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

  • LexArts and Red Mile are currently looking for artists to participate in an artist fair during the Kentucky Sire Stakes Day at Red Mile on September 16, 2018. The greenspace near the Round Barn, accessible by Tattersalls Way, will be utilized for artist and other vendors.  Artists who have participated in the Woodland Art Fair or Kentucky Crafted Market are pre-qualified to participate.  Other artists can also apply, a committee will review the artists website and artwork.  Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.  
    Artists must provide their own 10' x 10' tent and any display furniture.  Booth Fees are $100, a double space is available for $150. Artists can setup as early at 9am on September 16, 2018, the fair will run Noon - 6pm,  Races will occur 3pm - 6pm.  To register a space, complete the form here:

    You will be contacted by LexArts to confirm your booth reservation and arrange for payment.  Artists retain 100% of sales of their artwork.  


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 



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