Artist Submissions

December 6 - 28, 2019

Main Exhibition

Localized: Call Out to Artists of Garfield Park and Bean Creek Neighborhoods

Exhibit Overview

Curated by a committee of neighborhood artists in collaboration with the Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car, this exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of mediums by local artists that reside in Garfield Park. The pieces aim to celebrate the history and vibrant culture of Garfield Park, Indianapolis’ oldest park, and artwork will be displayed in two galleries across the neighborhood: Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car’s Tube Factory artspace. The exhibition and opening will be a celebration of living in the Garfield Park neighborhood and telling stories about the history of the area through the eyes of Garfield Park residents and artists.

Submission Details:​ 

Deadline to apply Oct. 26, 2019


Lobby, Second Floor, Third Floor

Artists interested in exhibiting artwork for a longer period of time are welcome to submit pieces to install inside our facility in our lobby, second floor halls, or third floor halls. Outdoor or indoor public art installations can also be accommodated. There is no cost to submit. Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to


Gallery spaces in the Lobby, Second Floor, and Third Floor are booked through 2019. Please contact us, if you’d like to be considered as an alternate or for hosting a show in 2020.

Guidelines and Requirements

There is no cost to submit.

Unless otherwise specified, acceptable media include, but are not limited to: painting, drawing, fiber arts, digital art, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media, collage, assemblage, mosaics, metalsmithing and woodworking. Please note that we cannot display video/film art at this time.

Artists can submit multiple pieces of artwork. All artwork must be original.

Freestanding work must not exceed seventy‐two (72) inches in height or fifty (50) pounds. Original 2D works must not be larger than 48” x 60.”


All works must be ready to hang or install upon arrival. If your piece hangs, some sort of hanging structure, such as a wire, must be included as we cannot hang anything from the ceiling. Please contact GPAC for information or questions.


Please note that artists cannot store any packing materials at GPAC. All materials used to transport and protect artwork must be taken back with the artist, or they will be disposed of. If shipped, artwork must be picked up at the end of the exhibit. We cannot ship any artwork back to the artist. Please contact GPAC, if you have questions regarding this policy.

Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing us at or by mailing a portfolio to The Garfield Park Arts Center. In your email or mailed portfolio, please include your name, address, phone number, email, a short artist statement or bio, and a brief description of your work including: titles for each piece, mediums, dimensions, and prices. Please also include the images of your work you intend to submit for the exhibition, either attached to the email or on a CD, if mailing a portfolio.

Artists will be notified of all decisions via email within one week after the submission deadline.

All works must be delivered to the Arts Center during open hours. If you would like to make arrangements to drop off your work during non-business hours, please call or email us.

The GPAC is a family friendly venue so all artwork must be venue appropriate. Unconcealed or distasteful nudity cannot be accepted. Please contact us if you have any questions or need clarifications regarding this policy.

Artwork must be picked up within 1-2 weeks after the exhibition ends during GPAC business hours.


The Garfield Park Arts Center does take a 10% commission any artwork sold. Please contact us for more information on our art sales policy.


Upcoming Closures          

November 5, 2019             Election Day   

November 11, 2019           Veteran's Day    

November 28 - 30, 2019    Thanksgiving Holiday

December 24-26, 2019      Christmas Holiday           

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