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Call to Artists

 City of Auburn Galleries

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional media to exhibit their work at two City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2015.  Galleries are within the Auburn City Hall (25 W Main) and the Senior Center's Cheryl Sallee Gallery (808 Ninth Street SE). Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: paint, ink, pencil, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, etc.
Deadline October 6, 2014 and application is through CaFé call for entry.orglinks to external site

Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art

White River Valley Museum

White River Valley Museumlinks to external site invites you to apply with your small and mini-sized artwork for the Small Works, Big Presents: The Gift of Art exhibition. A holiday sale that features arts and crafts at holiday shopping prices.

Deadline, October 19. Application using Call for Entrylinks to external site


Auburn's StreetScape Art is a program that seeks to enliven and activate otherwise empty storefront windows in Auburn's Historic Downtown by providing temporary space to artists, creative businesses, organizations and community groups. Applications for Static Installations and Active Enterprise are accepted on a rolling basis and placed as spaces become available.

Artist participation is sought on an ongoing basis and applications are accepted through CaFé an online call-to-artists servicelinks to external site


Seeking Nominations for 

City of Auburn Poet Laureate 

The City of Auburn Poet Laureate recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Auburn. Once a Poet Laureate program is established the Auburn Arts Commission will forward a recommendation to the Mayor for final selection and appointment.  
Download full nomination application. (PDF)

city hall gallery  Opportunities for Visual Artists

The City of Auburn Arts Commission annually offers several opportunities for visual artists to exhibit their works. The Arts Commission begins seeking submissions from 2-dimensional visual artists at the end of summer and in early fall. Other opportunities are posted throughout the year.
To receive notification of opportunities in the mail, join our Call-to-Artists mailing list.

To request information on arts programs, call 253-931-3043 or email the Arts Commission.

Links to the many opportunities offered to artists in our area: