for India’s identity, distinct from that of the British colonial cities…

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence and social sophistication. As icons of modernity and aspirational…

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the nation’s fastest growing art museums. Features art and culture from New England and around the world, including…

Raven’s Many Gifts: Native Art of the Northwest Coast

Explore the living relationships among humans, animals, ancestors and supernatural beings through works of Native art from the Pacific Northwest Coast created during the past…

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

Examine the extremes of footwear through 200 pairs of shoes. The dazzling range, from a gilded leather and silk evening pump from the early 1900s,…

Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty

 Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves and flexes saplings into architectural sculptures that dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them. Over the last 30 years,…

The Merchant Hotel

The Merchant

An exquisite boutique hotel stay in the heart of Salem, The Merchant offers large, luxurious guest rooms with much of the original woodwork and the…

WOW® World of WearableArt TM Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum

For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and makers of all stripes…

From the Calendar

“Magical Blooms” Paint Night Event presented by P.U.I.

Come Laugh, Drink, and Paint with the North Shore’s highest rated paint and sip company, P.U.I. (Painting Under the Influence). No experience necessary just a…

10th Annual Salem Film Fest Gala

Kick-off event for the Tenth Annual Salem Film Fest. The Party starts off with a reception and finishes with live music and a dance party….

Peabody Essex Museum

A Day and Night of Music at the Peabody Essex Museum

Discover how movement and music can create and tell stories. Events are included with admission to the Peabody Essex Museum. MOVEMENT WORKSHOP: Phases and Phrases…

Christmas in Salem Preview Candlelit Tour

The Preview Candlelight Tour of Christmas in Salem will be available for advance ticket holders only and will feature selected homes. Christmas in Salem invites…

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

A spin-off of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, this razor-sharp satire takes a jab at race and real estate in a fictional Chicago…

Drink-n-Draw at Gulu-Gulu Cafe

This ain’t no paint & sip! Join Gulu-Gulu Cafe on Tuesday nights for a Drink-n-Draw night co-hosted by Salem Arts Center! The good folks at…

Exhibition: Paul Theriault

“Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always…

Gallery Talk with artist Paul Theriault

Paul Theriault’s work is inspired by water, light and gravity. He allows chance and error to drive the process of making the paintings, until the accumulation…

Lunar Landing 2.0: School Vacation Week at PEM

Investigate the science, technology and innovation driving lunar exploration. Immerse yourself in a portable planetarium, design a spacecraft, plan a lunar colony and much more!…

Marchstache at Gulu-Gulu Cafe

Visit Gulu-Gulu Cafe for Marchstache, a mustache celebration and contest. Emceed by DJ Panda. Contestants will compete in two categories: best natural mustache and best…

Oceania in Salem: Art and Culture of the Pacific Islands

Ages 5-12 Disney’s “Moana” introduces viewers to many aspects of ancient life in the Pacific Islands, from the demigod Maui and the many uses of…

Salem Arts Festival

For three days each June, this FREE family-friendly festival transforms downtown Salem, MA, into an opportunity for the arts community to showcase their talents.  Now…

Salem State Series featuring John Legend

Legend will perform some of his hit songs and speak about his social justice work. John Legend is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter whose work has…

Salem State University Art & Design Awards Exhibition

This annual exhibition highlights the exceptional talent and work of Salem State’s art + design students. The work on display will range from the applied…

Salem State University Art & Design Awards Exhibition

This annual exhibition highlights the exceptional talent and work of Salem State’s art + design students. The work on display will range from the applied…

Taste of the Gables

Join the House of the Seven Hables on Sunday, September 17 for The Gables’ annual fundraiser. Taste of The Gables 2017 takes full advantage of our region’s…

The Cosplay Affair

Presented by Creative Salem, the Hawthorne Hotel and Mr. Clever, come enjoy a night of dancing, music and costumes in one of the countries most…

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