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Call to Artists

Auburn's Iconic Public Art Project

The City of Auburn is seeking a professional artist (or artist team) to design and fabricate a large-scale outdoor artwork for the street-side section of Auburn’s Les Gove Park, located along Auburn Way South. This prominently featured artwork will welcome visitors to the community park, have a broad community impact, high visibility, and the hope of becoming an iconic symbol for the park and the City. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to work on fast-track projects and within budget. 4Culture will manage the artist invitation call for this public art commission and the City of Auburn will manage the artist selection and implementation.

Deadline:  May 24, 2017,  5:00 PM

Eligibility: Artists/Artist Teams residing in Washington and Oregon

Budget: $125,000

TO APPLY: Visit the 4Culture application pagelinks to external site to download all details and to apply!


APPLY NOW for Auburn's 2017-18 Downtown Sculpture Gallery!!!

Auburn is seeking talented Northwest sculptors or artist teams to showcase their work in our annual Downtown Sculpture Gallery with works installed throughout Auburn's downtown for a one-year period from September 2017-September 2018.

Application Deadline: April 25, 2017

Please view the application packet (PDF) for more information.



Seeking Summer ArtRageous Artist Leaders!

The City of Auburn is seeking creative teaching artists to lead art-making activities at a variety of summer outdoor events and festivals. If you are interested, please view the details and application guidelines (PDF). For questions or to apply, please email Allison Hyde, Auburn's Arts Coordinator.

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: