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Open call for artists: Solidarity Street Gallery

Posted August 24, 2020

Solidarity Street Gallery

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The Solidarity Street Gallery is accepting submissions of visual art in a wide range of formats, now  through Sept. 7.

Submitted artwork should convey a message about solidarity, justice and equity, and represent the diversity of the communities on the East Side of Saint Paul. All artists, be they established or emerging, local or from further away, are welcome to submit work to be included to this unique, COVID-friendly street-side exhibit. BIPOC artists are especially encouraged to participate.

There is no registration fee. Some limited stipends can be made available upon request, to help artists offset materials and installation cost. Artists will be able to sell their work included in the exhibit through a virtual gallery that will complement the live outdoor display.

The event will feature approximately 20 exhibit sites, spread along Payne Avenue between Phalen Boulevard and Maryland Ave. Sites will showcase art installations inside store-front windows, on outside walls, on the sidewalk and in other creative configurations, and will be viewable from the sidewalk in a physically distanced manner. Organizers will make every effort to match each artist to an exhibit site that is well suited to showcase their work. Some sites will curate their own exhibits.

Further details on the Call for Artwork and an electronic artwork submission form, as well as a preliminary list of exhibit sites are available on the website:

Key dates:

  • Sept 7: Deadline for artwork submissions
  • Sept 16: Artwork selection completed and exhibit sites assigned
  • Sept 23: Art installations begin, at the various exhibit sites
  • Sept 30: Art installations completed
  • Oct 1: Street-side exhibit opens