SHETLAND GALLERY ART OPENING. Friday, Nov. 9, 4 to 6 p.m., Shetland Park, Building One atrium, Congress Street, Salem. Four-story atrium is transformed into a gallery for “Water Visions, a Group Show,” featuring works by artists Christopher Pendergast, Laurie Simko, Jenny Chava Hudson and Andy Montone. Exhibit on view through Jan. 3. 508-932-0865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SALEM ARTISTS EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Friday, Nov. 9, 6 to 8 p.m., Kensington-Stobart Gallery, Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Artist reception for exhibit of works by Salem artists who are connected by neighborhood affiliation, personal relationships or both. On view through Sunday, Dec. 2. Free. 978-825-0022.
“NEW ENGLAND SCENES” EXHIBIT. Opening reception Sunday, Nov. 11, noon to 2 p.m., Stetson Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St. Artist, teacher and author Sheila Farren Billings of Salem will exhibit a selection of her work. 781-639-1215 or email@example.com.
SENIOR THESIS EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 to 8 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. Reception for “Washed Up,” Montserrat’s senior thesis exhibit featuring Brienne Allan, Brian Galderisi, Kelly Mahoney, Liz Sultzer, Kristen Avitabile and Dante Li. On view through Nov. 16. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-867-9604 or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
Fairs and festivals
ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR. Friday, Nov. 9, 5 to 9 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St., Danvers. “Holiday-Arts-A-Glow” features original work by Danvers Art Association members. Fair includes jewelry, folk and fine art, hand-painted pieces, welcome signs, original paintings, framed photography, decorative items, handcrafted knit goods, ornaments, seasonal foods, ongoing children’s workshop, and raffles. Free admission. www.danversart.org.
A FAIR FOR ALL SEASONS. Friday, Nov. 9, 6 to 9 p.m., St. Adelaide’s Church, 708 Lowell St., Peabody. Hand-knit items, gift baskets, jewelry, holiday boutique, raffles, food, baked goods, children’s activities and more. 978-535-2314 or email@example.com.
HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA. Saturday, Nov. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 24 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Event includes jewelry, gift items, holiday and ceramic items, baked goods, children’s items, silent auction, raffles, lottery tree, grandma’s and grandpa’s attic, luncheon, snacks, and more.