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Advocating for a Vibrant Downtown Salem

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SMSA

Salem Main Street Association

A team of passionate community members who love historic downtown Salem.

SMSA coordinates and implements the general marketing and promotion of downtown Salem through long-term visioning.

This is done via four committee groups who meet monthly to discuss, plan and execute their goals and objectives.

Goal
The Design committee's goal is to enhance downtown's visual appeal and connections to the riverfront through aesthetic-forward design while creating an inviting pedestrian environment reflecting Salem's unique assets. 

Potential Activities

  • Clean up vacant storefronts.
  • Public art
  • More greenery
  • Attractive garbage enclosures
  • Lighting
 

A VIBRANT DOWNTOWN

SMSA was excited to see two new murals added to historic downtown Salem over the summer of 2017. The vibrant street art breathes life into the streets, providing “visual engagement and opportunities for conversation.”.

 

FIRST WEDNESDAYS

Over the summer, the first Wednesday of every month, the downtown alleys are closed off for live music, vendors, yoga, and an all-around good time.

FIRST WEDNESDAYS

Over the summer, the first Wednesday of every month, the downtown alleys are closed off for live music, vendors, yoga, and an all-around good time.

 
 

GOSALEM365

SMSA’s roots grew from an organization that shares event information in downtown Salem. Stay up to date on the latest events by checking out the calendar on their website.