Join us for Arts Fest
June 2nd – June 4th!

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 in its ninth year, the festival boasts attendance numbers in the thousands and celebrates all the arts: painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theatre, poetry, culinary, and more!

See the 2017 Schedule!

About Arts Fest!
Festival Application
2017 Fashion Show Fundraiser
Get Directions

Community Art Project:
Tidal Shift

For the 4th year, we are organizing a community art project to be installed during the festival.
Find out more about Tidal Shift, this year’s project, and how YOU can be involved in creating a meaningful piece of community art!



The Salem Arts Festival is a project of Salem Main Streets – funded in part by the City of Salem, Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. The Salem Main Street Initiative is a preservation-based, volunteer driven strategy for commercial district revitalization. The Initiative is modeled on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Program. Main Streets works because it involves all interested stakeholders in the downtown and provides a comprehensive strategy of work, tailored to local needs and opportunities of the community.

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2017 Fashion Show Fundraiser Gallery

Check it out here!