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 Artist

  • Artistic Traffic Box Wrap Program

    Downtown Lexington Partnership (DLP), in association with the city of Lexington, is seeking Kentucky Artists to submit proposals of artwork to be produced as a vinyl wrap and installed on four traffic control boxes in downtown Lexington.  Any subject matter and media that is appropriate for public spaces is acceptable; the artwork should consider the context of the traffic box location along Short Street  between Broadway and Limestone.  Our goal is to realize the traffic box artwork by April 2019.   There is no application fee to enter. Artists must provide a website or examples of past completed work in the application form. Up to four different artists may be selected; however, artists may send submissions for multiple boxes. If you have any questions, please contact Ethan Howard at DLP through email at ethan@downtownlex.com.

    Project Application can be found Here

    Project Logistics

    Selected artists will either provide a high resolution digital file for reproduction in vinyl or an artwork to be professionally photographed at no expense to the artist.  Artists will have the opportunity to confirm the final proof of the digitization of the artwork.  A professional installation crew will be hired to install the wrap. 


    Project Budget

    Each artist selected will be paid $500 for the use of their artwork.  The artwork will be reproduced for a single location for up to seven years.  DLP retains the rights to reproduce for publicity and fundraising purposes. 


    Project Site

    The selected site includes four boxes along Short Street between Broadway and Limestone in Lexington, KY. 

    Dimensions of the traffic boxes may be seen here: https://tinyurl.com/ybhxxvww.

    Other images and examples from other cities may be seen here: The boxes to be wrapped can be seen here along with examples from other cities: https://tinyurl.com/y7wowu3r.

    Designs must also meet LFUCG requirements, found here: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/ArtBox.



    Deadline for Proposals                                   Monday, January 31, 2019

    Artist Notification                                          Monday, February 7, 2019    

    Artist Contract                                              Friday, February 15, 2019

    Finalize Digital File for Print                           Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Installation Complete                                    Friday, March 22, 2019


The 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