Outside the Box AiA Annual Fundraiser

About Outside the Box

Artists in Action Members and Salem-area artists are encouraged to think ‘Outside the Box’ and create fantastic embellished boxes for a AiA’s annual fundraising auction. Its a festive showcase of creativity, held during the Salem Art Fair & Festival in July.

One-of-a-kind, weird and quirky boxes are what the public has come to expect and appreciate at this event. Mediums and techniques have included painting, carved wood, assemblages, metalwork, fiber arts, glass, tile mosaics, ceramics and more. Artists graciously donate their box creations and sale proceeds from an auction directly support AiA to help our organization and artist community.

Salem Art Association and Artists in Action took their events online in 2020-21. This year both the Salem Art Fair & Festival and AiA’s Outside the Box Annual Fundraiser will be in the physical realm once again. Artists in Action will have a booth at the fair which will be held in Salem’s Bush Pasture Park on July 15, 16 & 17, 2022.


Outside the Box Call to Artists

Calling AiA and Local Artists: Please help us raise funds by creating/donating your inventive and quirky box creation(s) for auction. For info about the boxes, tap the Call to Artists link below. We’ll post more details here as they become available.

Outside the Box | Call to Artists

Visit the Salem Art Fair Website


Outside the Box Galleries

2021 Outside the Box Gallery

2020 Outside the Box Gallery

2019 Outside the Box Gallery