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Open Calls for Art

Open Calls for Art

The mission of the Wheeling Artisan Center Gallery is to promote and support artists by providing a platform for showcasing their work, fostering community engagement, and contributing to Wheeling’s vibrant art scene. We’re excited to offer several art shows throughout the year. Please see our list of open calls and complete your submission by the corresponding deadlines.

The Mixtape

Application Deadline: Feb. 9, 2024

Mixtape – a compilation of music, typically from multiple sources, recorded onto a medium.

In the 1970s – just as hip-hop was emerging as a new genre – the mixtape was an essential tool for rap artists to discover new beats, gain exposure, and share their work. Thanks, in part, to the spread of mixtapes, hip-hop has evolved into a form of creative expression rooted in resourcefulness, artistry, and style.

The Mixtape invites artists to create their own visual and conceptual mixtape, bringing together elements of hip-hop culture through their chosen art form. Whether it’s the beats of music, the creativity of fashion, the bold statements of graffiti, or any other element that speaks to you—this exhibit will showcase the far-reaching influence hip-hop continues to have on culture.

Applications for this event have closed.
Hip Hop Gallery

The opening of this exhibit will be on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Hip Hop: A Black Tie Affair. Learn more here.

Take a Sip

Application Deadline: March 8, 2024

The Artisan Center Gallery, in partnership with Ceramics Take Over Wheeling, will host a ceramic mug exhibition and sale. Artists are invited to submit up to 5 functional ceramic mugs, cups, tumblers, yunomi, pour-overs, etc. to be featured in this exhibit. Mugs with funky features or design elements are encouraged!


Spooky Little Art Show

Application Deadline: Sept. 27, 2024

This exhibit will feature small-scale Halloween-themed artwork that does not exceed 8 x 8 in. Open to all artists and mediums. Submit your bone-chilling drawings, paintings, sculptures, posters, installations, and more by Sept. 27, 2024. Artists may submit up to 5 pieces.

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