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Life in the City Applications Now Open

Front Street invites all visual artists, 18 years and older, of all mediums, styles, and techniques, from across the world to apply to the "4th Annual Life in the City" juried exhibition. 

Applicants should provide a brief artist statement, as well as a statement about how your work relates to "Life in the City."  

Artists are encouraged to submit original work that represents the remarkable architecture, rich history, and/or modern urban lifestyles experienced in cities across the world. 

We are excited to announce this year's guest juror, Julie Riley!  Juile is an artist of representational expressionism and has shown her work throughout Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus.  Julie received the "People's Choice Award" in the inaugural Life in the City, 2019. 

One artist will be awarded "Best in Show" for best representation of "Life in the City."  This artist will receive a $500 cash prize and a solo show at Front Street to be held April 2023 during our outdoor season kickoff!


Application Fee: $25 - all applicants will receive a free Front Street T-shirt.  You will receive a notification to pay your fee, once you have submitted your application.  Application fees are due by JULY 8th at Midnight to ensure your application is reviewed by the jury.
Application DEADLINE:  July 8, 2022 at Midnight
Notice of Acceptance: July 21st
Artwork Drop Off Dates: July 22nd - 29th
Artwork Pick Up Dates: August 22nd - 26th
(Office Hours Mon - Fri 9AM - 4PM)
Artist's Reception
August 4, 2022 | 6PM - 8PM
Enjoy live music from Willow, light refreshments, and mingling with fellow artists at the private Artist's Reception.
Opening Reception
August 5, 2022 | 5PM - 9PM

Enjoy live music from Blue Heron Trio, dinner from The Rolling Oasis, and a walk through the complex touring surrounding art studios and other gallery openings.  The night is free to attend and offers free, onsite parking.  The food truck accepts cash and card while artists vary.

Closing Reception
August 21, 2022 | 11AM - 4PM

Enjoy live music from Scott Lindberg and peruse the surrounding market, studios, and galleries!  The day is free to attend and offers free, onsite parking.  The food truck accepts cash and card while vendors and artists vary.

The Front Street Experience
1001 East 2nd Street, Building 100, CD Hall