From Artful Opportunities to Community Support
There are many ways for artists to get inspired and get involved in the Near West Side. From our quarterly Gallery Night exhibits to the annual Mobile Lantern Film series, we have opportunities for artists working in all mediums, and the Near West Side Arts Initiative doesn’t stop when the event is over - we need dedicated, creative individuals to help keep the momentum going.
Check out the opportunities below or contact us to volunteer.
Public Art Calls
Bringing together artists, neighbors, and businesses encourages something magical in our part of the city. Find out what projects are going on right now, in your backyard.
Gallery Night Exhibits
The Mobile Design Box is a partnership between the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, local artists, and community stakeholders to create vibrant spaces. This venue provides space for the exhibition of work by local artists and SARUP students.
Mobile Lantern Festival
The Mobile Lantern is a one-night-only film and performance exhibit that engages the Near West Side community by showing art in an entirely new way. The festival will be held on September 13, 2019. Film proposals are accepted throughout the year.