A creative space for fun and friends
Prisms Gallery and Studio is an inclusive and creative environment for arts, crafts, activities, and events that bring people together. We are part of the Nonprofit Organization PCL (Partnerships in Community Living) and believe in helping to make our community stronger by making sure that all people are represented.
(Prims Gallery at first official location in Reed Opera House 2012)
We pride ourselves in being a space where all types of creative ideas are welcomed and encouraged. It may make it harder to define what we do, but we've always been a square peg in a round hole and we don't plan on changing our shape.
During the Covid-19 Global Pandemic, we shifted our focus to offering virtual activities and workshops, handed out craft kits and had small shows and gatherings when we were able to.
(Paul and Anna at a sidewalk pop-up show in 2011)
In 2012 we opened our first Prisms Gallery in downtown Salem. In 2014 we opened a studio to go with the gallery, and in 2016 we founded the original Salem Art Walk. We have showcased hundreds of artists from all different backgrounds, hosted various events such as Movie Nights for the Blind, Salem Steampunk Ball, Bohemian Bashes, Art and Craft Supplies Swap, Open Mic Poetry Night, and list goes on.
(Craft workshop in our second location in 2018)