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Opportunities for Visual Artists

The  Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center  is a vibrant hub of activity with hundreds of people passing through each week and hosts exciting and thought provoking art exhibits in a variety of mediums throughout the calendar year.

OPEN NOW: Call for Exhibit Proposals

The City of Takoma Park is seeking proposals for 2019. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 2, 2018 – 12:00 p.m.

City of Takoma Park 2019 Exhibit Proposal Form

A confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours of the receipt of your proposal. If you do not receive confirmation of your submission, please contact us at arts@takomaparkmd.gov or 301.891.7119.

A photo of a leaf in Sligo Creek by Julius Kassovic
A photo of a leaf in Sligo Creek by Julius Kassovic

Gallery Space

The Galleries at the Takoma Park Community Center present the work of local and regional visual artists. From pottery and painting to quilting and illustration, the art displayed in our five galleries rotates every two months.

The Atrium Gallery, Corridor Space, Dempsey Gallery, and Suspended Space are located on the main floor of the community center, and are open:

Monday through Friday – 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM
Saturdays – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sundays – 12:00  PM to 5:00 PM

Gallery Three, the gallery space located on the third floor of the community center is open:

Monday through Friday – 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

"One Soul" by digital artist Atousa Raissyan.

“One Soul” by digital artist Atousa Raissyan.

What to Expect

Exhibits are located in one of the five galleries located in the Takoma Park Community Center. They are thematically grouped and run for a period of two months. Selected artists are responsible for all details of the exhibit, including delivery, display and removal of exhibit materials. There is no commission and all sale proceeds go to the artist. All sold works must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.

The City will promote gallery events on the City of Takoma Park website, City TV, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and the We Are Takoma arts e-newsletter. Additional promotion efforts may include the distribution of fliers and announcements in the Takoma Park Newsletter, We Are Takoma program brochures, and the City Guide.

Images of all exhibited work will be considered available for marketing purposes. Participants are encouraged to assist in the promotion of the event by providing and authorizing the use of requested copy, images and video clips, if available. Participants can also promote the event using available marketing and social media outlets.

Detailed information on available exhibit space can be found in our gallery brochure.

Guidelines for the development of a successful exhibit in the Community Center will be provided to selected exhibitors.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact us at (301) 891-7119 or at arts@takomaparkmd.gov

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