AiA’s Events & Exhibitions


Paint & Write the Town

Paint & Write the Town is a hugely popular annual event. Over the summer, artists and writers create works en plein air that are interpretive of one or more scheduled, inspirational locations followed by a juried art exhibit in October.

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 which is held concurrently with the Salem Art Fair & Festival in July. Bidding on these unique works supports our artist community.

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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.

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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 was titled “Spring Eternal.” Elsinore Framing & Fine Art Gallery in downtown Salem hosts the annual exhibition.

Spring Eternal Call & Exhibition


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


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