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New Program!
The City of Auburn has a new opportunity for community groups to transform benches for all to use and enjoy. 
Download community application (PDF)
Deadline April 13, 2015.



Seeking creative and talented local artists to transform pianos for all to play and enjoy during Auburn's 2015 Pianos on Parade.
This is a paid opportunity.  
Download full application (PDF)

Application deadline May 4, 2015.

 artrageouslogo Seeking talented and creative teaching artists to lead art making activities at the variety of City of Auburn summer festivals and events.
This is a paid opportunity.  
Download full application (PDF)

Application deadline April 13, 2015.

The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit proposals for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery.  The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) and can be available for sale during that time.

Each artist will receive a $1000 stipend and at the conclusion of the exhibition a work or works from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. Purchase budget is $10,000.  Application deadline is April 20, 2015.  Download full application (PDF)


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. Download full 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: