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” and the Call to Artists is on! Members and non-member artists are welcome to participate.
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.
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 2020 the auction was held online.
Spinnaker Place is a modern professional building in Salem. Its five floors are host to rotating artwork by members of Artists in Action.
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.
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.