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.

This call for work is inspired by the 2024 Great North American Eclipse, which will travel up through the country from Texas to Maine on April 8, 2024. Artwork submitted should be related to the sun, the moon, the eclipse, light and darkness, or other interpretations of this theme.

There is no fee to submit your work to this opportunity. You may submit up to 5 pieces for consideration.

Open to artists (18+) working in all media residing in one of the states within the path of totality of the 2024 eclipse: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont.

Submission Deadline: December 16, 2023

Notifications to Artists: January 6, 2024

Accepted artwork due: February 17, 2024

Opening Reception: March 2, 2024

More Information: What is a 'path of totality'? During a solar eclipse, the moon's shadow covers the sun, creating a shadow zone where the phenomenon can be observed. When a total eclipse occurs, the area where the eclipse can be seen is referred to as the “path of totality”.

For more information on the Great North American Eclipse (April 8, 2024) visit:

Submit your work for consideration to the newest gallery space at Main Street Arts! The Stairwell Gallery will feature small solo exhibitions by artists from our region. Please note, this opportunity is available for artists ages 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.

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.

Main Street Arts