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Art on Main

A program of the City of Auburn, Art on Main is a brand-new art exhibition opportunity in which artists are selected through an annual application process to install 3-dimensional or multi-media art installations in a public window-front exhibition space in downtown Auburn. The program offers a $1,000 artist stipend to support the creation of new work and site-specific projects, or the installation of existing work.

Current Exhibition

Our first exhibition in this great new space, titled "Fiber Grass" by the talented Suzanne Tidwelllinks to external site, is on display at One Main Street, in downtown Auburn through February 23, 2017. This colorful and dynamic illuminated fiber installation is made of yarn, metal, foam and LED lights. Come walk by and check it out day or night!

 Fiber Weed  

Upcoming 2017 Exhibitions


Katie Millerlinks to external site - March 13 - May 14
Katie Miller creates engaging and experiential installation work that explores our rapidly changing urban landscape. While referencing old architectural forms as well as images of building construction and scaffolding, her work "contemplates the tension between the permanence and temporality of the built environment."

 Katie Miller

Christopher Hartshornelinks to external site - May 23 - July 31
Chaos and turbulence of graphic woodcut lines sprawl across the paper in Hartshorne's dynamic relief prints. He seeks to "immerse the viewer in a chaotic, nebulous landscape, bombarded by webs of accumulating lines."

 Christopher Hartshorne

Elizabeth Gahanlinks to external site - August 12 - October 22
Elizabeth Gahan's work is colorful, bold, and interacts directly with the architecture of the installation site, as if it were an organic growth overtaking a space with vivid geometric forms. Her work "explores the ways in which we construct our surroundings that impact our daily experiences."

 Elizabeth Gahan

Savina Masonlinks to external site - November 3 - January 1
Interests in order, pattern, and materiality are at the heart of the mixed-media work by Savina Mason. Conception of landform is a recurring theme and the light and colors of the Pacific Northwest are visible in her innovative installations.

 Savina Mason