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Pink! National Juried Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

Pink! National Juried Exhibition (Fredericksburg, VA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Libertytown Arts Workshop announces a call for artists for Pink!, a national juried exhibition.

Pink: It can be hot and bright. It can be pale and shy. It blushes, it glows, it compliments and clashes. Show how many ways it can show up in the world. Is your pink flowers in a vase? Is it an edgy kid with pink spiked hair? Is it a keepsake cancer support ribbon? Show how pink shows up in your life. All mediums welcome.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 19 January 2024

Application Fees:

  • 1st piece (Non-member): $25
  • 1st piece (Member): $15
  • Each additional piece: $ 5

All artists age 16 and older, working in any media, may apply to this show. Work previously exhibited in LibertyTown’s gallery is not eligible. Work must be original and not from kits.

Work accepted into the show must be for sale. Applications must be submitted electronically; no physical pieces will be accepted at the gallery for jurying. Work that will be displayed must be ready to show, with no unfired media, no wet paint or other unfinished surfaces. LibertyTown will provide pedestals and shelving as needed. LibertyTown reserves the right to reject works accepted by the juror due to content, space constraints, or inability to properly install the work.

Calendar:

  • 1/21: Notifications sent via Submittable Only
  • 1/29: Accepted work due at LibertyTown by 8PM
  • 2/2: Opening reception
  • 2/25: Show closes, unsold work may be picked up/will be shipped back

Accepted Work Delivery and Return: You will be notified via Submittable if your work is accepted. Please make sure your email address is correct when you sign up and that you check the site on or around the notification date. Accepted work must arrive at LibertyTown by the stated due date. 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. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with any work that may require return shipping. Our address is LibertyTown Arts Workshop, 916 Liberty Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.

Usage: Artists applying to this show grant LibertyTown Arts Workshop unlimited non-exclusive right to use images of accepted work to promote the exhibit and the gallery.

Pink! Artist Benefits

Awards:

  • 1st Place: $400
  • 2nd Place: $200
  • 3rd Place: $100

Commission: LibertyTown keeps a commission of 40% 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.

About LibertyTown Arts Workshop

LibertyTown Arts Workshop is a 13,000 square foot art facility located in downtown, Fredericksburg, Virginia. LibertyTown is home to over 80 artists, working artists’ studios, and a full spectrum of art classes offered to the public. Main gallery Shows rotate monthly. This ensures that LibertyTown is always presenting new items for local patrons to enjoy and experience. LibertyTown features show items for viewing and sale on their website and features show items on Facebook and Instagram pages. Located downtown, the location is walkable, and they have many visitors local and visiting. LibertyTown participates in “First Friday” art receptions, which is a well-attended event that happens monthly.

For more information, contact info@LibertyTownArts.com

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Mulvane Art Fair (Topeka, KS) – Call For Artists

Mulvane Art Fair (Topeka, KS) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Mulvane Art Museum announces a call for artists for the Mulvane Art Fair in Topeka, Kansas, to be held June 2024.

In 2024, the 30th annual Mulvane Art Fair, a juried event, will feature more the 85 artists from across the country and draw thousands of art lovers. With a focus on quality and variety, the fine art event is a favorite in the community and region. Proceeds from the event support the mission and programs of the Mulvane Art Museum, which is Topeka’s only art museum and on the Washburn University campus.

High standards for art are key to the success of the 2024 Mulvane Art Fair.

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Enter by: 23 February 2024

The Mulvane Art Fair has been an annual favorite among artists and art appreciators since 1992. During this two-day event, thousands of people visit the beautiful grounds of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Even more special, this year, the Mulvane Art Musuem is celebrating its centennial and will be promoting this incredible milestone. The Museum is providing community art engagement activities in the months leading up to the show to organically promote the anniversary. They have increased the entertainment options as part of the celebration. It will be a remarkable year!

In 2023, Purchase Patrons who pledged $27,500 in advance to purchase art, spent over $70,000. The Musuem expects Purchase Patron pledges to be even greater in 2024.

On-site judging of the artists’ booths will take place 10 AM – 1 PM the Saturday of the Art Fair. The Award Presentation will occur at 3pm on Saturday.

Cash Awards

  • $500 Best of Show
  • $300 Best of 2-Dimensional
  • $300 Best of 3-Dimensional

“Love the patron program and purchase awards. Love the on-campus housing option, the relaxed Friday setup. All volunteers and organizers were very helpful and friendly.” ~Landscape Painter/exhibiting artist from 2023 (anonymous artist survey)

About Mulvane Art Museum

The Mulvane Art Museum exists to facilitate creative thought and intellectual growth. They offer free admission to a nationally accredited facility with over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, four art classrooms, two sculpture gardens, an interactive artmaking space, and over 6,000 works of art. As a Department of Washburn University that is sustained by memberships, donations, and grants, they rely on support to provide free access to exhibitions and the ArtLab.

For more information, contact stacy.ash@washburn.edu

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Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition (California) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The City of Newport Beach (City) announces a call for entries for Phase IX of its ongoing Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition to further activate the splendor of its Civic Center Park. Up to ten artworks may be selected and showcased for two years in the 14-acre, ocean-view site specially designed by renowned landscape architect Peter Walker as an intended sculpture garden.

The Civic Center is the heart of Newport Beach – home to City Hall, administrative offices, and the spectacular Central Library building. The Park welcomes residents and visitors year-round for free concerts on the lawn, art shows, docent-led sculpture tours, visits to the dog park, and leisurely trail walks among the environmentally-friendly native plant life.

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Enter by: 24 January 2024

The Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition transforms Civic Center Park into a “museum without walls,” constantly evolving as new, bold contemporary works from world-class artists rotate through, delighting and enriching park visitors. Artists, private collectors, galleries, and museums/non-profit institutions are invited to submit artworks for consideration to be installed from June 2024 to June 2026.

Newport Beach Sculpture Exhibition Artist Benefits

Selected artists will receive an honorarium of $5,000 in exchange for a two-year loan of their artwork. No other fees or expense reimbursements are offered. Honorarium shall be used to cover round-trip transportation of the artwork to and from the exhibition site, structural engineering documents (if required), any insurance needed or desired for artwork transport and display, and for the cost of on-site availability during installation and removal.

Artists will receive half of the honorarium upon delivery of the artwork to the site for installation, inspection and acceptance by the City; and the second half of the payment after de-installation at the conclusion of the two-year exhibition period.

About Arts Orange County

Arts Orange County (ArtsOC) is the independent nonprofit arts council for Orange County, California, and is dedicated to sustaining, strengthening, and advancing the county’s creative ecology. Designated by the County as its official local arts agency, ArtsOC is the community’s leading advocate and service provider for the arts and arts education. With deep experience as both consultant and facilitator for both public art calls and Arts Master Plans for local government, ArtsOC has been contracted by the City of Newport Beach to facilitate the submission and selection process for the Exhibition since its beginning.

For more information, contact nthurkettle@artsoc.org

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Looks Good On Paper Art Exhibition (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

Looks Good On Paper Art Exhibition (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their ninth national juried call, Looks Good on Paper. Entries of artworks that feature paper as a primary medium will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Janice LaVerne Baker and Lehuauakea for a month-long exhibition in March, 2024, in the Gallery One Main Gallery in downtown Ellensburg, Washington.

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Enter by: 28 January 2024

Entry fee: $20 for first entry, $10 each additional entry submitted.

Examples of work that would feature paper include collage, book arts handmade paper, origami, woven or cast paper sculptures, drawings featured on paper, and video art including paper. The gallery is open to interpretations to the call.

Looks Good On Paper Artist Benefits

Artists who are accepted will be included in a month-long exhibition at Gallery One, a bustling gallery, workshop, and event space that receives ample foot traffic as a tourist destination in Central Washington state. In addition, awards totaling $800 will be distributed by the jurors as follows:

  • $300 — Most innovative work depicting paper as a medium
  • $200 – Best 2D use of paper as a medium
  • $200 – Best 3D use of paper as a medium
  • $100 — Award of merit

Artists will be considered for inclusion in group or solo exhibitions in the future.

About Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, the facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits; educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts; studios for a diverse group of resident artists; networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts; and a meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation.

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.

For more information, contact renee@gallery-one.org

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Montpelier Art Center (Laurel, Maryland) – Call For Artists

Montpelier Art Center (Laurel, Maryland) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Arts and Cultural Heritage Division (ACHD) of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation invites individual artists and artist teams to submit applications for exterior sculptural artwork to be installed on a temporary basis at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. ACHD is seeking existing sculptural works that fit the criteria described in this solicitation, rather than design and fabrication of new work.

The selected artwork will be placed on a concrete pad sited on a lawn area at the center of the circular driveway directly in front of the entry to the Art Center and grounds leading to Montpelier Mansion. Dimensions of the concrete pad measure is approximately 14 feet in diameter and 6 inches in height. Based on engineering specifications, the pad can support a variety of types and weights of sculpture.

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Apply by: 4 September 2023

This public art project seeks to enhance the outdoor environment of the Montpelier Arts Center and Mansion by:

  • Making a significant statement that relates to the sense of place associated with the site
  • Having a strong daytime and nighttime presence
  • Setting a standard of excellence for future public art projects planned for Prince George’s County
  • Capturing Prince George’s County’s historic and modern significance to the Greater Washington, D.C. region

The budget for the temporary art installation is $3,000 for the two-year exhibition period. Payment for the project will be made in two installments: with a deposit of $2,000 paid upon successful installation of the artwork and initiation of the project, and a final payment of $1,000 upon the successful deinstallation and completion of the project.

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency established in 1927 that serves both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland by providing long-range planning, park acquisition/development, and administration of the Prince George’s County Recreation Program.

The Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation is a well-respected leader in the field with an unprecedented six national gold medals for excellence. It operates and maintains more than 27,000 acres of parkland throughout the county. With cooperation and input from diverse communities throughout Prince George’s County, the Department operates a comprehensive park and recreation system that offers programs and facilities designed to meet the needs and interests of patrons of all ages.

For more information, contact brittney.mcgowan@pgparks.com.

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Marlow Heights Community Center (Maryland) – Call For Artists

Marlow Heights Community Center (Maryland) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation invites artists (meaning both individual artists and artist teams) with interest and professional experience in creating public art and site-specific commissions, to submit qualifications for exterior public art features at the Marlow Heights Community Center.

The project includes two separate components:

  1. A free-standing sculptural element on the plaza which must fit within a 10’x10’ area and not to exceed 18’ in height. The selected artist for the sculptural element will design, fabricate, and install the art feature, which may be glass, metal, stone, concrete, wood, mixed media, or lighting suitable for a low-maintenance exterior application.
  2. A functional bench enhanced by mosaic elements. Individual artists or artist teams will be selected to develop a proposal for the mosaic application to the bench. The foundation for the bench will be fabricated and installed by the project’s construction contractors and thus require close coordination with the Design/Construction Team members.

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Apply by: 14 August 2023

While there is no specific requirement regarding theme or subject matter, the artworks for the Marlow Heights Community Center should have the potential for becoming landmark identifiers for the surrounding community, and be suitable for display at a family friendly facility.

Artists may submit qualifications for either or both projects; however, artist candidates will be potentially selected as a finalist to execute only one of the projects. The selected artist candidates will be invited to develop and present their proposal to the Marlow Heights Design/Construction Team and community stakeholders. A stipend of $2,000 will be paid for the development of artist project proposals.

  • Art Opportunity #1 – Free Standing Artwork. Budget: $150,000
  • Art Opportunity #2 – Mosaic Application to Bench. Budget: $80,000

About The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a bi-county agency established in 1927. It serves both Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in Maryland by providing long-range planning, park acquisition/development, and administration of the Prince George’s County public recreation program.

The Prince George’s Department of Parks and Recreation is a well-respected leader in the field with an unprecedented six national gold medals for excellence. It operates and maintains more than 27,000 acres of parkland throughout the county, including land developed to provide parks, picnic areas, athletic fields, historic sites, community centers, and recreation facilities. In an effort to maintain the county’s natural beauty, a large percentage of the land has been left undeveloped to serve as buffers and to provide natural open spaces.

For more information, contact alec.simpson@pgparks.com.

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All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Landscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Landscape, an online art competition and exhibition. The landscape theme is any art which depicts the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments, and related landscape subjects; however, water and sky should not exceed 1/3 of the image. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

The All Landscape competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from May 24th, 2023 to June 20th, 2023.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 21 May 2023

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Landscape competition awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on June 7th, 2023. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, digital winner’s certificates, and event collateral.

The artists’ work will be seen by approximately half a million people worldwide.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online actively promotes actively all their artists and has sold numerous works.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001. They believe in the creativity of man, the beauty an artist can share with the world, and the ultimate need man has for the beauty of art.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

Since its inception, CAGO has promoted and sold art on behalf of its member artists. They host a juried, monthly art competition with a different theme each month.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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All Cityscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

All Cityscape (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Contemporary Art Gallery Online (CAGO) announces a call for artists to participate in the All Cityscape, an online art competition and exhibition. The cityscape theme is any art which depicts cities, towns, urban scenes, and any related metropolitan subjects. Entries welcome from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of your experience or education in the art field.  Submit your best representational and non-representational art.

The All Cityscape competition will be judged on three categories: painting / drawing, photography / digital art, and mixed media / 3D art. An online exhibition of all entrants will be held from April 26th, 2023 to May 23rd, 2023.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 24 April 2023

Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images, $25 for up to five images, and $35 for up to eight images. Funds in US Dollars.

All Cityscape competition awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on May 10th, 2023. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, digital winner’s certificates, and event collateral.

The artists’ work will be seen by approximately half a million people worldwide.  Contemporary Art Gallery Online actively promotes actively all their artists and has sold numerous works.

“Entered their Competitions and they are always super nice and professional.” – Dominik

“I entered two pieces of my artwork to their online competition… It’s not often you get considered. What counts is you were able to show your art to the world. Thank you” – Lora

“Always very professional.” – Tammy

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online was founded in 2001. They believe in the creativity of man, the beauty an artist can share with the world, and the ultimate need man has for the beauty of art.

Contemporary Art Gallery Online specializes in the contemporary art form. Contemporary art is defined as artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. Although the words Modern Art and Contemporary Art are used interchangeably, they represent two distinctive moments on the art timeline. Modern Art encompasses the art from the Impressionists (around 1880) up until the 1970’s. Contemporary Art encompasses the art from the 1970’s to present.

Since its inception, CAGO has promoted and sold art on behalf of its member artists. They host a juried, monthly art competition with a different theme each month.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.

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Paperworks 2023 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Paperworks 2023 (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] bj spoke gallery announces a call for artists for Paperworks 2023, an international juried competition. The exhibition will be virtual and include a virtual reception. Accepted media are works made on, of, or about paper including cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation.

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Enter by: 24 May 2023

Eligible artists use paper as their primary medium, a substrate, or the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2023 competition must be the original work of the artist. Artist will be allowed to submit up to 6 images and/or 2 videos.

The juror is Emily Olek, a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Paperworks 2023 Artist Benefits

bj spoke gallery will promote the virtual show and display the finalists work on the gallery’s website and social media platforms. The virtual show dates will be July 1 through 31, 2023.  A virtual reception and awards presentation will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2023 (7:00 PM EST), for artists, their guests and the public, at which time the award winners will be announced. Cash prize for First Place is $300, Second Place is $200, and Third Place is $100.

About bj spoke gallery

bj spoke gallery is a member owned and run, not-for-profit 501(c)3 gallery of professional artists with a broad diversification of styles and media. Artists have won numerous awards; been featured in press and media; taken roles as teachers, mentors, and exhibit jurors; and are represented in public and private collections. The gallery presents members’ shows monthly, offers solo exhibitions for artists, yearly invitational shows, two national juried art competitions, artist talks, the Artist’s Circle (open to all artists, gallery membership not required), workshops, live theater, and poetry readings. In an effort to bring under-served artists to the attention of the Long Island community, the gallery maintains an outreach program to individuals, such as young emerging artists.

bj spoke gallery has maintained a reputation as a prestigious gallery. It has sustained an image of excellence in reviews in New York’s Newsday and The New York Times. After nearly 50 years, their reputation continues to be one of artistic expertise, resilience, empowerment, and community engagement.

For more information, contact bjspokegallery25@gmail.com.

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Small Changes Art Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

Small Changes Art Exhibition (Decatur, GA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Decatur Arts Alliance announces a call for artists for Small Changes, the 34th Annual Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition. Submit 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional media for consideration in this juried multimedia presentation to be held May 4 – June 16, 2023 in conjunction with the Decatur Arts Festival.

The Fine Arts Exhibition returns in 2023—with a few Small Changes. First, a change of location: the downtown Decatur public library has beautifully renovated the fourth floor into a spacious gallery. This prime location and extended hours will improve accessibility to the Fine Arts Exhibition. Second, the time of year: the Decatur Arts Festival is now presented during the first full weekend of May, a time with generally temperate weather. Finally, the exhibition will now center around an annual theme. In celebration of these Small Changes, this year’s exhibition will feature artwork that is *no larger than 24 inches in any direction.*

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 24 March 2023

Participants may submit three entries for one fee of $30. Each artwork, which may include three images, must be submitted on a separate entry form.

Artwork will be chosen from submitted entries by a panel of three jurors on the basis of creative excellence and quality of execution.

  • All works must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • The sponsors are the final authority on eligibility.
  • Works to be hung must be ready for hanging with any necessary hardware in place.
  • Entries must be no larger than 24 inches in any direction, including framing.

Small Changes Artist Benefits

The Decatur Arts Festival draws approximately 60,000 people to downtown Decatur, Georgia, for a celebration of the arts that includes a juried Artists Market; Kids’ Fest; performance stages celebrating theatre, dance, comedy, spoken word, and music; and the Fine Arts Exhibition. This large audience represents a broad spectrum of knowledge and appreciation of the arts, and the Fine Arts Exhibition addresses this spectrum with a diversity of styles and media. Works selected for the show reflect a wide range of artists’ experiences and viewpoints, with excellence as a common thread.

Awards:

  • Best of Show:  $1,000
  • Gold Award:  $700
  • Silver Award:  $500

Purchase awards totaling $2,500 are selected by the City of Decatur for inclusion in its public art collection.

Sales are encouraged. The Decatur Arts Alliance handles all sales and collects a 25% commission on all artwork sold as a result of this exhibition. All artwork for sale must be priced by the artist and so stated in the entry. Please be sure to include the 25% commission for the Decatur Arts Alliance in your price. The 8% Georgia sales tax will be added at the point of sale. Sales from the Fine Art Exhibition have increased each year and works from the exhibition have been added to private, corporate, and non-profit collections.

About Decatur Arts Alliance

Since its founding in 1989, the Decatur Arts Alliance has continually expanded its impact. Today, the 501(c)3 nonprofit brings a full-spectrum arts experience to the community every day through outdoor installations, live music, art events and festivals, community classes, and exhibitions – all freely available to the public. The Decatur Arts Alliance works to connect residents, businesses, tourists, and artists to increase arts access and engagement. The organization is committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for emerging and established artists of diverse experiences and backgrounds, and to producing work that is impactful for a broad range of community members.

For more information, contact finearts@decaturartsalliance.org.

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