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Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2021 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2021 (Castlegar, BC) – Call For Artists

Castlegar Sculpturewalk announces a call for artists for their 2021 year-round outdoor sculpture exhibition located in Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada. Locals and tourists do the walking sculpture tour and cast their vote for their favourite between May and October. The winning sculpture is purchased by the City of Castlegar. Castlegar Sculpturewalk is the Sculpture Capital of Canada ™ – it all began here!

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Deadline: 31 Oct 2020

2020 submissions had a range of materials, subject matter, and interpretations covering the spectrum from classical cast bronze statues to abstract works that invited personal interpretation through the interplay of LED lighting, stained glass, living organics, and recycled and found objects.

Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2021 Artist Benefits

Prizes:

  • Up to $15,000 sculpture purchase for People’s Choice winner
  • Additional $7,000 in cash awards
  • $500 Artist Honorarium

Sales and Leases:

  • 49 Sculptures Sold since 2010
  • 59 Sculptures Leased in the last 2 years
  • Regional partnerships (Creston, Kaslo, Nakusp, Nelson, Penticton, Revelstoke, and Rossland) mean your sculpture has a much greater chance of a sale or a lease. Castlegar Sculpturewalk does the work for you!

Artist Perks:

  • Opening weekend accommodation
  • Dinner for you and a guest at Awards Gala
  • Magnet featuring your sculpture
  • T-shirt

Castlegar Sculpturewalk has been able to continue our program successfully throughout the pandemic due to the exhibition being outdoors.

About Castlegar Sculpturewalk

Beginning in 2010, Castlegar Sculpturewalk created an international buzz, establishing the program as one of the premiere arts events in Canada. The support and vision of the City of Castlegar, local businesses, and the community made this happen. Many years of hard work and success led to Castlegar’s international recognition as The Sculpture Capital of Canada TM.

For more information, contact info@castlegarsculpturewallk.com.

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SoloS – Fall 2020 (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

SoloS – Fall 2020 (Online Art Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Biafarin invites you to submit your artworks for the SoloS online exhibition opportunity. Get a smart solo online exhibition with international visitors and media coverage. SoloS offers 100 full-featured smart online solo exhibitions combined with online sales, artist promotion, and marketing materials such as stylish catalogue, poster, and badges.

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Deadline: 30 Sept 2020

The main difference between an ordinary venue-based solo exhibition and the smart online exhibition offered by SoloS is that Biafarin provides a full package exhibition at a fee along with insights and statistics.

  • 100 Solo Exhibitions: 100 artists will showcase their artworks in 100 online solo exhibition for 1 month.
  • Group Exhibition: Artworks with highest popularity and engagement rank in each solo exhibition will be presented in an online group exhibition for one month during 2021.
  • Biafarin Awards: Biafarin Blue artist development package will be delivered to 3 artists with the highest overall rank (the number of views, comments).
  • Exhibition Catalogue:  A stylish colorful catalogue will be prepared and digitally published for each solo exhibition.
  • Exhibition Badges: A series of shareable artwork badges for each solo exhibition will be sent to each artist to boost the exhibition visibility and awareness in social media.
  • Reviews: All exhibition visitors can submit their reviews and ratings of the exhibition and each artwork online.
  • Exhibition Promotion: A promotion program including press release, catalogue circulation, and social media presentation.
  • Reports, Analytics, and Insights: A report containing the number of views, reviews, artworks popularity, engagement rate of exhibition viewers, and sales statistics.
  • Forever Display: The selected artworks will remain in each online exhibition forever for display purpose only. The Buy button will be removed after the exhibition duration is finished.
  • Biafarin Certificate: A digital certificate will be issued for all participants and selected artists. Each artist can print the digital certificate from Biafarin platform, after the submission is complete.

About Biafarin

Biafarin is a Canadian Artist Management company with a network of artists in 70+ countries. As an art technology company, the online platform empower artists to present, promote, and sell their art worldwide.

For more information, contact opportunities@biafarin.com.

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Women Artists Making Their Mark (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Women Artists Making Their Mark (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts announces an international call for artists for the 12th annual Women Artists Making Their Mark exhibition. The O’Hanlon Center is committed to bringing more gender equity to the world of art. Artists who identify as female are encouraged to submit.

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Deadline: 21 Aug 2020

This show is dedicated in honor of the pioneer women artists who paved the way. To name a few: Artemisia Gentileschi 1593 – c. 1656), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749–1803), Harriet Powers (1839–1910), Augusta Savage (1892-1962), Lee Krasner (1908-1984), Louise Bourgeois (1911- 2010), and Yayoi Kusama (1929 – present).

Women Artists Making Their Mark Jurors: Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray, owners and curators of one of the most prestigious galleries on the west coast, Seager Gray Gallery.

This show will be online on the O’Hanlon Center website and viewed at the live Zoomed Artist round table where the jurors and artists can talk about the work. This will be recorded and promoted after the event through the O’Hanlon website and social media. The show will be promoted with the San Francisco Bay Area Media and have adjunct events related to Women in the arts for the month of September.

About O’Hanlon Center for the Arts

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts is a community-focused nonprofit art center located on two acres at the base of Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais. The Center is known in the San Francisco Bay Area as a progressive and experiential art center. From a rich history to a beautiful setting, O’Hanlon Center has much in common with other California artists’ colonies founded in the early and mid 20th century.

O’Hanlon Center for the Arts provides an environment and spaces where creativity and community can develop, expand, and flourish. Due to the current pandemic all shows and classes have gone online and facilities, including the gallery, are being used as artists studios.

For more information, contact office@ohanloncenter.org.

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The Babel Masks (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Babel Masks (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

The Librarian of Babel has announced a virtual exhibition of original artist’s masks, The Babel Masks. The mask must perform the normal function of a medical mask – to cover and protect the nose and mouth to prevent or minimize droplets from escaping or entering. It must be physically wearable in such a way that it can perform this essential function. After meeting this requirement, the mask may be of any design, shape, or size, of any medium or media.

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Deadline: 19 Sept 2020

Submission guidelines: Submit three JPG images of one original mask of your own design and creation which envisions the mask as a statement of fashion, ceremonial use, or everyday apparel in the year 2120.

There is no fee to submit or exhibit. Acceptance date is September 26th. This is an entirely virtual project due to COVID restrictions.

Since this is a virtual exhibition, there are no shipping, travel, insurance, or drop-off or pickup costs. This opportunity is open to artists anywhere. There is no age restriction or location limitation for applicants, nor any other restriction apart from the requirement to follow the brief, photograph your work well, and send it via internet to the exhibition as instructed by the prospectus, so the number of eligible artists is as comprehensive as it can be.

The exhibit will be online from October 2020 to May 2021.

The Babel Masks Artist Benefits

Your work will be seen and selected by respected curators and have visibility online as part of the project for six months. After that it will be permanently archived at the Librarian of Babel website. Each artist will be featured individually on social media outlets for one week. Your work, statement, and bio will be included in a color catalog, available as a print-on-demand book, ISBN marked and listed on several internet publishing outlets. Through the publisher, the book price will be deeply discounted for participating artists.

You will have the opportunity to share your work personally and meet a new coterie of artists via virtual live-streaming and live events. Your work will be archived at the Librarian of Babel website as part of an ongoing archive. You will retain all copyright and permission to your work.

About The Librarian of Babel

The Librarian of Babel is a virtual institution which seeks to gather, create, and collect work which speaks to the present moment in terms of the micro-histories of our culture, especially as they proliferate endlessly and rapidly in virtual space and time. Moments and histories that would be neglected in the traditional arc of historical study are of moment to the Librarian of Babel.

Created in 2015, the Librarian of Babel has hosted collaborative events in Boston and Toronto and has conducted research and created work in Montreal, Berlin, Boston, and New York.

For more information, contact babelmasks@librarianofbabel.com.

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Exhibizone – Summer 2020 (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Exhibizone – Summer 2020 (Online Exhibition) – Call For Artists

Biafarin announces a call for artists for Exhibizone – Summer 2020, inviting photographers and visual artists from around the world to submit their artworks for an online group exhibition and international art publication. Exhibizone – Summer 2020 is a new generation of smart online exhibitions by Biafarin, helping artists to effectively showcase their art online, get reviews from art lovers and collectors, and receive reports for number of visits.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

Selected artists for Exhibizone receive:

  • Group Exhibition: Up to 100 artworks will be chosen for this unique smart summer art exhibition and the exhibition will run from 15 August to 15 September 2020.
  • Artwork Sales: Selected artworks will be promoted to sell via online exhibition link and in up to 3 online art galleries worldwide for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Honorable Mention Awards: 10 most popular artworks in the exhibitions will be recognized as Honorable Mention and will receive an Honorable Mention award certificate.
  • Exhibition Catalogue: All selected artworks and artists will be published in a stylish colorful exhibition catalogue available online and in print (upon request). The catalogue will be promoted internationally and circulated and available to Millions of viewers in Amazon, iBooks, NOOK, etc.
  • Artwork Badges – Certificate: A digital badge for each artwork will be sent to each artist to share in social media.
  • Artwork Reviews: All exhibition visitors can submit their reviews and ratings of the exhibition and each artwork online. The reviews act as a bridge to visitors’ minds and hearts and will be sent to each selected artist for exhibition by email.
  • Exhibition Promotion: A promotion program including exhibition press release sent out, catalogue circulation and social media presentation; will be executed to boost the selected artists’ exposure and increase the artwork sales during the exhibition period.
  • Reports, Analytics and Insights: A report containing the number of views, reviews, artworks popularity, and engagement rate of exhibition viewers with artworks along with sales statistics will be sent to artists regularly.
  • Biafarin Certificate: A digital certificate will be issued for all participants and selected artists. Each artist can print the digital certificate from Biafarin platform, after the submission is complete.
  • Biafarin Free Shipment: Selected Biafarin members with Gold and Platinum membership will use a free shipment of their artwork(s) in case of sales.

About Biafarin

Biafarin is a Canadian Artist Management company with a network of artists in 70+ countries. As an art technology company, the online platform empower artists to present, promote, and sell their art worldwide.

For more information, contact opportunities@biafarin.com.

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California Dreaming Juried Exhibit (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

California Dreaming Juried Exhibit (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

The Village Theatre Art Gallery announces a call for artists for California Dreaming, Finding Beauty in My Own Backyard, their 10th annual juried exhibition. For those lucky enough to call California home, they are fortunate to be surrounded by the natural beauty of this great state. California presents opportunities for daily awe in every direction. From the majestic mountain ranges to roaring sea, redwood trees, deep valleys with flowing rivers, an explosion of color in the wildflowers that grace the green hillsides, and dramatic deserts spotted with cacti and boulders. There is no shortage of beauty.

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Deadline: 26 Jul 2020

Covid-19 has changed life for all of us, some more than others. People are experiencing a new kind of life while sheltering in place. This time has allowed many people to see their world from a new perspective. The world has never needed art so much as it needs it now. Artists can give the gift of beauty through their lens to share with others and offer a reprieve from the uncertainty and unknowns. Art can be healing in a time of chaos.

Share your artistic gifts and show the beauty you have found in your own backyard. Show what you love about the gorgeous and inspiring state of California.

California Dreaming Artist Benefits

Chosen artists will have their work on display in the gallery for three months. The gallery is high traffic and art sales take place in each exhibit. There will be cash gift card prizes to the top three artists selected by the Juror, Shelley Barry of Slate Contemporary Gallery + Art Consulting located in Oakland, California.

About The Village Theatre Art Gallery

The gallery is in an historical building in charming downtown Danville attached to the historical theatre. The gallery enjoys a lot of foot traffic and regulars who like to support local artists. This gallery is known for exhibitions that feature all kinds of exhibitions, ranging from cultural to Bay Area groups that feature women, artists of color, first generation American artists, and local artists. The gallery shows a wide range of media and a diverse group of artists to represent the Bay Area and California’s diverse and culturally rich population.

For more information, contact artgallery@danville.ca.gov.

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Infinite Uncertainty Group Exhibition (Albany, NY) – Call For Artists

Infinite Uncertainty Group Exhibition (Albany, NY) – Call For Artists

Opalka Gallery at The Sage Colleges in Albany, NY announces a call for artists for Infinite Uncertainty, a group exhibition. The gallery will mount a large group exhibition from September 1 to October 10, 2020, showcasing work from regional artists made during or in response to the current global pandemic and social and political unrest. The exhibition will be installed in the gallery and posted online if Opalka is not able to open to the public or if viewing is limited.

Through Infinite Uncertainty, Opalka Gallery is interested in representing the full range of artistic response to our current moment: new projects instigated, old ones revisited, creative bursts, and detours in your practice. The gallery hopes to offer insight into how the unprecedented global disruption, looming economic fallout, pain surrounding the country’s glaring social injustices, and persistent uncertainty have affected regional artists and their work.

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Deadline: 13 Jul 2020

Infinite Uncertainty is open to all artists of all media to participate in a group exhibition. For this call, the gallery defines regional as anyone living or working within a 100 mile radius from Albany, New York.

Participating artists are encouraged to submit proposals for performances and events (most likely virtual) such as artist lectures, panel discussions, and virtual studio visits in September and October. Concurrently, artist Daesha Devón Harris will use collected images and writing from hundreds of Capital Region residents to create a site-specific community portrait at Opalka Gallery that provides insight into what this moment in time has meant for the community.

Artists selected will receive a $200 exhibition stipend. The gallery will cover costs of shipping or pick up and delivery. The work chosen for the exhibition will be available for sale, with 60% of the sale price directly benefiting the artist.

Juror Bios

The Infinite Uncertainty exhibition will be juried by regional artists and curators Sharon Bates, Stacey Robinson, Ellen Letcher, and Julie Torres as well as Opalka Gallery staff, Judie Gilmore and Amy Griffin.

Sharon Bates is a visual artist, an independent curator, and the Founding Director of the Albany International Airport Art & Culture Program, which has become a national model for public art. As an artist, Bates has exhibited site-specific installations and mixed media work in Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; and throughout the Northeast. In 2018, Opalka Gallery presented a solo exhibition of her work titled Sharon Bates: Exhibit B. Recent awards include 2019 Skidmore Summer Studio Art Program, Visiting Artist Residency; 2018 Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Granville, NY and 2017 Lillian Heller Artist Residency, at Chesterwood, Stockbridge.

Stacey Robinson, is a visual artist and Assistant Professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As a Arthur A. Schomburg fellow, he completed his Masters of Fine Art at the University at Buffalo. He was a 2019-2020 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research, at Harvard University where he researched hip-hop’s multimodal performance practice as activism. His multimedia work discusses ideas of “Black Utopias” as decolonized spaces of peace by considering Black affluent, self-sustaining communities, Black protest movements, and the arts that document(ed) them.

Artists and partners Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres have been curating independently and together for the past 10 years. They met in 2010 at Famous Accountants, the Ridgewood NY gallery that Letcher co-founded in 2009, and moved together to Hudson NY in 2016. They enjoy collaborating as both artists and curators, as well as making their own work and organizing their own projects. In 2018, Letcher and Torres took the reins at LABspace gallery in Hillsdale NY, founded by artist Susan Jennings.

They are deeply engaged in the Hudson Valley, Berkshire, Capital Region, and greater NY art communities by connecting artists at LABspace, attending area exhibitions and studios, exhibiting their own artwork, and guest-curating in other spaces. Their projects have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn Rail, Chronogram and Two Coats of Paint. Their current show, Space Case at LABspace, features artists who run exhibition spaces throughout VA, NC and TN. They welcome safe, masked visits by appointment.

About Opalka Gallery

The Opalka Gallery is the formal exhibition facility of The Sage Colleges. Located on the Sage College of Albany, NY, campus, the Opalka’s primary focus is on modern and contemporary art and design from nationally recognized artists. An important part of the cultural life in the Capital Region, the Gallery frequently hosts lectures, films, concerts, and other events in conjunction with its exhibitions.

The Opalka Gallery was constructed in 2002 with funds generously donated by the Opalka family. The 7,400 square foot facility includes a vaulted gallery and a 75-seat lecture/presentation hall. The Opalka replaced Rathbone Gallery, which served The Sage Colleges for 25 years and garnered international attention for the quality and significance of its exhibitions.

The Opalka Gallery is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, The Exhibition Alliance, and the Museum Association of New York.

For more information, contact opalka@sage.edu.

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Decatur Artway VI (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Decatur Artway VI (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for sculptures to be placed in the city of Decatur, Georgia as part of Decatur Artway VI. Sculptors are encouraged to be a part of this two-year sculpture exhibition. The sculpture must be available for the duration of the two-year contract. All submissions must be professionally constructed of durable materials which will withstand the elements. No maquettes or renderings will be considered for selection. The Decatur Arts Alliance will only accept existing and ready to install works. All durable outdoor media are encouraged.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

Selected artists will be awarded an honorarium of $2000. The installed work may be available for sale. Artwork sold as a result of the Decatur Artway VI will be subject to a 20% commission, which will be deducted from the purchase price and retained by the Decatur Arts Alliance.

The Decatur Arts Alliance will, in partnership with the Decatur Tourism Bureau and the Downtown Development Authority, market Decatur Artway VI including, but not limited to, printed walking/cycling/driving sculpture tours, online tour with a mobile app, and docent lead tours for visitors and residents. The Decatur Artway VI opening will include an artist talk which will be videotaped and used on the mobile app and website.

About the Decatur Arts Alliance

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is a nonprofit partnership of artists, business owners, and residents dedicated to supporting and enhancing the arts in the city of Decatur, Georgia. The DAA sponsors annual festivals and members only special art events. It provides a collaborative environment to coordinate the interests of artists, gallery owners, theater groups, dance groups, and performance venues within Decatur and to develop the city as a strong arts community.

DAA sponsors the Decatur Arts Festival, the YEA! event for young emerging artists, Oakhurst Porchfest, and the Decatur Wine Festival.

For more information, contact admin@decaturartsalliance.org.

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The Big Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

The Big Show (Sarasota, FL) – Call For Artists

Art Center Sarasota announces a call for artists for their next exhibition, The Big Show. On view from July 16 – August 21, 2020. Art Center Sarasota invites contemporary artists to submit up to 3 works for considering in Sarasota’s open, all media, all subjects, national juried exhibition. This exhibition gives visitors an opportunity to see the diverse artistic mediums and enormous talent of today’s artists. This exhibition will fill all four galleries.

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Deadline: 27 Jun 2020

Every artist who submits to this juried exhibition is eligible for awards. The juror will review online submissions for entry, then select awards after viewing the work in person in early July.

Juror: Danny Olda, Manager of Curatorial Programs, Content and Engagement at Creative Pinellas. Danny is an art critic, editor, and independent curator.

The Big Show Prizes

  • First Prize – $1,500
  • Second Prize – $1,00
  • Third Prize – $500
  • 2 Merit Awards -$250 each
  • Special Award – $100

About Art Center Sarasota

Art Center Sarasota is a community art center, free, and open to the public. Their mission is to provide Sarasota with opportunities for creative expression and art appreciation through art education, exhibitions, and cultural programs.

Art Center Sarasota is a member-based organization that engages the entire artistic community by providing educational programs and exhibitions to local and regional artists and those who simply enjoy the visual arts.

The Center’s exhibitions program shows contemporary works in its three curated galleries, designed to inspire and challenge the viewer. The large atrium gallery is dedicated to showcasing the Sarasota and region’s talented artists in juried competitions.

For more information, contact danielle@artsarasota.org.

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The Art Of Quarantine (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

The Art Of Quarantine (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

LibertyTown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for The Art of Quarantine. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Times of quarantine and lock down can be times of despair and isolation, but they can provide the mind and body space and time to create art in ways we never could before. LibertyTown Arts Workshop decided to do this show to capture a snap shot of all of the work created by artists shut away at home. New artists welcome. All mediums including song, speech, poem, and video are welcome.

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Deadline: 24 Aug 2020

All artists age 16 and older working in any media may apply. Literary works must be 1 page or shorter. Visual artwork should be no larger than 24”x24” in any direction. Visual artwork accepted into the show must be for sale. Work that will be displayed on a wall must be ready to hang, with no wet media, no saw tooth hangers, and staple-free edges. LibertyTown will provide pedestals when needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Fees: $15 First piece (everyone gets the member’s price for this show), $5 for each additional piece.

Commission: LibertyTown keeps a commission of 30% on all show sales. Artists are responsible for any costs related to transporting accepted work to the gallery and transporting unsold work away at the end of the show.

Calendar

  • 8/31 All work due onsite, either via mail or drop off
  • 9/4: Opening reception (online and maybe in person)
  • 9/27: Show closes, unsold work will be picked up and shipped back

Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of visual work and the text of literary work in the book for this exhibit and to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a large art center located in Fredericksburg Virginia. The entire facility is open to the public to come in, take classes, shop, and interact with the artist as they visit. They have a full knowledgeable staff that are there to help with customers every need and question. They hold monthly shows that hang in the gallery which patrons see as they enter the facility. LibertyTown holds an opening reception event for shows every month on the first Friday as well as lists the show and its items on their website.

As the largest art facility in Fredericksburg Virginia, LibertyTown Arts Workshop has been artist owned and operated since its beginning. The 13,000+ sq foot facility houses 60+ in studio artists, several classrooms, a full pottery studio, for classes, workspace, and resident potters. They have 12 rotating art shows a year, which vary from invitational, regional, and national. They represent artists of all media and encourage an atmosphere of collaboration and experimentation. LibertyTown has an outdoor courtyard where they foster events in house and the community such as Community Supported Agriculture and Fredericksburg All Ages. Fredericksburg had strong ties to the community though LibertyTown’s membership programs. LibertyTown serves as an anchor for finding artistic work for patrons and visitors to the community.

For more information, contact info@libertytownarts.com.

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