Competitions & Exhibitions

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Many of the festival’s competitions & exhibitions are curated through an application process. To access available applications, visit the apply page.

Core_AWallsView thought provoking, outdoor sculptures by established and emerging artists from across the nation in this annual juried competition and exhibition.


Fine craft artists from across the state will display inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and three-dimensional mixed media in this annual juried competition and exhibition.

MayaSpeaksWisdom_AishaLumumbaA Piece of Peace – The 10th installment of this annual exhibition showcases creations by African American fiber artists from across the nation. This year’s theme challenged artists to create a fiber work, such as an art quilt, doll, wearable art piece, etc., that expresses their personal vision of peace.

JudgedPhotographyExFine Art will be exhibited in five categories: Acrylic, Oil, Drawing/Pastel, Watercolor, and Mixed Media. Professional & Amateur Photography in the categories of color and monochrome will also be on display.

A variety of solo exhibitions by national and local artists will be on display in various venues.

IMG_1863A number of sculpture pieces will be temporarily installed throughout the city in public parks, green spaces, and public buildings.

Youth Art ExhibitionView works in a variety of subjects and media by youth artists from across the Tri-county area.