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UPCOMING

*Please note: all visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks when inside the building. Thank you for helping keep the community safe!

Open for Submissions

Open & Shut

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VIRTUAL GALLERY

October 3 - 31

New England Watercolor Society

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An Image is Worth a Thousand Words

An Image is Worth a Thousand Words

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Regional Student Art Showcase

Virtual Student Art Showcase

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Darin Conway

30 Years in the Making

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Ekphrastic Extravaganza

Ekphrastic Extravaganza: Art & Poetry

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Wearable Art

2nd Annual Wearable Art Exhibit

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CWA Inc.

CWA National Juried Exhibition

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Artist Members Exhibit

10th Annual ACE Artist Members Exhibit

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Photography Exhibit

9th Annual Photography Exhibit

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Signature Artist Members Exhibit

3rd Annual Signature Artist Members Exhibit

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In Bloom

In Bloom

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ACE Students Show

Annual ACE Students Show

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UPCOMING Artist Opportunities

  • Juried exhibits are open at artists 18 years of age and older.
  • Each artist may submit up to five (5) pieces.
  • All artwork must NOT have been included in previous ACE juried exhibits.
  • All artwork must be original (no kits).
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable entry fee for submissions: $27 for one (1) piece, $37 for up to three (3) pieces, $47 for up to five (5) pieces.

Unless specified in the description as “online gallery only,” all accepted art work must be dropped off in person, completed, and wired or otherwise ready to be hung and displayed.

Ace receives a 30% commission on sales for non-Artist Members, and a 20% commission on sales for Artist Members.

Open & Shut Exhibit
Juried multimedia exhibit

Submission Deadline: November 8
Jury Results: November 15

Accepted Artists Drop Off: Sunday, November 28, 10:00am–2:00pm & Monday, November 29, 2:00–6:00pm

 Exhibit Dates: December 2–December 18
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm

As we approach the closing of the year and the opening of the next, it brings to mind all kinds of opening and closings, beginnings and endings: the sunrise at the opening of the day, the first pitch the first cast on baseball or fishing opening day, or something as simple as the opening of a window; or the sunset at the close of the day, the bar at closing time, or something as simple as a closed bud. Whether literal metaphorical, what are the openings or closings that have inspired you to capture in your art?

Jurors: Mary Beth Dowlin and Carey Mack Weber

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Please be advised that Arts Center East retains the right to refuse any work if it is not wired and ready to hang, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue. Work must remain on view for the duration of the exhibition.

Any artwork that is not picked up after 30 days from the exhibition end date will become property of Arts Center East, with the artist relinquishing all rights to said artwork.

Holiday Artisan Craft Fair Dates: November 11–14 & 18–21
Holiday Artisan Craft Fair Hours: Thursday & Friday, 1:00–5:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am–5:00pm; Sunday 10:00am–3:00pm

Arts Center East’s Holiday Artisan Craft Fair is open for applications!

Application Deadline: Tuesday, October 12
Artisans Notified: No later than October 15

Our popular Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Fair returns this November to showcase local and regional artisans and celebrate the season!

Click here to fill out the application form

Eligible merchandise includes: toiletries & self-care items (soaps, lotions, candles, etc.), jewelry, stationary, ceramics, wood crafts, textiles, home décor, and unique gift items. All items must be handmade. Suggested maximum retail value is around $100. Most items should be priced under $50.

Exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support from our community and visitors.

*Please note: as of September 30, 2021 Arts Center East is requiring all staff, volunteers, instructors, students, and long-term renters to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of your being in the building. All visitors, staff, and volunteers are required to wear masks when inside the building, regardless of vaccination status.

Thank you for helping keep the community safe!

  • Eureka Gallery/Classroom Rental Rates
    Hourly rental per room: $25.00
    Daily rental per room: $150.00 (6 hour maximum)
  • Eureka Gallery – Rental for Exhibits*
    Weekly rate: $100.00

The lower level/ground floor includes a classroom with a sink and the Eureka Gallery, which is perfect for exhibits, presentations, and performances. Food may be served. No alcohol is permitted.

Artists looking to rent the Eureka Gallery to exhibit their work must provide a brief description of their intended exhibition and images to be reviewed at the time of requesting the gallery space.

Please be advised that Arts Center East retains the right to refuse any work if it is not wired and ready to hang, or if it is inappropriate for the exhibition venue.

*Exhibitor provides food and hosts for the reception and agrees that classes and/or groups or individuals may use the room during the course of the exhibit. Every attempt will be made to protect exhibitor’s work. Exhibit hours will be the same as for upstair gallery exhibits. ACE will attempt to provide volunteer gallery sitters for the Eureka Space. However, volunteer hours, provided by the renter, are encouraged.

  • Main Gallery Rental Rates for Arts Organizations
    Hourly rental: $50.00
    Weekly rental: $300.00 (Prorated fee available after 1 month/30-day rental period)
    Daily rental per room: $300.00 (6 hour maximum)

Ace receives a 30% commission on sales for non-Artist Members, and a 20% commission on sales for Artist Members.

Arts Center East offers well-lit, spacious galleries as well as two multipurpose rooms available for rent for arts related events, presentations, exhibits, and performances.

Easy access off I-84 and ample free parking make ACE the perfect venue for your arts event!