Open April 1st – June 30th

Hours

Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Thursday: 1pm–6pm
Friday – Saturday: 1pm–8pm
Sunday: Closed

Location

Old Town Hall
32 Derby Square, Salem, MA

Price

FREE! Entry, including to all events and exhibitions, is free of charge.

The City of Salem and CultureHouse have partnered to open a three-month-long community arts and culture pop-up hosted at Old Town Hall in Downtown Salem. CultureHouse Salem transforms the historic structure into a vibrant, connected, and accessible destination that supports local creatives. The short-term goal of this project is to activate this underused community resource and create a space for people to connect and engage with local artists and creatives. In the long term, this project serves as an incubator and testing site for future programming models for Old Town Hall. Learn more about Old Town Hall here.

Exhibitions

Apr 27

Psychomanteum

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 04

The Unmasking of Negro Election Day and the Black Vote

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 04

Blooming Truths Exhibition

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 04

Bit Bar Games

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 18

Orysya Rudnyk

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
Jun 01

Bit Bar Games

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square

Events

May 20

Flute Repertoire

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 21

Family Music

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 21

The Phoenix School Gnomes

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 21

Mini Movers Studio Dance Classes

Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970
May 26

Rebel Row

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 27

Robert Odell Acrylic Pour Workshop

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 28

Family Music

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
May 28

The Brightness

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
Jun 08

Salem Meet and Eat

CultureHouse Salem - 32 Derby Square
Jun 09

Mini Movers Studio Dance Classes

Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square, Salem, MA 01970
Jun 10

Matt Savage Jazz Piano

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
Jun 11

Book Group: Deliberate Evil

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
Jun 11

Specs of Spectacle Island

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
Jun 11

“Ideas, Not Theories” by Reynaliz Herrera

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square
Jun 17

Robert Odell Acrylic Pour Workshop

CultureHouse Salem at Old Town Hall - 32 Derby Square

Get engaged

A CultureHouse isn’t a CultureHouse without you, the community! This is a community-driven project so get involved by taking our survey, collaborating with us, or donating. Got any other ideas? Email us at salem@culturehouse.cc.

Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers from the community to supplement staff for the months of April, May, and June. Please fill out the form below to sign up!

Donate

CultureHouse Salem is free-to-enter because of support from people like you. Help support our work by giving a tax-deductible donation.

What’s happening?

Community meeting

On February 17th, 2022 we held a community meeting for the CultureHouse Salem project. During this meeting, we shared updates on the project and gathered community input as we kicked of the design phase of the project. View the meeting recording at the link below.

Where we’re at

After taking in feedback from community surveys, the community meeting, and in-person canvassing activities, we are now in the operation phase of the project. That means the pop-up is now open! We invite the community to experience the space and participate in events. During this time, we are collecting data and feedback to see whether the pop-up is meeting community wants and needs.

Advisory group

We are working closely with the CultureHouse Salem Advisory Group, a team comprised of local artists, residents, and activists, to bring CultureHouse Salem to life. They advise us on everything and work to ensure we met the needs of the community.

John Andrews

Owner, Creative Collective

Catherine Bertrand

Public Arts Commission

Carly Dwyer Nik

Art Director, Intramersive

Karen Gahagan

Director of Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Salem State University

Monieke McNeil

Salem Resident, Member of Salem United Inc

Linda Mullen

Owner, Grace & Diggs Designs

Jelivet Perez

Civic Engagement, Peabody Essex Museum

Rick Rawlins

Interior Designer and Salem Resident

Linda Ross Girard

Associate Chair, Senior Lecturer and Costume Designer, Tufts University

Kristina Stevick

Artistic Director, History Alive

Kylie Sullivan

Director, Salem Mainstreets

Doreen Wade

President, Salem United

Patricia Zaido

Co-Chair, Salem for All Ages Initiative

Contact

Want to get involved in the project? Email us at salem@culturehouse.cc.

Sign up for project updates

Partners

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