(Typically) July, Salem Art Fair & Festival in Bush Pasture Park

Please note: The 2020 Salem Art Fair has been canceled due to public health concerns. But the Outside the Box creativity goes on… more on that below.

Artists are encouraged to think ‘Outside the Box’ and create fantastic embellished boxes for silent auction at the AiA booth during this annual art fair. It’s a festive showcase for members’ creativity and a great venue for community networking. One-of-a-kind, weird and quirky boxes are what the public has come to expect and appreciate at this event. Unusual mediums and techniques include, but are not limited to, carved wood, assemblages, metalwork, fiber arts, glass / tile / ceramics and paint. All proceeds directly support our organization.


Outside the Box is Still a GO for 2020!

While you’re inside your box, make something for Outside the Box. It’s unfortunate that July’s Salem Arts Festival was cancelled so we won’t be in our usual booth, but that won’t stop us from making awesomely creative boxes for our most popular fundraiser and AiA tradition. We’re making plans to re-envision it for 2020, starting online, then enjoying an exhibition and auction when the distancing is all over. Need inspiration? Visit last year’s Outside the Box gallery then get creating your box(es) to donate. It’s so much fun to see what everyone comes up with.


2019 Outside the Box Gallery