DIRECTIONS – Salem Arts Festival
The Salem Arts Festival will be held in several locations in downtown Salem, Massachusetts, including:
- Old Town Hall – Juried Art Gallery and Opening Reception
- Derby Square – Performances and Street Fair Vendors
- Artists’ Row – Performances and Creative Businesses
- Front Street – Art-making Activities and Retail Promotions
Start your visit at Old Town Hall, located at 32 Derby Square. VIEW MAP
- Festival information, schedules and maps will be available throughout the festival at the Main Gallery in Old Town Hall, around Derby Square, and at the Artists’ Row businesses.
- Friday night’s opening celebration and performances will take place at Old Town Hall.
- Saturday and Sunday’s performances are mostly located in Derby Square or along Artists’ Row.
- NOTE: Front Street will be pedestrian-only on Saturday and Sunday.
Salem is just 16 miles north of Boston on the Atlantic coast
The downtown area is accessible by car, train, bus and by the Salem ferry (seasonal). It takes approximately 45 minutes to travel between Boston and Salem by car or ferry and about 30 minutes by train.
|TRAIN & BUS
Train service is available on the Newburyport & Rockport Commuter Rail Lines from Boston’s North Station. Bus service is available from Boston’s Haymarket Square. For more information contact the MBTA at (800) 392-6100 or MBTA.com.
Ferry service from Boston is available on The Nathaniel Bowditch, a high-speed catamaran departing from Boston’s Central Wharf, near the New England Aquarium. In 2010, ferry service will be available from May – November. For more information, please visit salemferry.com.
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.