Main Street Arts is a non-profit arts organization located in the historic, picturesque village of Clifton Springs, NY. Programming includes exhibitions, youth programming, an art resource library, workshops, and events. 

Main Street Arts also owns Sulfur Books, an independent bookstore located at 18 East Main Street in Clifton Springs, NY.

Apply for juried exhibition opportunities and open call for work below.

Submit your work for consideration to our upcoming exhibition, which will focus on works inspired by the natural world. This call for work will result in an invitational group exhibition and all media and interpretations of the theme are welcome. Artists may submit up to 10 pieces and are encouraged to submit that many, as selected artists will be invited to show multiple works.

Please note, this opportunity is available for artists 18+ residing in New York State, with a focus on the regions of central NY, western NY, and Finger Lakes regions. There is no fee to submit your work.


Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Saturday, June 10, 2023
  • Notification to artists: by June 15, 2023
  • Accepted artwork due: Saturday, July 22, 2023
  • Exhibition Dates: August 5–September 13, 2023


Main Street Arts is always interested in seeing your new work. We are looking for submissions from artists located in upstate New York working in all media.

When submitting, please keep in mind that we review these submissions twice annually and will respond accordingly. If your work is not selected to be in an invitational exhibition, please submit again. In addition to our open call, we also have national juried exhibitions, you can also see those opportunities at: www.MainStreetArtsCS.org/submissions

Thank you for your interest in showing your work at Main Street Arts.

Are you interested in teaching a workshop at Main Street Arts? Let us know! We are looking for artist/instructors to lead a variety of workshops throughout 2023.

Our facility includes an etching press, an electric kiln, easels, access to a sink, and workshop tables and chairs which can be raised and lowered depending on needs of the workshop.Our facility includes an etching press, an electric kiln, easels, access to a sink, a wide variety of tools and supplies, and workshop tables and chairs which can be raised and lowered depending on needs of the workshop.

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