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…

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

2017 Fashion Show: Salem Arts Festival Fundraiser

Join Salem Main Streets during the fourth annual Salem Arts Festival Fashion Show Fundraiser for a night of local food, fashion, drink, dancing, and fun…

Bon Voyage! PEM/PM After Hours Party

Embark on a new adventure and help celebrate the Peabody Essex Museum’s latest exhibition Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style! Enjoy drinks on a deck…

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…

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…

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…

Fish Print Class: BYOF (Bring Your Own Fish)

Visit Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints on Pickering Wharf for a fish print class. This class is limited to 6 people and will be a more…

Fish Print Class: Cepahalopod Day

Visit Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints for a workshop during Cepahalopod Day! Class is limited to 6 guests and will be a more intimate version of…

Fish Print Class: Oysters

Visit Joe’s Fresh Fish Prints on Pickering Wharf for an oyster print class. This class is limited to 8 people and will be a more…

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…

High Life: A 1920’s Bash PEM/PM After Hours Party

Join the Peabody Essex Museum for a roaring ’20s bash featuring a live jazz band, swing dance performances, period cocktails, lawn games 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…

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

This event has been rescheduled for May 2, 2017. Tickets purchased for this event for the evening of March 30 will be honored on May…

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…

Symbols in Nature with Peter C. Stone

Join award-winning author, illustrator and plein air painter Peter C. Stone in an exploration of the moon and other elements in nature as symbols at…

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…

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