Auburn Community Art Exhibition
Auburn's robust art community will be on display this summer and invites artist participation. Exhibition at City Hall Gallery (25 W Main) Cash awards and no commission sales! Artwork check in on Friday, June 28. Art pick-up Friday, August 23, 2013. Download the full prospectus (PDF)
Call to Artists – City of Auburn 2013 Pianos on Parade
Pianos on Parade is a City of Auburn program that showcases local artists’ transformation of pianos that are placed in outdoor locations for all to play and enjoy.
Five pianos will be placed throughout Auburn’s downtown from August 1 through August 23, 2013. Artists/artist teams are offered $500 for the transformation of a piano. Open access to the downtown location in which the pianos are stored is provided. All pianos are upright. Alterations to the piano do not have to be permanent, but should be able to withstand outdoor weather for three weeks. The applied artwork is intended as temporary and will be removed/covered the following year. This is not a fundraiser, and pianos will not be sold following the display. Artist will be acknowledged in all media and signage associated with this program.
The installation can go beyond surface treatment of the piano, but the overall design must allow 5’ of passage around the piano in its public space, and must not be sharp, potentially dangerous to public and added items must be secure in its placement.
To apply, send the following information by June 7, 2013, 5:00 pm via email. Inquiries can be directed to Maija McKnight, Arts Coordinator, 253-804-5043.
• Description of proposed technique/idea for piano transformation or sketch
• If you have previous work that demonstrates ability/method please attach images
• If you seek to paint the surface, images of 3 examples of previous artwork is required
• Optional: Resume
Opportunities for Visual Artists
|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: