Welcome to the 2011 Salem Art Fair & Festival – July 15 – 17

Produced by the Salem Art Association (SAA) as its annual fundraiser, the Salem Art Fair & Festival highlights the work of more than 200 fine artists and craftspeople from across the U.S. and Canada. The Salem Art Association (SAA) is a non-profit corporation with an annual operating budget of one million dollars, with fifteen full or part-time employees. Although there are other sources of revenue, the primary fundraiser for SAA is the Salem Art Fair & Festival.

SAA is valuable to Salem and its surrounding communities because it:

  • Sponsors the Salem Art Fair & Festival.
  • Provides art instruction in regional schools (over 11,000 local children served annually) through its School Programs.
  • Provides the area with a High School Intern Program.
  • Provides an Artists’ Services Program for regional professional artists.
  • Operates the Bush House Museum and preserves Oregon pioneer culture and history through exhibits.
  • Provides exhibitions and programs in the galleries of the Bush Barn Art Center.
  • Participates in downtown initiatives through Project Space.
  • Provides a “voice at the table” on discussions about art and cultural issues in the city of Salem.

Other attractions include:

  • Live music and performances on two stages.
  • Hands-on art-making activities for kids.
  • Tours of the historic Bush House Museum.
  • Art exhibits at the Bush Barn Art Center.
  • Food fare and gourmet goodies in two food courts.
  • Northwest wines and micro brew beers in two wine and beer gardens.