Learn & Play \\ Community Outreach


ArtLink, PEM’s youth and community partnership program, is a fully subsidized out-of-school learning program for youth in grades K-12.

Partnering with North Shore afterschool and youth program providers, the program offers a series of gallery and exhibition tours as well as related hands-on fine art projects. These out-of-school learning experiences typically last 90 minutes and are offered Tuesdays through Fridays from 3:30–5 pm. Visit content focuses on themes developed in partnership with the Youth Programs Coordinator and the community organization prior to the start of the school year. ArtLink boasts a growing list of community partners.

Contact youthprograms@pem.org for more information.

The Peabody Essex Museum’s youth programs extend well beyond the galleries. PEM’s role in both the greater Salem community and the global community at large continues to transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. PEM’s outreach programs celebrate the outstanding artistic and cultural creativity of our community members. Our programs explore artwork and culture in ways that increase student knowledge and relate to our visitors' lives.

ArtLink is made possible by: ArtLink is made possible by: The Calderwood Charitable Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, W. Bradford Ingalls Charitable Foundation, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Salem Five, Applied Materials, The Stobart Foundation and Wells Fargo Foundation.