Paint & Write the Town

Summertime Painting & Writing en Plein Air; Exhibition in the Fall

Paint & Write the Town is our perennial and popular signature summertime event. Artists of all skill levels working in any medium meet to create art “en plein air” that’s interpretive of one or more of the scheduled locations in historic, scenic and downtown locations in the Salem area. Poets of the Mid-Valley Poetry Society and others may join in to write poetry inspired by the site. The event culminates in a juried exhibition in October.

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Paint & Write the Town Call to Artists 2022 has closed

Paint & Write the Town

The Paint & Write the Town 2022 painting season has completed. As usual, we used the platform to register and submit artwork. The resulting works from this summertime plein air event are on on display at Elsinore Framing and Gallery, 444 Ferry St. SE during October. 

Official Call to Artists for Paint & Write the Town  

Paint & Write the Town Event Timeline 

Paint & Write the Town Schedule

Call to Artists is now closed

The call to artists for the exhibition opened on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 11:00 pm.

Official Call to Artists for Paint & Write the Town

Timeline for Paint & Write the Town Exhibition

Schedule for Paint & Write the Town Exhibition

About the ArtCall Platform (Registration Site)

AiA manages its Calls to Artists using the ArtCall platform. is a distinctly separate site from the AiA website and requires registering for an ArtCall account to participate. You only need to register once; then simply log in for all future AiA calls. Please note, each “official” Call has its own unique web address (URL) which is your starting point to view the call details and participate. Using ArtCall provides an easy way for artists to pay the entry fee and submit images and descriptions of their art and provides AiA agents with an effective way to manage all aspects of the call including fee payments and jury process.