June-July

6-8 p.m.

June 14

Art Party

The Creative Arts Center

Planning is underway for another art party. Celebrate flag day! Topic and art leader are still being finalized, but you can bet your bippy it will be fun! Paint a picture and put your own special creative spin to it, then take it home to display prominently in your home or give away! This event for adults does NOT require any talent or previous experience, just a happy spirit and willingness to try. Reservations can be made by contacting the Salem Area Arts Council at 247-0279 and arranging to pay the $25 fee to reserve your spot. We will provide everything you need for the classes including the canvas, paint, brushes, aprons and easels. Bring your own personal style, your favorite bottle of wine or other beverage, and we do the rest.

7 p.m.

June 18

Salem Area Arts Council Meeting

The Creative Arts Center

Come and put your two cents in! Help us plan, develop, and coordinate arts activities for the Salem area. This is for people who like the arts (music, visual arts, fiber arts, film, theater, etc.!), not just artists!

6:30 p.m.

June 29

Salem Acoustic Community Jam

The Creative Arts Center

Musicians and listeners of all ages and talents and interest are invited. Bring your instrument and play along with the crew, or just come to listen and pat your feet! NO talent needed, just enthusiasm! Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, modern ballads, oldies—you name it, you will probably hear it! There is no cost but your time.

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

July 20

Taste of the Arts!

The Creative Arts Center

Have you ever wanted to try an art form, but just didn’t have the materials, guidance, or know even where to start? Welcome to an activity that will allow you to taste different art forms under the guidance of experts with no investment in materials. For $5 for each “station,” you will be able to dabble in several different art forms! We anticipate getting artists in woodworking, acrylics, quilting, figure drawing, straw weaving, knots, crocheting, jewelry, and maybe even photography! Who know what we will end up doing! Keep watching as details congeal.

7 p.m.

July 23

Salem Area Arts Council Meeting

The Creative Arts Center

Come and put your two cents in! Help us plan, develop, and coordinate arts activities for the Salem area. This is for people who like the arts (music, visual arts, fiber arts, film, theater, etc.!), not just artists!

6:30 p.m.

July 27

Salem Acoustic Community Jam

The Creative Arts Center

Musicians and listeners of all ages and talents and interest are invited. Bring your instrument and play along with the crew, or just come to listen and pat your feet! No talent needed, just enthusiasm! Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, modern ballads, oldies—you name it, you will probably hear it! There is no cost but your time.

We have some folks who have expressed an interest in being a part of a local theater group. If you are interested, please contact the Salem Area Arts Council at (573) 247-0279 or saac@embarqmail.com!

We need more help to keep the council active and alive. Come to an arts council meeting to voice your ideas about what we can offer to our community or text 573-247-0279 or e-mail saac@embarqmail.com with ideas.

Are you an artist just chomping at the bit to share your passion with others? We may be able to arrange for you to present a workshop or lead an art party! Contact us at (573) 247-0279.

The Ozark Natural and Cultural Resource Center (ONCRC) is located on 202 South Main Street/Highway 19 South 573-729-0029, and the Creative Arts Center (CAC) is behind the ONCRC, just south of the Farmers’ Market.