CALLS FOR ART

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SIDE STREET TV

A network of alternative media, video, live music, and whatever else makes you glitch.

Online/virtual only.

Open-ended Submission

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Black Spectrum: What I See, How I See It

This gallery show is in honor of Black History Month in February 2022. This is an open call to all artists working in any medium to interpret and express this theme of multiplicity and diversity.

The exhibition will be open to the public from February 4 - February 27 with an opening reception Friday, February 4 from 6-9 pm.

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YEAR 9 

Our 9th annual JURIED anniversary exhibition is open to the public from March 4 - March 27, 2022, with an opening reception Friday, March 4 from 6-9 pm. 
This is a juried call to all artists working in any medium to participate in our anniversary exhibition.

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THE LONG RED LINE

Open Call For Visual Art, Poetry, Dance, and Music.​

Submit your work and help create change through self-expression, awareness, and developing & supporting your community.

Visual art exhibit runs April 1st - 30th, with performances scheduled for:

  • Thursday, April 7

  • Thursday, April 14

  • Thursday, April 21

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MONOCHROME: YELLOW

Side Street Studio Arts announces a pop-up exhibition - Monochrome: Yellow for May 2022!

Monochrome describes paintings, drawings, sculpture, design, or photographs in one color or values of one color. Yellow can describe a color, a mood perhaps. This is an open call to all artists working in any medium that adheres to the theme Monochrome: Yellow. 

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Going Dutch

The 12th annual Going Dutch Festival, produced by Side Street Studio Arts, is a celebration of the female voice in dance, music, theater, and the visual arts.

The Festival will be held in Elgin, IL June 3-12, 2022.

Festival acceptance will go out Monday, February 14

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OFF THE WALL 2K22

OFF THE WALL 2K22 showcases non-traditional and alternative works that utilize conventional and non-conventional installation procedures, including but not limited to: textiles, kinetic works, clay, ironwork, energy (sound and light), projection... any artwork in the 3rd dimension or other hybrid forms may be submitted. 

This exhibit is open to the public August 5 - 28/Opening Reception Friday, August 5 from 6-9pm.

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Esperanza

In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, Side Street Studio Arts presents Esperanza.

This exhibit celebrates stories of hope and of perseverance in the face of adversity and of struggle across time and place. Submissions are open for forward-looking, inspirational and personal, past or present representations of courage and resilience and dreams yet to be realized.

The exhibit is open to the public September 16 - October 2 with an opening reception Friday, September 16, 2022 from 6-9pm.

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Something Wicked...

Side Street Studio Arts' 10th Annual Something Wicked... a variety of art media whose subject matter is meant to instill a combined sense of wonder, awe, and perhaps a little dread in the City of Elgin's art scene.

This is a juried call to all artists working in any medium to participate.
This exhibition is open to the public from October 7 - October 30, with an Opening Reception Friday, October 7 from 7-10 pm. 

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Submissions: Ongoing

You may submit work, performance video, or outside programming ideas at any time HERE. We will contact you in the future for exhibitions and/or other programs and workshops in which we feel you may be a good fit.