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Salem's Art Association
 
The Salem Art Association (SAA) is a nonprofit, cultural organization dedicated to art education, art appreciation and historic preservation in Salem and the surrounding communities.

Bush House Museum
Founded in 1919, SAA has grown to become one of the largest community arts organizations in Oregon. SAA is responsible for the operation of Bush House Museum, the Bush Barn Art Center, both in historic Bush's Pasture Park and the Marjorie T. Sherman Visual ARTS Center, a nearby classroom facility. SAA is a multi-faceted organization with a wide range of art education programs.

Bush Barn Art Center
A gallery in a barn! The Salem Art Association is behind this creative use of a building once home to the Bush family's farm equipment! The Bush Barn Art Center in Salem, Oregon, is a renovated, city-owned, historic building now housing three contemporary exhibition galleries upstairs, and a sales and rental gallery, gift shop, and featured artist gallery, downstairs. Also located in the Bush Barn Art Center are Salem Art Association's Administrative offices, including the Arts in Education Command Center. It is located just opposite the Bush House Museum in lovely Bush's Pasture Park.

Marjorie T. Sherman Visual ARTS Center
Release your creative energy at the Visual ARTS Center in Salem, an exciting mecca for fine arts education located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Dedicated to promoting educational opportunities for all ages, the Visual ARTS Center offers classes in ceramics including wheelthrowing, handbuilding and sculpture as well as 2-dimensional art classes with a focus on painting in oils and acrylics, drawing, mixed media, crafts and more. The Visual ARTS Center programs reflect Salem Art Association’s mission to use the visual arts to create lifelong learning opportunities and build a sense of community.

Located just a few blocks away from Salem Art Association’s home in Bush’s Pasture Park, the Visual ARTS Center is easy to find at the corner of 12th and Cross Streets in southeast Salem.

Art Fair
SAA's efforts to reach all segments of the community are especially evident in the Salem Art Fair & Festival, the organization's major annual fundraiser. The July event includes a 200-booth Artist Marketplace, a diverse range of performing arts including music on two stages, hands-on arts activities for adults and children, multicultural artist demonstrations, information booths for regional
arts organizations and food booths. The Art Fair, which attracts over 110,000 visitors annually, has been Salem's most important community event for over 50 years.

 

 
Art Association Bush Barn
Salem Art Associations' Bush Barn Art Center
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Salem Art Association Arts Center

Marjorie T. Sherman Visual ARTS Center
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Boy with art at art fair
Boy displaying art at Salem Art Fair
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