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Art Around Town

New Call for Submissions:
Hanging and Opening on February 17

Hanging Date: February 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Port Theatre (Drop off work at the Port Theatre lobby)

Art Around Town is open to Nanaimo Art Council members only.
This exhibit is 2-D work only and will show for approximately 3 months.
Work will be juried by the Hanging Committee on the day of hanging
Work must be for sale. Commission is 30%.
Due to space limitations, outside dimensions must be NO LARGER THAN 36 inches in the longest dimension.
All work must be hanging ready, appropriately framed or finished with braided-wire hangers and the artist name, medium, title of work, and price firmly affixed to the back of the art.
Space is limited so only one piece per artist will be hung.

Entrants are required to register before February 14 online at https://nanaimoartscouncil.ca/programs/art-around-town/. Note that registration is necessary. Those not pre-registered will not have their work accepted. Due to space limitations, we will limit the number of entries to 25.

Work currently showing at the Port Theatre is to be picked up at 10:00 on February 17.

Use the button below to submit, but YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT TO SEE THE FORM AND SUBMIT.

 

 

Currently at the Port Theatre

Salmon sculptures swim across the high ceilings in the curved lobby of Nanaimo’s Port Theatre. Their leaping bodies appear to lead you to nooks and crannies hung with local artwork on the walls of the first and second floors of the 800-seat theatre located on the corner of Front Street and Museum Way. The Port Theatre has been hosting Art Around Town for over fifteen years. 

A new version of Art Around Town went up on November the 18th. Check it out! If you can’t make it to the theatre, you can view the works online in our Sun Star Gallery.

Art Around Town allows artists to display their work while adding a healthy dose of colour to the lobby walls for concert goers to enjoy. There is a pleasant surprise in every corner including framed photographs, multimedia work on archival paper and numerous vibrant landscapes reminiscent of the style of E.J. Hughes. Prices are reasonable, so if you find a work you would love to own, remember that your purchase goes towards supporting a local artist.

Greg Graham, senior Front of House Manager is always excited to see what new work will be displayed whenever there is a changeover of the art.  “It’s the joy of my life,” says Graham. The Port Theatre is very supportive of local art, and the theatre’s management believes it’s important to showcase artists from a wide range of backgrounds, working in many different styles.

CALL TO ARTISTS!

 

ART AROUND TOWN
@
THE PORT THEATRE

Hanging Date: October 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Port Theatre

We are excited to announce that the Art around Town show at the Port Theatre is now open for registration!

  • Art Around Town is open only to Nanaimo Art Council members

  • Renew your membership at https://www.nanaimoartscouncil.ca/join

  • This exhibit is 2-D work only and will show for approximately 3 months

  • Work will be juried by the Hanging Committee on the day of hanging

  • Work must be for sale. Commission is 30%

  • Due to space limitations, outside dimensions must be NO LARGER THAN 36 inches in the longest dimension

  • All work must be hanging ready, appropriately framed or finished with braided-wire hangers and the artist name, medium, title of work, and price firmly affixed to the back of the art

  • Space is limited so only one piece per artist will be hung

Entrants are required to register before October 12 using the form below.
Note that registration is necessary. Due to space limitations, we will limit the number of entries to 25.  Those not pre-registered will not have their work accepted.