Art in the Open Call for Artists

Work by AiO artist Tyler Kline. Photo by Karen Jenkins

Work: AiO artist Tyler Kline. Photo: Karen Jenkins

FEE (USD): $35.00

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Professional artists working in all media are invited to participate in Art in the Open 2016. Beginning Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2016, artists will use Philadelphia’s Schuylkill River Banks as their studio space, creating new works of art ‘outside, on-site.’

Art in the Open encourages both artists and audiences to draw inspiration from the city’s natural and urban landscapes. Using the SchuylkillRiverBanksPark as studio space, participating artists will have the opportunity to explore new or extend current working methods, develop process-oriented projects, and respond to a compelling intersection of urban and natural spaces in the public realm. Selected artists will have the opportunity to participate in complementary programming, public engagement events, and to exhibit artwork created during AiO in a series of gallery exhibition. For more information about the event visit 


• 8-12,000 visitors per year (on the Schuylkill Banks)

• 30+ Organizational Partners 25 Related programs off and on-site

Annette Monnier, University City Arts League
Orlando Pelliccia, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery
Douglas Schaller, Locks Gallery

Artists do not need to be from the Philadelphia region to apply.

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Upcoming Events

  1. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    March 8 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  2. “Make & Take” w/ Greensgrow Farms

    March 10 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  3. “Make & Take” with Greensgrow Farms

    March 11 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  4. The Historic Fairmount Water Works: Inside & Out

    March 11 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  5. 2018 Walk for Water (5K Run/Walk)

    March 24 @ 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM