Side Street Studio Arts is now accepting submissions for Lockdown Renaissance, an IN-PERSON exhibition highlighting the changes in identity during quarantine. How has your identity (or the way you’ve perceived it) changed through the summer of social isolation and quarantine? You may pair submissions symbolizing oneself before lockdown, and how one would like to be after lockdown. Themes of social justice and mental health are encouraged, or any other path that relates to the title! Submit works in any form of visual art (ie. photography, painting, sculpture, etc.) or any written piece for a chance to win the grand prize! Work will be judged based on technique, artistry, relevance to the title of the show, and creativity by a select panel of Elgin artists and advocates.

  • GRAND PRIZE: $100 cash prize, and a $200 tuition voucher for any Side Street Studio Arts class

  • Submission is $5 (A one-time fee for up to 3 submissions). Fee will go towards the grand prize.

  • Age Range: Entering 7th grade-Having completed college within a year of submission date

  • Deadline for submissions - Monday, July 27th, 2020

  • Drop off: Wednesday, July 29th - Sunday, August 2nd.

  • Pick up: August 9th-11th

  • Submissions will be limited to 3 works or less. 

  • This exhibition is hosted at Side Street Studio Arts from Friday, August 7th - Sunday, August 9th.

  • No late submissions will be accepted

  • Please complete the form below to submit.