New artist opportunities at BAYarts

BAYarts' Annual Juried Show in the Sullivan Family Gallery in the Fuller House.

BAYarts' mission is to support professional and aspiring artists of all ages. By providing income and exposure for northeast Ohio artists through exhibitions, consignment and various events, BAYarts' roster of regional artists continues to grow and diversify. This year, along with BAYarts' signature events, many new opportunities are available.

For visual artists, BAYarts' Annual Juried Exhibition is now online with the opening and awards presentation in the Sullivan Family Gallery March 11; this exhibition has been a great way to discover new artists and also see the best new work of familiar artists.

BAYarts' annual Art & Music Fest returns on June 18 after being on hold for two years, offering affordable booth fees (juried selection) and live music – a great kickoff to summer.

By popular demand, BAYarts' Thursday Market has been extended from June through October. New this year: a three-day Plein Air Event in October with artists from across northeast Ohio participating for cash prizes, culminating in an exhibition and sale (details to be announced). BAYarts' consignment shop accepts new artists year round culminating in the annual holiday shop in November. 

For performing artists, musicians who have played at BAYarts are familiar with the appreciative audiences on the Huntington Reservation campus: whether at the Art & Music Fest, part of the Summer Concert Series or "passing the hat" during the market. It is thanks to the support of organizations like the Bay Village Foundation and local business sponsors that these events remain free to the public; for information on sponsoring an artist or event contact 

Whether an artist or an art lover, it's what makes our Westshore communities so unique. Come and enjoy. Artist applications for all of the above can be found at or email  

Nancy Heaton

Nancy Heaton is Executive Director at BAYarts

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 10:13 AM, 01.18.2022