Join us in welcoming a new season with new opportunities to engage with and experience. Connect to the arts and each other with a host of diverse classes, theatre and events, and lots of opportunities for local artists!
Upcoming Exhibition: Feedback Loop
On display November 4 – 26 • Anne Stagg and Laura Tanner Graham are visual artists whose work pulls from their experiences growing up in the South. Though outwardly, their work appears to be very different, one using abstraction and the other using collage with pictorial imagery, they both turn a critical eye towards the South and explore how built systems and false narratives reinforce systems of inequity and invisibility.
Opening reception: November 4 from 5 – 7 p.m.
In the Theatre Lobby: Carol Imes-Luscombe and Kathryn Kain
In the Member Gallery: Tamara Culp
You’re Invited: Artist Mixer
Nov 10, 5 – 7 p.m. • Connect with the creative community at our Visual Artist Mixer. See familiar faces, introduce yourself to new ones and share some laughs for an evening of connection. The evening will feature light refreshments and of course, lots of art. While this event is free, an RSVP is required.
Member’s Exhibition: Small Works Off the Walls
On Display December 2- 31 • Coinciding with the onset of the holiday shopping season, this gallery show features artworks of all mediums priced at $200 or less. All sales are “cash and carry,” meaning purchasers will get to take the piece with them when they buy it, instead of waiting until the end of the exhibit. If you are an Alliance member, consider submitting two (2) original 2D or 3D artworks for exhibit in the gallery. Every artwork must be for sale and priced $200 or under.
Artwork Drop-off: Monday November 28 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Opening reception: December 2 from 5 – 7 p.m. • See it first. See it free. This event is open to the public. Come meet your neighbors at this free event!
In the Theatre Lobby: John Merchant and Sandra Fay Mark
In the Member Gallery: Ella Ellis
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Donate Artwork: Not On My Walls Exhibition
Are your walls crowded with once-loved art? Have art that doesn’t go with your living room redecoration? We want it! Let us help you un-funk your walls and give your art a second chance at life.
Join us for a White-Elephant-style exhibition of unwanted art. Our collection awaits your discerning eye! This sale will help you cycle out art that no longer fits your aesthetic, purchase new art and support the Alliance as 100% of proceeds go right back into our community and the Alliance’s mission to transform lives and improve our community through the arts.
The event will open with a tacky holiday reception judged and hosted by Marc Collins and Stephanie Davis on Thursday, December, 1 from 5 – 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.
Have artwork to donate to the event? Please drop off your art on Monday, November 28 between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. A $10 entry fee will apply, and you will receive (1) ticket to the Thursday reception. Art should be priced to sell at a flat price of either $25, $50, $75, or $100. All money generated from sales will benefit the Alliance for the Arts. During the reception on December 1, Marc Collins and Stephanie Davis will award one piece with the “Crowning Jewel” award along with a free membership to the Alliance for the Arts. Art that does not sell should be picked up on Monday, January 2 before 5 p.m.
Apply to be a Vendor: Annual Arts & Ends Holiday Sale
December 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Our annual Arts and Ends Holiday Sale returns December 3rd! Want to be involved? This year we are taking vendor applications. If you make art or handmade gifts of any kind and would like to be involved in this exciting and festive holiday event, submit your application now! The sale will be held on December 3rd from 9am-1pm. If you would like to be a part of the fun, submit an application by 5 p.m. on November 7th. You will be notified of your acceptance to sell by November 11.
Vendor Application →
Submissions Opening Soon: 37th Annual All Florida Exhibition
Submissions open November 1 • This annual show is the most anticipated of the year. As the name suggests, this exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. The juried entries come together for an award-winning and exciting exhibition representing today’s contemporary Florida artists.
Awards include $1,000 cash for Best In Show, a 2nd Place gift certificate, $100 cash for 3rd place and Jurors Choice Award(s) of Alliance for the Arts membership(s).
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Want to Exhibit in the Main Gallery?
The Alliance for the Arts invites artists to submit proposals for exhibitions in our galleries. We are interested in all media. Themes we are planning to explore included fine art quilts, site-specific installations, contemporary Florida, ethnicity, fiber art, photography, digital arts, or cultural phenomenon.
Proposal Guidelines →
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