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Art on Main

Art on MainA program of the City of Auburn, Art on Main is Auburn's newest art exhibition space. 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 installation of new or existing work as site-specific projects. Art on Main is located on East Main Street between N. Division St. and Auburn Avenue.

For information on this art opportunity visit our Call To Artists page.

Current Exhibitions

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Anthony May Heinz - April 14 - July 4, 2022
Anthony May Heinz blurs lines between the real (natural) and artificial (human-processed) to portray relationships concerning nature, humans and technology. He rearranges and recombines fragments of these forms to reflect the omnipresence of grids in our world. Each fragment represents a disruption of time as recorded visually in woody vegetation (through the growth and change of its original, organic whole). Through geometric deformation, each material is interwoven so both sets of form mirror one another continuously, to allow possibility for non-orientable navigation. This conceptual play of fracturing and grafting like substrates illustrates particularities of past/present/future of Earth, to perceive time found in nature through an anthropocentric lens.

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Elena Thomas - January 14 -April 9, 2022
Where the Squares Aren’t is a sculptural installation created to be site-specific to the Art on Main window-front gallery on Main Street in downtown Auburn. It is made up of interlocking wood squares combined with black reflective acrylic and two-way mirrored acrylic. The artist made specific lighting choices to create shadows and reflections. As the piece goes from day to night the shadows and reflections change, offering a changing visual experience. By using reflective material, repetitive shape, and lighting, the work is meant to draw people in and challenge their visual perception. The acrylic sheets also show the reflections of people walking by, adding another layer of public engagement into the work.