September 12, 2023

Salem Arts Association announces our annual Artoberfest Exhibition

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Salem Arts Association is proud to present our annual exhibit exploring Salem’s history with Autumn, Halloween, Witchcraft, Occult, and the Spirit of the season. The resulting exhibit represents diverse interpretations of the theme and how, by bringing them together, we create a collective understanding of the themes. The 2023 Artoberfest Exhibition and Festival is almost here!

Visit our website for Artoberfest Exhibit Information

Opening Reception:  Friday, September 15, 6:00-8:00PM

(Free and Open to the Public)

Exhibition Dates: September 16 – November 11, 2023

Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

A bearded man wearing a white beanie and sunglasses.


Jenova 7, along with Laurel Driskill, will be performing original music at the Artoberfest reception.

Jenova 7 is nom de plume of Michael J. Sirois. His genres include trip-hop, downtempo & chillout. He was featured on DJ MarkFarina’s Mushroom Jazz 8. He is influenced by pioneering trip-hop artists of the early 90s such as DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, DJ Cam & Portishead. He releases with Cold Busted Records & Dusted Wax Kingdom. He is a member of trip-hop trio Wax Triptych (with Mononome and Mr. Moods).


Thank you to our Guest Juror, John Andrews.

John Andrews, the founder and managing director of Creative Collective, firmly believes in the transformative power of creativity. John is an expert at bridging divides while uniting diverse groups of people to work towards a common goal. John Andrews is a dynamic force for organizations and cities looking to enhance their performance and community engagement through creativity. His rich experience in the arts and interaction with business communities and city leaders give him a unique perspective on creative problem-solving.

We’d also like to thank the Peabody Essex Museum and Pampelmousse Salem for sponsoring this exhibition.

Exhibition Dates: September 16 – November 11, 2023

Salem Arts Association – 159 Derby Street, Salem MA

Gallery Hours are every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

This exhibition kicks off our Autumn season and includes our annual Artoberfest Art and Music Festival, to be held on Saturday, September 30, from 12-6 PM. We hope you’ll join us at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site for this full-day art and entertainment festival.

See our website for bands and activity details.

Salem Arts Association is a volunteer-operated 501 (c)(3) nonprofit arts organization in Salem’s Derby Street Historic District. Its efforts bring all forms of art to the community while integrating the community’s diversity into the skills. Since its establishment in 2007, Salem Arts Association has produced more than 500 exhibits, events, and workshops for Salem’s residents and visitors.