Calls For Art

Manchester has several upcoming calls for art. Some applications have been released, and some will be available shortly. Please check out the list below and feel free to contact us with any questions!

FOCUS Photography Exhibition

FOCUS is a FREE, open-theme competition and exhibition open to all residents of the greater St. Louis metro area, ages 5 and up. 

Each year we display over 300 images from the region!

All Ages & Skill Levels Welcome!

Cash prizes totaling over $1700 will be awarded to 1st-3rd place winning photographers, as well as Best of Show Award. Additional ribbons will be given to three Honorable Mentions in each category.

Entry Drop Off: February 25th from 12 - 6 pm & February 26th from 12 - 8 pm in the Manchester Parks Office.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 8th from 6 - 8 pm

Exhibit Hours: Saturday and Sunday (3/9 & 10) from 12 - 3 pm as well as March 11th - 15th from 8 am to 4 pm. Then the winning photographs will move to the Manchester Court Room Gallery at the Police Building.

Click the flyer to the right to open an application.

FOCUS Flyer Img

Global Cultures Visual Art Exhibition

Global Cultures is our annual exhibition featuring artists who express their creativity from a unique cultural viewpoint.This exhibition is FREE to enter and Manchester Arts takes no commission on sold works. Click on the flyer to the right to download your application.

Entry Deadline: Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at midnight

Exhibition Dates:  July 26th through September 20th at the Manchester Parks, Recreation, & Arts Building. 359 Old Meramec Station Rd. Manchester, MO 63021.

Join us for our opening reception on Friday, May July 26th, from 6 - 8 pm. 

Global Cultures July 26 - Sept 20

(Some thumbnails of work from our 2018 exhibition)

Global Cultures

Prism: An Exploration of Color 

Manchester Arts seeks submissions for our fall exhibition featuring artists exploring the dynamic and vibrant qualities of color in their work.This exhibition is FREE to enter and Manchester Arts takes no commission on sold works. 

Prism features guest juror Anthony Borchardt from Fontbonne University.

Entry Deadline: Friday, Sept. 13th at midnight

Exhibition Dates: October 11th through December 31st at the Manchester Parks, Recreation, & Arts Building. 359 Old Meramec Station Rd. Manchester, MO 63021.

Join us for our opening reception on Friday, October 11th, from 6 - 8 pm. 

Applications will be available shortly

Prism Call Flyer

Home of the Brave 

Manchester Arts seeks submissions for our fall exhibition featuring artwork which celebrate veterans and their service. This exhibition is FREE to enter and Manchester Arts takes no commission on sold works. 

Entry Deadline: Friday, Sept. 20th at midnight

Exhibition Dates: October 11th through December 31st at the Manchester Police Facility. 200 Highlands Blvd. Dr., Manchester, MO 63011.

Join us for our opening reception on Friday, November 8th, from 6 - 8 pm. 

Applications will be available shortly

Home of the Brave