Salem Arts Festival Events


April 23rd & April 30th 2018

The Phoenix School

89 Margin Street - Salem MA

6:30 PM

BEE a part of the 10th annual Salem Arts Festival! Come join us on Monday nights to create upcycled bees for this year's festival! Feel free to BYOB (or BYO"Bee"?).

We are currently looking for community groups who want to participate in a workshop, and/or individuals who can come to one of our Monday night workshops! All ages and abilities are enthusiastically encouraged to contribute, no skill set required. Contact Kylie Sullivan at or Kate Babcock at to get involved.

Bee to Brick, this year's community art project, embraces the Salem Main Streets theme of "Live, Work, Play" by celebrating some of the hardest "working" bugs out there - pollinators!

Bee to Brick will install playful swarms of several hundred "bees" around the festival area, created entirely out of recycled plastic bottles and other reusable plastic pollution. New England pollinators are endangered by pollution and habitat depletion. Bee to Brick uses community art-making workshops and a community art installation above Front Street and Artists' Row to increase awareness of the critical role pollinators play in sustaining our ecosystem.

After the project, the bees will be transformed to “bricks” for the use of Phoenix School students for their “Bottle Brick Project.” Bee to Brick shows that we can think of the full life-cycle of our actions - from the waste we create to a temporary art project to a more permanent solution.



Tuesday May 29th

Flatbread Company Salem

311 Derby Street - Salem MA. 


Come support the Salem Arts Festival while enjoying some delicious pizza! A portion of the proceeds from every pizza sold will go to supporting the festival, helping to keep our beloved community festival free to the public and sustaining our artists. Eat in or take out - though we hope you'll stay and hang out with us. Rent a lane and play some candlepin at Flatbread's Derby Lanes while you're at it!

Salem Arts Festival performances

10th Anniversary Salem Arts Festival

June 1-2-3               


Derby Square, Old Town Hall, Artists' Row - Salem MA. 

Friday - 6PM-10PM

Saturday and Sunday - 10AM-6PM

Join us for our 10-year celebration! 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!

Looking to support the Festival as an individual? You can do that here at any amount?

Are you a business looking to sponsor, information can be found here:

Sponsored by
Peabody Essex Museum
The Scarlet Letter Press
Salem Cultural Council
The Cabot
The Lobster Shanty
The Salem Inn - MA
Bit Bar Salem
Hawthorne Hotel
State Representative Paul Tucker
Eastern Bank
YMCA of the North Shore
Salem, MA Rotary Club
Steve and Darcy Immerman
Congressman Seth Moulton/ Seth W. Moulton
Beyond Walls
The House of the Seven Gables
Larcom Theatre
Goodnight Fatty
Salem Five Bank