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.

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:

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

A national juried exhibition open to all media. The themes of artwork submitted will deal with the notion of looking into or out of something—whether literal or metaphorical This exhibition is open to all U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. This exhibition will take place physically in the gallery and work will be available to preview and purchase in our online gallery shop.

Juror: Francisco Hernandez-Illizaliturri, founder of Buffalo Art Movement

A total of $1,000 in cash awards, "Best in Show" receives $500!

• Submission Deadline: Saturday, February 26, 2022
• Jurying Process: March 1–7
• Notification to artists: The week of March 7, 2022
• Exhibition Dates: April 16–May 26, 2022
• Artwork due to gallery: By Saturday, April 2

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In addition to the exhibition, we also select a number of artists to write about their process as part of our Inside The Artist's Studio blog feature. You can read about artists from past exhibitions here.

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