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The 2018 Salem Arts Festival, running from Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, will celebrate the arts in all its forms: painting, photography, sculpture, installation, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theater, poetry, culinary, visual art, and more. The 2018 festival will consist of a gallery of juried artists’ work in Old Town Hall, performance in an outdoor stage venue, indoor performances, a street fair, and opportunities for the community to actively participate in the arts. Individuals are welcome to contribute at multiple venues and events.

The Salem Arts Festival is organized and planned by Salem Main Streets, Creative Collective, and many members of the community volunteering their time.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Salem Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Salem Arts Festival is offered free to all! The festival relies on volunteers to bring this wonderful festival to the community. If you are interested in helping with the organization of the Salem Arts Festival, contact Kylie Sullivan at or (978) 744-0004 x115.


The SAF Organizing Committee:

John Andrews, Creative Collective

Kate Babcock, Hunter Creative Labs

Jim Bostick, Salem Arts Association

Megan Donoghue, Extreme History Project

Karen Gahagan, Salem State University

Robyn Giannopolo, Creative Collective

Deborah Greel, City of Salem

Nicole Heena, Salem YMCA

Leslie Levesque, The Phoenix School

Betsy Miller, Salem State University

Jeanette Mitton-Coleman, Ember Eye Photography

Linda Mullen, Grace & Diggs

Claudia Paraschiv, Salem Public Space Project

Karen Scalia, Salem Food Tours

Kylie Sullivan, Salem Main Streets

Doneeca Thurston, Peabody Essex Museum


With support from:

Andrew Buonfiglio, OctoCog

Tia Cole, Creative Collective

Kate Ferris, Salem Jazz & Soul Festival

Kate Fox and Stacia Cooper, Destination Salem

Kevin Levesque, Berklee College of Music

Joey Nicotera, Retonica

Christopher Wilson, SkewSound

Mikki Wilson