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Life in the City 2024 Exhibition


The Front Street Gallery is excited to announce a CALL for ARTISTS for its 6th Annual “Life in the City” Juried Exhibition, to be held August 2 - 18, 2024.  
Life in the City is an annual art exhibition focused on celebrating diversity in culture, architecture, historical events, and urban lifestyles found in cities across the world.  Artists 18 years and older of every media, background, and location are encouraged to share their perspectives and experiences through their artwork and artist statement.
Artists are invited to submit up to three works of art.  Each work may be a different medium than the other, all mediums will be considered.  There is an application fee of $25 due at the time of submitting your application.  
All showing artists will be considered for “Best in Show.”  This year’s winning artist will receive $500 and a solo show in April 2025.  All paid applicants will receive a t-shirt regardless of whether their work is accepted.

We are excited to announce this year’s guest juror, Michael Coppage. 
Michael Coppage is a conceptual artist using an interdisciplinary, dialectical approach to address social issues surrounding race and language. Originally from Chicago, He has lived and worked in Cincinnati since 2007. Coppage is the three-time recipient of Artswave’s Truth and Reconciliation grant, Ohio Pretrial Justice grant, and received Awesome Foundation grants in New York and Philadelphia. He is the recipient of the Ohio Arts Councils Individual Artistic Excellence award, Artist Opportunities Grant and The Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Foundation Enlightenment Award. He completed a TEDx Talk titled “Everybody’s Racist….and it’s O.K” and he gained international attention with his recent project “BLACK BOX” : a community impact project aimed at demystifying blackness and creating authentic experiences that replaces bias and preconceived notions related to “Black”. This series has impacted over 2 million people in 29 countries and has been exhibited in Puerto Rico, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 21c Museum Hotel, Medici Museum, Ohio Arts Councils Riffe Gallery and at ArtCrawl Harlem on Governors Island in New York two consecutive years in a row to name a few. Coppage has gained some attention recently with a body of work entitled “American+” and has completed several public works in the United States. Read more here.


Important Dates:
May 13 - July 14: Applications Open
July 14, 2024: Applications close at midnight
July 19: Acceptance/rejection emails sent out
July 24, 25, 26: (10AM - 4PM) Art Drop off, ready to hang NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS
August 1, 2024: (6-8PM) Private Reception for artists and families
August 2, 2024: (5-9PM) Opening Reception
August 18, 2024: (11-4PM) Closing Reception (Take artwork home after 4PM.)
August 19, 20: (10AM-4PM) Artwork Pickup