July 16 – 18 2021
With much optimism, the Salem Art Association looked forward to holding an in-person Salem Art Fair & Festival for 2021. However, in the interest of keeping artists and community members safe, and because of the anticipated continued restrictions on large festival gatherings due to Covid-19, the 72nd annual Salem Art Fair & Festival will return as a virtual event for 2021.
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Salem Art Fair & Festival is an honored 72-year-old event is one of the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest and draws artists from around the country. The Salem Art Fair has an outstanding reputation among participants and visitors alike, attracting 35,000 attendees annually.
Visual Artist Booths
Featuring over 215 artists in diverse disciplines.
For children (and the young at heart) to use up their creative energy.
Featured exhibits and tours from Bush Barn Art Center.
A Community Stage with contributions from major Salem performers.
A video collection of featured artists demonstrating their craft.
Not only does this event support hundreds of artists, vendors, and community organizations …
it’s also a vital fundraiser for the Salem Art Association (SAA), a non-profit established in 1919. Admission prices and memorabilia purchases help fund SAA’s core programs: the Bush Barn Art Center, and Community Arts Education. SAA also operates the Bush House Museum on behalf of the City of Salem. Each year, SAA brings arts education to thousands of students in Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties; supports artists of all ages and experience levels through opportunities to create and showcase their work; connects the community to the arts through free-of-charge exhibitions and events; and provides and ever-expanding view into Salem’s heritage.
Thank you for supporting the arts by attending the Salem Art Fair & Festival!
As Salem Art Association celebrates the end of our first ever Virtual Art Fair, the Board of Directors wishes to take a moment to express our gratitude to our staff and leadership. The success of our Virtual Art Fair is a tribute to our organizational strength and our commitment to support art and artists in our community. Find out more.
71st Annual Salem Art Fair & Festival gone virtual. July 18 – 19, 2020. Click here to visit the archived event