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.

Spring Eternal General Info

Official Spring Eternal Call to Artists & Registration


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 2020 the auction was 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