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,…

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’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style 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,…

It’s Alive, Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum

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….

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…

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…

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…

From the Calendar

“XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions” Opening Day Festival

Visit the Peabody Essex Museum and journey through nature and activate the sense as you explore mathematical paradoxes, typographical illusions, and metaphors in motion in…

Behind the Canvas at the Phillips House

Enjoy a special tour highlighting the collection of international and American art at Phillips House. Learn about the family’s passion for collecting art and about…

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…

Creative Healing Circle

Join Rebecca Newman, MA, E-RYT, in creating a sacred space to empower each other and cultivate a sense of peace. We will explore numerous art…

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…

Faint of Art – Salem Art Association’s 11th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition

Local artists interpret concepts of fear, suspense, and horror. Inspired by the Peabody Essex Museum exhibition of classic horror and sci-fi art. Add to Itinerary

GLOW PEM/PM After Hours Party

Join us for cocktails, live music, and artsy socializing as we celebrate our new immersive exhibition: XYZY: A Journey in 4 Dimensions. Entire museum is…

Salem State University

Jon Sarkin Exhibition

Jon Sarkin is a self-taught contemporary American artist. The neurological effects of a stroke in 1989 led him to be a wildly prolific artist. This…

Make a Full Moon Woven Wall Hanging

Join us for a night of witchy fiber arts! No prior experience necessary! Whether you’re a long time fiber lover or have never touched yarn…

Metal Macabaret PEM/PM After Hours Party

Visit the Peabody Essex Museum for the Metal Macabaret PEM/PM After Hours Party. PEM partners with Salem Horror Fest for a night of special programming,…

Punto Urban Art Museum Tour

Tours will start on the hour, beginning at the North Shore Community Development Coalition offices at 96 Lafayette Street. Our vision is to create a…

Peabody Essex Museum

The Big Draw: Living Lines

Since 2000, more than 4 million people in 25 countries have taken part in this international celebration of drawing. From flip books to the big…

Wicked Wednesdays on Artists’ Row

For the month of October Artist’s Row is going Wicked! As part of the all new Wicked Wednesdays programming the makers in residence will be…

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