One of the hard parts about moving to a new city is finding out what activities there are to do. If you are into the art scene and are moving to a smaller city like Salem, Oregon that can be a bit harder sometimes.
One of the local options for people into the art scene is the Hallie Ford Museum of Art if actually a part of Willamette University. If you are looking to attend a lecture, exhibit, or generally be involved in the local art scene, Hallie Ford is one of the places you will want to consider.
For a list of current and upcoming exhibitions, click on the link.