AiA’s Events & Exhibitions

Springtime Art Exhibition

Each spring presents a fresh artistic challenge and April exhibit. AiA’s inaugural springtime call and exhibit was titled “Spring Reign.” Our second annual is titled “Spring Eternal.”

Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery in downtown Salem will be hosting the Spring Eternal art exhibition which runs Saturday, April 3 thru Friday, April 30, 2021.

Spring Eternal Call & Exhibition Info, Video & Award Winners

Paint the Town

Paint the Town/Write the Town is our popular, signature annual event. Over the summer, artists and writers create works en plein air that are interpretive of one or more scheduled, inspirational locations. A juried art exhibit is held in October at at Elsinore Gallery, downtown Salem.

Paint / Write the Town Info

Outside the Box

Artists are encouraged to think Outside the Box and create fantastically embellished, one-of-a-kind, quirky boxes for AiA’s annual fundraising auction. It’s typically held annually in the AiA booth during the Salem Art Fair & Festival in July. In 2021, as it was in 2020, the auction will be held online.

More on Outside the Box

Spinnaker Place

Spinnaker Place is a modern professional building in Salem. Its five floors are host to rotating artwork by members of Artists in Action.

About Spinnaker Place

Something Red

Something Red is AiA’s crown-jewel annual event. The call to artists goes out in October and asks for artwork that uses red as a focal point or primary color in the composition. In December, a juried art exhibition is held at Elsinore Gallery, downtown Salem.

More About Something Red

Aesthetic Adaptations at CCTV

CCTV (Capital Community Television) 575 Trade St SE, Salem, graciously hosts the Aesthetic Adaptations Art Show which exhibits the work of AiA artists in their public halls during November and December. This exhibition was not held in 2020, but we hope to resume it in the future.

CCTV Art Show Info