All work must be original, executed by hand, or with the use of appropriate tools, and created by individuals (sales representatives and agents are not eligible). Each artist or artist collaboration must be juried individually.
The Community Arcade is located on the Boston City Hall Plaza along Cambridge Street near the Government Center T stop. There is no fee to exhibit. Each exhibitor will be provided with an 8' x 8' area with one table and 2 chairs. The artist provides all table coverings. There will be one space per artist.
Artists are responsible for transporting artwork to and from the site and for its installation and display. All work must be appropriately priced for sales. Exhibitions are displayed for public enjoyment and provide a unique opportunity to exhibit and sell works by the Boston art community.
You or your assistant must be in/or near your space ALL hours of operation, Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
Sale of Work
Artist(s) retain 100% of sales. The artist is responsible for collecting sales tax. The City Of Boston is not responsible for damage to work caused by the elements, theft, and or vandalism. Each artist should secure his or her own insurance.
All Boston area artists are eligible regardless of race, gender, belief, national origin, sexual orientation or physical disabilities. The Community Arcade Exhibition Committee will make the final exhibition selection. The committee may request a visit to the studio.
Please include the following items with completed proposal:
1. Applicants must submit 6 slides or photographs of the work that will be represented for sale. All slides must be 2 x 2, including the cardboard or plastic mount. Glass slides are not acceptable.
Each slide should include: name of artist, arrow indicating top of image, and the number of each slide or picture as it corresponds with the description on the application form.
2. A resume or brief description of your art experiences.
3. Artists statement of concept (a one-paragraph summary about the type of work you are presenting).
4. An SASE (self addressed stamped envelope .68)
5. All submissions not chosen will be returned.
Deliver or mail completed applications to:
Director of Technical Assistance for Visual Art
Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Boston City Hall Room 716
Boston MA 02201
V 617/635-3245 F 617/635-3031