Help us celebrate our 10 year anniversary!

June 1-3, 2018

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. Looking towards its 10th 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!

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2017 Salem Arts Festival Photos

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2018 Fashion Show Fundraiser

Tickets now available

Community Art Project:
Bee to Brick

For the 5th year, we organized a community art project that was installed during the festival.
Find out more about Bee to Brick, this year’s project.

Bee to Brick

The Salem Arts Festival is a joint project of Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective – Salem Main Streets is 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 Creative Collective connects creativity, community and commerce through a series of traditional and non-traditional marketing efforts, advocacy, events and resources.