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Artist Opportunities

Creative York is committed to nurturing the artist community in our area and presenting opportunities for professional and collaborative growth. Here are some of the artist opportunities for 2017:


Plein Air Picnic and Exhibit sponsored by The York Water Company

Create artworks outside in the fresh air with the beautiful backdrop of Lake Williams as your inspiration.

WHAT: Plein Air Picnic at Lake Williams (York, PA)

WHEN: Wednesday, August 16 from 3pm-7pm (Rain date: Sunday, August 23 from 3pm-7pm)

WHERE: Beautiful Lake Williams in York, PA

FEATURING: An exhibit of the resulting artworks at York Water Company on September 20, with prizes totaling $500.

TO PARTICIPATE: It is FREE to participate, but advance registration is required as space is limited. Click link to register: Plein Air Picnic Registration.

Chalk Walk Chalk Mural Competition

Watch artists create giant works of art on the sidewalks of downtown York right before your eyes!

WHAT: Chalk Walk – A sidewalk chalk mural contest

WHEN: Saturday, August 26 from 10am-5pm (Rain date: Sunday, August 27 from 10am-5pm)

WHERE: The 100 block of West Market Street and Pershing Ave, and extending east on Market.

FEATURING: Chalk murals created by local and visiting artists.

TO PARTICIPATE: Mural proposals are due by midnight on August 19, 2017. Click link for Chalk Walk Registration Form and Rules


Project Space


The Project Space, located at 10 N. Beaver St., is intended as a “lab” to display and cultivate new work in our community. Creative individuals aProject Spacend groups are invited to submit new or existing work. In addition to a free venue to show and potentially sell their artwork, Project Space exhibitors have the opportunity to teach special workshops at Creative York during their exhibit.

To submit a proposal, download the guidelines and application form: Creative-York-Project-Space-Guidelines-and-Application.

Creative York West


Creative York West is our auxiliary gallery space located at 118 W. Philadelphia St. in a quaint historic row home. Artists, art organizations, schools, and small businesses can rent the gallery to display work for 1-4 weeks. Creative York provides gallery sitters for open gallery hours; renter will get a key to open at other times if he/she chooses. One hundred percent of sales go to the artist.

Event rental $95/hour, or Multi-day exhibition rental starting at $250.
Inquire for complete pricing options.


2017 Upcoming Calls for Works / Artists

Plein Air Picnic & Exhibit at York Water Company – Info above.

PROJECT: RECYCLING artist challenge & exhibit in partnership with Gordon Recycling – Info & Deadline TBA

Monster Drawing Rally in November – Info & Deadline TBA
100 Under 100 Members Exhibit in December – Info & Deadline TBA


2016-2017 Previous Calls for Works

Yorkfest Adult Literary Competition
Youth Art and Literary Competitions
YorkFest Adult Juried Exhibit
Chasing Paper Exhibit
AQUANAUT at York Water Company
Plein Air Picnic at Lake Redman
TERRASCAPE, curated by HIVE artspace
Yorkfest Juried Art Exhibition 2016
Yorkfest Adult Literary Competition 2016
Yorkfest Youth Art Competition 2016
La Luz de la Gente
100 Under 100 2016
Monster Drawing Rally 2016


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