We are excited to invite you to the Salem Arts Festival Gallery, an integral part of the Salem Arts Festival. This annual event, a collaboration between Salem Main Streets and Creative Collective, draws over 8,000 visitors, offering a vibrant platform for artists to showcase their talents.

Advance registration is now closed, but walk-ins are still accepted!

Jury Selection Process:

This year, artworks will be selected through an on-site jury process at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA. The selection will occur the weekend before the festival.

Art Drop-Off Schedule:
    • Friday, May 31: 5 pm to 8 pm (Downstairs at Old Town Hall)
    • Saturday, June 1: 9 am to 12 pm
  • Notification of Acceptance:

    • Saturday, June 1: Mid to late afternoon via email
  • Collection of Non-Selected Works:

    • Saturday, June 1: 4:30 pm to 6 pm
    • Sunday, June 2: 1 pm to 3 pm
Exhibition Dates:
  • Selected works will be displayed from June 7-9, 2024, during the festival.

  • Awards Announcement:

    • Friday night of the festival.
  • Collection of Exhibited Works:

    • Sunday, June 9: 5 pm to 7 pm at Old Town Hall
Submission Details:
  • Fee: $10 per piece, or $25 for 3 pieces. Cash or checks payable to Salem Main Streets. Fee waiver available for EBT cardholders.
  • Artwork Submission Limit: Up to 3 pieces per artist.
  • Sales Requirement: At least 2 pieces must be available for sale.
  • Sales Commission: The festival retains 20% of sales to support festival costs.
  • Post-Sale Display: Sold works remain in the gallery until the close of the show.