Peoples Choice voting for the 2021 Salem Arts Festival Mural slam is now open!


June 4th, 5th, and 6th

Art will heal us and help us recover from the challenges we have and continue to face. Arts and Culture are an integral part of day-to-day life in Salem and this annual festival has become a source of pride and revenue for hundreds of creative professionals and a major economic boost to the local community with over 6000 attendees annually. Through the COVID crisis the creative community has really stepped up to help us get through a lot of challenges and we want to find ways that we can support the creative community and contribute to the wellness of our City with the Festival as a platform and as an event.

Although the festival will be a little different than usual it will still celebrate and highlight the creative community.

Please follow us on social media @salemartsfestival
Tag us in your posts with #saf2021


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Emporium 32
The House of the Seven Gables
Steve and Darcy Immerman
Northey Street House
Moody's Home & Gifts
DeIulis Brothers Construction
Marblehead Bank
The Cabot
Salem Night Tour
Mass Cultural Council Festivals Grant
Lobster Shanty
Modern Millie
Jolie Tea
Coons Card and Gift Shop
Salem Cultural Council


What are you working on? We know that there are so many creative humans that have been staying active through the past year and we want to see what you have been working on! Tag us on social media @salemartsfestival and use the hashtag #artwillhappen

Salem Main Streets

Salem Arts Festival Highlight Photos

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.