Artist Opportunities

Artist Opportunities

This page is dedicated to providing artists with information on calls for artists, RFPs and RFQs - both locally and nationally.If you are an artist and would like to sign up to be on our artist directory, click on the link to the left and fill out the short form.

If you have any questions, please e-mail our Community Arts Director Nathan Zamarron, at nzamarron@lexarts.org or call 859.255.2951. 

Call to Artists

    • Fayette Fest

      September 15, 2019   

      Red Mile

      Southland's Tahlsound Music Festival


      Tahlsound Music Festival is now accepting applications for vendors for our 2 day festival this September. We are a neighborhood music festival featuring local artists and musicians from Lexington and nearby areas. We have space available, with or without power hookups, for artists and craft vendors who would like to sell their work. The festival dates are September 21-22 2019. The gates open at noon both days at the Oleika Temple Great Lawn on Southland Drive, closing at 10pm Saturday and 8pm Sunday. This is the festival's third year and attendance is expected to be higher than ever. 


      We are offering the following vendor packages:

      Standard Vendor: $100, 10x10 ft space, 2 festival tickets

      Deluxe Vendor: $150, 10x10 ft space, 120v A/C Power, 4 festival tickets



      Spaces are limited so please contact us ASAP if you are interested. Applications will be juried by our board of directors. Please email vendor@tahlsound.com with examples of your work to apply, or to ask any questions you may have. We look forward to your applications!

 Kentucky Art Market

Woodland Church

530 East High Street  Lexington, Kentucky

August 17 & 18, 2019


Call to Artists


Hello!  You are invited to apply to the new Kentucky Art Market at Woodland Christian Church on August 17 and 18, 2019.  As you may know, Woodland Christian Church has had an Art Festival for many years at the same time as the Woodland Art Fair in Woodland Park.  We are excited to announce many new changes for 2019!


The show is now under the direction and organization of Dan Neil Barnes, one of Lexington's nationally known glass artists.  Dan and his team will be bringing experience from the many national shows he has exhibited in including the American Craft Council Shows, Port Clinton Art Festival in Chicago, Dogwood Festival in Atlanta, Bayou City Festival in Houston and many others. 


We are excited about the many changes that we know will make the show attractive for Kentucky artists and craftsmen.  Our mission is to provide a venue especially for talented Kentucky artists.   Kentucky Crafted and Kentucky Guild of Artist and Craftsmen members will receive priority in the jury selection process.


Below are some highlights you can expect for the 2019 show:


·       A juried show with high quality art and craft

·       New and improved show layout

·       Booth spaces that are 11' x 11' with significant storage space behind most booths

·       Staggered set up times for easy load-in on Friday

·       Artist at this show will be pre-juried for acceptance into next year's show 

·       Pastries, fresh fruit and coffee provided each morning

·       Complimentary lunch each day

·       Only 75-80 booth spaces

·       Indoor bathrooms for artists and helpers

·       Convenient, low-cost vendor parking available

·       Booth sitters available upon request

·       Best of Show Award - automatic acceptance and free booth space for next year


Application available at website below.    Please call Dan Barnes with any questions about the show (859-559-3171). 


For complete information visit www.woodlandchristianlex.org - click on Art Festival





Lexington Art Infusion Project

The goal of The Lexington Art Infusion is to create and place artworks in community centers and public service buildings across Lexington / Fayette County, KY.  The improvements will create a more inviting and richer experience for the individuals and families served by the centers.

This goal will be realized through three activities:

  • Facilitation of an artwork donation program from local artists to place high quality individual works of art throughout each center.
  • The creation of site specific works on the exterior and/or entryway of each center.
  • The center patrons will have an opportunity to participate in the creation of a large site specific artwork under the leadership of the artist selected.  

Artist incentives to participate:

  • Artists will be provided materials or stipend for materials.
  • Artists will be provided free admission to a series of professional development workshops including a framing workshop. Other workshop topics include:  marketing your art, Ask a CPA (tax assistance) and intellectual property rights.  
  • Artists will be celebrated at a dedication ceremony when the installation is complete.


Projected Timeline

Call To Artists

August 2018

Frame Making Workshop with Lynn Sweet

September 8 2018



 For more information on this program or to donate artwork, please email nzamarron@lexarts.org 


lexington arts league 

In 2019 the Lexington Art League is introducing a new exhibition structure, which will greatly enhance opportunities for solo exhibitions and collaboration projects over the next two years.

They are now accepting proposals for solo and group exhibitions by artists and curators of local artwork in the greater Lexington area for as soon as January 2019 for their individual galleries. Local organizations are also invited to submit proposals. Visual artists of all experience levels are encouraged to submit proposals.

It is recommended that artwork be made for sale, although this is not a requirement. All sales are processed by the Lexington Art League who collects 30% commission during the exhibition. Exhibition agreement will be sent upon acceptance of any proposal. Artists must assist Exhibition Director during installation, provide initial copy of show statement, and meet other agreed upon deliverables in accordance with an agreed upon timeline.

For required information to include visit: http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/call-for-exhibitions.html
Direct all applications to Logan Dennison, Exhibition Director at ldennison@lexingtonartleague.org


Artist Studio available for rent in artsplace

Are you looking for Space to Create? Join the many creatives who call ArtsPlace home! Studio 1, situated in the lower level of ArtsPlace, is available for rent immediately.

Our historic Beaux Arts building, once home to Lexington's YWCA, is located at 161 North Mill Street, at the northwest corner of Church and Mill. Among the many benefits are its location in the heart of downtown, a creative and inspiring atmosphere, and a bustling Gallery Hop opportunity.

In addition to artists Chuck Fowler and Christine Kuhn, ArtsPlace is also home to the Lexington Philharmonic, Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras, the Lexington Ballet and many others.
Come join us at ArtsPlace...your next Space to Create!
  • 775 sq. ft.
  • $544 per month
  • Large space can easily be shared by two or more artists
  • Two artist tables, one with tempered glass
  • An abundance of natural light
  • In-studio sink
  • Flat files
  • Immediate availability

To schedule a showing, please inquire to info@lexarts.org or call 859-255-2951


Central Bank

John G. Irvin Art Gallery at Central Bank

300 West Vine Street Lexington, KY  40507                                                                                       

Seeking exhibition proposals. Interested artists should contact:   Patricia Wheatley pwheatley@centralbank.com (859) 253-6346