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 were held in the physical realm once again. Artists in Action had a booth at the fair which was 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 next year 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.