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Artist Opportunities

Artists, below you will find call-for-artists for upcoming shows, special events, and more. This page is updated as often as necessary to make sure you have access to current opportunities.

Please be sure to check back frequently to stay up-to-date!

Every Fourth Friday is a celebration of community and the arts at the Council for the Arts in downtown Jacksonville, NC.
  • Open mic for musicians, singers, and poets.
  • Artists can network and bring a creation to share.
  • Art activities for the whole family
This event is open to the public and free to attend, though donations are appreciated and used to keep events like this going!


  • January 28th, 6-8 p.m.
  • February 25th, 6-8 p.m.
  • March 25th, 6-8 p.m.
  • April 22nd, 6-8 p.m.
  • May 27th, 6-8 p.m.
  • June 24th, 6-8 p.m.
  • July 22nd, 6-8 p.m.
  • August 26th, 6-8 p.m.
  • September 13th, 6-8 p.m.
  • October 28th, 6-8 p.m.

Questions? Please email us a jaxarts@jaxarts.com or call during regular business hours of Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (910) 455-9840.

OPEN Gallery Show

Local artists and makers are invited to submit up to three pieces of art in any medium for the OPEN gallery show!

There is no fee to enter.


  • INTAKE: Tuesday, January 4th – Tuesday, January 11th, 2021, during regular business hours
  • SHOW: Through February 2022
  • RECEPTION: Friday, January 21st, 6-8 p.m.
  • PICK-UP: Tuesday, February 22nd  – Friday, February 25th, during regular business hours

**If you need to pick up your art before those dates in February, please make arrangements with our executive director by emailing jaxarts@jaxarts.com.

Be sure to read our submission guidelines! 

Questions? Please message us here on Facebook or email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com.

Are you an area artist who would like to be a part of our public art initiative by painting one of our bulldog mascots?

Please contact us at (910) 455-9840 or email us at jaxarts@jaxarts.com for more information!

Please click the button below to contact us or call (910) 455-9840, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


826 New Bridge St. Jacksonville, NC 28540
(910) 455-9840

Open Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Weekends & Holidays: Closed