The Art In Windows program brings multidisciplinary art exhibitions and installations to the Downtown Richmond commercial corridor. The program’s goal is to transform vacant buildings and storefronts into vibrant spaces by highlighting the work of local artists and increasing access to the arts for the entire community. Art In Windows is sponsored by Richmond Main Street Initative (RMSI) and the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission (RACC).
Artists, teams of artists, and established arts, cultural, educational, community, and historical organizations are invited to apply. Submissions are reviewed and accepted on an ongoing basis.
Proposals will be evaluated by a panel consisting of representatives from the Art In Windows Review Committee made up of local stakeholders, experienced arts leaders and advisors, RMSI staff, and RACC. The panel will take into consideration artistic merit, site suitability, artwork durability, and public safety.
All genres of art will be considered, with an emphasis on high-quality presentations that reflect the positive qualities of the community and create an attractive display to draw potential renters. Site-specific works that consider the history, culture, and architecture of the community, and the people who live and work in the neighborhood are encouraged. Prioroity will be given to artists who live or work in the West County region.
Please download the Art In Windows Call for Artists document for more information about the program and submission guidelines/process.