Inspire. Be inspired.

Artists in Action is a diverse and inclusive group of emerging, mid-career and established visual artists who encourage those of all skill levels and mediums to come together to share their passion for art and their techniques with other members in Salem and the nearby communities of the Willamette Valley where we live. AiA hosts several signature events and calls to artists each year and participates in other events at the local level. We are a nonprofit organization that has successfully operated for two decades.

Among us are artists working in drawing and painting, sculpture, textiles and fabric arts, assemblage, ceramics, glass, photography, digital media and print making. You are invited to mingle with kindred spirits at our monthly meetings which feature club activities and art-centric topics to inspire creativity and educate as well as our art sharing & critiquing forum, Art Chat.

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April Meeting at Broadway Commons

Our room is booked! Artists in Action will be returning to in-person meetings beginning with the Tuesday, April 19th Monthly Member Meeting. 6:00 PM

Broadway Commons
Mexico Room (304)
1300 Broadway Street NE
Salem, Oregon

Spring Fling Art Exhibition Thru April 30

Spring Fling Art Exhibition

This year AiA called for engaging works of art that conceptualize either ‘Spring’ or ‘Fling’ (in any sense of the words) for our annual springtime event. The resulting Spring Fling art exhibition is held during April at Elsinore Fine Art Gallery, 444 Ferry St SE, in downtown Salem, Oregon. Opening night reception and awards ceremony coincided with Salem’s First Friday events.

Elsinore Fine Art Gallery Website

Spring Fling 2022 Gallery of Exhibited Art, Event Video & Awards

See the gallery of the exhibited art and watch the event video which features an  awards presentation by the event judge, Bonnie Hull. Also, see which amazing artists received awards.

Spring Fling Event Video, Award Winners & Gallery

Springtime Event / Spring Fling General Info

‘Outside the Box’ Annual Fundraiser

AiA’s Outside the Box Annual Fundraiser will be in the physical realm this year! Artists in Action will have a booth at Salem Art Fair & Festival, held in Salem’s Bush Pasture Park on July 15, 16 & 17, 2022.

Calling AiA and Local Artists: Please help us raise funds by creating/donating your inventive and quirky box creation(s) for auction. This event helps add to our coffers to keep the organization’s bills paid. We hope that going back to the park will be a good motivator for artists and bidders to return to this event. Thank you in advance. We’ll post details as they become available.

More About Outside the Box

Art Chat — Sharing & Critiques

AiA’s Art Chat sessions are a way for our artist community to connect and socialize online (via Zoom). We share our art and techniques, and it offers a forum for receiving and giving constructive feedback when desired. Everyone is welcome. Attend as many sessions as you like. We are now meeting once a month on the first Tuesday of each month.

More About Art Chat

Member Galleries

AiA’s Member Gallery Pages are great way to see our members’ artwork. Each artist’s on-line gallery showcases up to ten works of art, an artist statement and links to their site(s). We hope you enjoy browsing the galleries as much as we enjoy making the art.

Browse the Member Galleries

*Please note that a Member Gallery Page is an optional benefit for current members with the +Gallery level of membership.