Off the Wall

Friends’ members are eligible to apply for an Off-the-Wall showcase which is displayed on the east wall of the second floor lobby.

Interested members should contact Jim Clark at 952-548-6489 or by using the form below. Showcases run for four weeks. We generally book 9-12 months out.

I’m interested!

Fill out my online form.

Who is eligible?

All members of the Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. (If you are not a member, you may become one to participate.)

What artwork is eligible?

Original work in all media is accepted but must have been completed within the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at the Center.  Artwork must be family-friendly (no nudity, violent images, adult language/content). Artwork must pose no hazard to patrons (ex. protruding rods etc.).

It’s easier if your artwork is ready for installation!

Artwork should be clean, undamaged and framed if meant to be framed.  For wall-hung pieces, please attach a horizontal wire as the hanging mechanism as this permits us to attach the piece securely to the wall.  Please be sure your name and title of the piece are on the back of each work.

How do I register and participate?

Interested members should contact:

Jim Clark

  • Label and price list information should be provided at least a week before installation.
  • You are responsible for installing your work. Tools; supplies and guidance are provided.
  • Generally, work is installed on a Tuesday and removed on a Monday. You may set your time.

Then what happens?

You may hold a reception anytime during your show as long as you clear the date and time with Jim prior to installation of your work.

The show will remain open for public viewing free of charge during normal operation hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Friday; 10am-8pm Saturday; Noon-5pm Sunday.

*Work not picked up on time is subject to a storage fee of $5 per day.

Hopkins Center for the Arts reserves the right to determine placement of artworks.