East 11th Street Outdoor Art Exhibition Project

Call for Entries:

Send photos of the proposed artworks
by email to dvieira@diversearts.org
or by mail to 1601 E 5th St, Ste 106,
Austin, TX 78702.

Display End: November 1st
(Possibly longer)

Kenny Dorham's Backyard
1106 East 11th Street


DiverseArts announces the launch of our East 11th Street Outdoor Art Exhibition Project at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard in the heart of the East Austin Cultural Heritage District. This venue, which serves as a community gathering spot for weekly family-friendly, culturally rich programming, will be opened up for the public to enjoy artworks chosen from local artists. Beginning immediately, DiverseArts is accepting submissions for this new community exhibition project highlighting local artists and celebrating the Cultural Heritage District. These artworks will be on display until November 1st, or possibly longer.

DiverseArts seeks original artworks (artworks need not be created specifically for the space if the artist has an existing piece that they wish to submit) of a scale and material fit for outdoor display. Abstract and figurative works are both appropriate. Sculptures may rest on the ground, or on a base provided by the artist. DiverseArts has adequate commercial liability insurance, however, artists should be mindful that the venue is an outdoor performance and community gathering space. Materials and construction should be durable and weather-resistant. DiverseArts will offer installation assistance, but artists must provide any technology and materials specifically needed for the installation of their piece.

Please keep in mind that Kenny Dorham’s Backyard is a kid-friendly space and frequently hosts family-oriented programming when submitting artworks. Preference will also be given to artworks that reflect the Cultural Heritage District or the venue (such as artworks celebrating jazz, African American culture, etc.).  DiverseArts welcomes proposals that include the option for the actual art-making process and construction to take place onsite as a public demonstration project.