2021 Sponsors

The City of Salem’s Public Art Commission and the Salem Arts Festival are teaming up to present the 6th annual SAF Mural Slam. This dynamic live painting event engages the public with creative producers and contributes to downtown Salem’s cultural vitality. The site for the 2021 SAF Mural Slam is Artists’ Row, a historic marketplace that has evolved into a vibrant corridor of galleries and public art at the heart of downtown, located at 24 New Derby Street. Selected SAF Mural Slam artists will have the opportunity to present their work alongside the skilled artisans of Artists’ Row and will benefit from exposure to Salem’s million+ annual tourists. (Live painting is subject to COVID regulations, in the event that we can not present this in person, we will allow the artists to create in more distanced private and/or public locations)

In the interest of visually enlivening this creative hub for residents and visitors alike, the City of Salem and Salem Arts Festival are inviting artists to contribute to making Artists’ Row and downtown Salem a destination for world-class, inspiring and engaging public art.
Deadline for applications is May 14th, 2021
Notification of selection will be sent by May 20, 2021
Salem Arts Festival Mural Slam will be June 5 & 6, 2021
Salem Arts Festival is a project of Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective.

2021 Application

2020 Artists currently on display.

Looking for other applications? You can find them all here.