a poster for a salon show with the words art sale call for art.



Salon Show and Art Sale: Call for Art

by Essex Art Center



Salon Show and Art Sale: Call for Art

by Salon Show and Art Sale: Call for Art

Date & Time

May 15

- 31

8:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Essex Art Center
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Essex Art Center
56 Island Street
, MA
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About this Event

Artists, you’ve come to the right place!

Thank you for your interest in participating in Essex Art Center’s Third Annual Salon Show + Art Sale.

The Salon Show + Art Sale is a yearly exhibition that fills our walls with work by artists from Lawrence, the Merrimack Valley, and beyond. Each year, we celebrate the breadth of talent in our community, and all artwork is for sale!

This year’s show will take place July 15 – September 9, 2023. The opening reception will coincide with Fiesta en la calle, the Center’s yearly free block party, on Saturday, July 15.

We hope you will submit your best work! A good rule of thumb for choosing which piece(s) to offer is—if you’re excited about it, the jury and collectors likely will be too!

Proceeds from the sale of each work will be split 50/50 between the Center and the artist who sells their work. Each sale allows us to expand our programming, offer more discounts, and provide greater access to art! This year, as part of our 30th anniversary, we’re making plans to remodel our space and create more opportunities for artists in our community. You are welcome to donate more than 50% should you choose to.

Artwork will be shown throughout the entire first floor of the building. Last year, we had over 2,000 individuals come through the galleries in one day, so participating is a great way to have your artwork seen!