Walk In Art Center Juried Artist Collective Program


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Mission

As Walk In Art Center Juried Artists, our goal is to grow and develop our skills both individually and collectively. We will strive to achieve this shared commitment through the use of our creativity and imagination as artists to stimulate, educate, illuminate, thought-provoke, and entertain.

WIAC Artist Collective Meetings

Each quarter, the Artists’ Collective meets to discuss opportunities and generate ideas to help grow the Collective, the individual artists, and the Walk In Art Center as a whole. Members of the Artists’ Collective are asked to contribute significantly to at least one major event at the WIAC. This may be a fundraising event, capital campaign project, or off-location festival participation. The meetings allow the artists to commune with like-minded individuals, create impactful ways to improve our community, and spread the word of the Walk In Art Center. Meetings are typically held following a first Friday studio walk.


Artist Only Nights

Each month are artists are invited to attend artist only opportunities to connect and bond with fellow Artist Collective members. Activities may include special art classes, drawing events, movie nights, or whatever the group has an interest in pursuing. Information is provided monthly to the artists by email and Facebook for upcoming events.


Drink & Draw

Join the WIAC Artists for a night on the town. A location is sent out to all artists to meet. This is an organic evening of friends, laughter and art. Bring your art supplies and engage in an impromptu art session. Check website calendar for dates and location. Must be 21+ to participate.

Benefits of a WIAC Artist

  • An opportunity to share work and updates of shows, awards and special projects for promotional purposes
  • Networking and professional development
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Community outreach projects and events
  • Pathway towards a WIAC Studio Artists position
  • Participation in WIAC Artists’ Exhibitions
  • Participation in WIAC Artist of the Month exhibit during a scheduled First Friday Open House
  • Educational opportunities:
    Instruct or host a WIAC class or workshop (stipend offered)
    Take part in educational opportunities at the WIAC
  • Invitation to select Artists-Only-After-Hours Events
  • Mentoring by WIAC Studio and/or Alumni Artists
  • Participation in our Art Market Sales Area throughout Studio Row
  • Camaraderie with local artists

Requirements of a WIAC Artist

  • Must be a creative individual seeking artistic growth in fine arts and fine crafts
    • Fine crafts include such work as ceramics, textiles, jewelry, all kinds of sculpture, glass, photography, video and more
  • Fill out the online application and bring a portfolio to jury committee for review – three (3) to five (5) pieces
  • $50 membership fee per year or $30 per year with Student ID
    • Opportunities for needs-based sponsorships are available
  • All WIAC Artists must participate in at least three (3) First Saturday Open Houses
  • All WIAC Artists must contribute annually to the WIAC community service projects

To Become a WIAC Artist

To apply complete online registration

WIAC Artist Jury Committee

  • Composed of 4 studio and Artists Collective Members
    • Reviews are scheduled on a rolling basis.


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