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Here’s a glimpse into the art scene of our contributing members. We hope you find something of interest to expand your creative thinking. 🙂

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Art Chat – Sharing & Critiques

Art Chat is an AiA program for engaging the artist community. It offers an online/real-time way for artists to share ideas about their artistic techniques and individual progress as well as receiving and giving constructive critiques. Contributed by Jim Richards, Board Member 

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Art Exhibit: Salem Reads. One Book, One Community 2021

Salem Reads 2021

Contributed by Diane Trevett

All 18 openings to participate in the Salem Reads Call to Artists have now been filled. Thank you artists! We now look forward to the February Exhibition.

The Salem Public Library Foundation created and funds Salem Reads which is in its fifth season. This year, local artists were invited to read Walking with Peety by Eric O’Grey and create a piece of artwork in their medium that reflects their interpretation of the book. The exhibit will be displayed at the Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery, 444 Ferry St SE in downtown Salem, February 3–26, 2021.

A reception is currently scheduled to be held in person, mindful of social distancing guidelines with masks required, on February 3rd. The artwork will also be displayed on Elsinore Gallery’s website.

Salem Reads Website


Art Department, Inc.

Art Department, Inc. stocks a huge selection of art supplies for the student to the professional artist and offers classes and workshops. Visit them online and at 254 Commercial Street NE in downtown Salem. They have been a long-time supporter of AiA thru the sponsorship of awards and much more. Thank you Art Dept.

Visit the Art Department Website


Runaway Art & Craft Studio

Runaway Art & Craft Studio, 311 Commercial St NE, is a must-go-to for Salem’s creative spirits. They are a part of the creative downtown scene, offering supplies for and instruction in paper crafting, mixed media, memory arts, scrapbooking and related creative activities. AiA thanks Runaway for graciously displaying our boxes in their shop window during our Outside the Box annual fundraiser.

Visit Runaway’s Website 


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