Public Art

CALL FOR ENTRIES Porch Party Group Show

Deadline: 04/19/2024

CALL FOR ENTRIES Porch Party Group Show

In celebration of 10 years of porching, the Harrison Center, in partnership with the Indy 500, is currently seeking submissions for a group show in City Gallery that will open on May First Friday!†To be considered, entries must be artwork that incorporates porching/porch parties!

Porching is a tangible and simple way where people can gather and show hospitality to each other. In 2014, the Harrison Center began encouraging people to gather on their porches with food and drink to cultivate a sense of community in their neighborhoods. In 2016, Harrison Center began partnering with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to kick off the porch party season in May. Hospitality took different forms in 2020, and porch parties were reimagined to become a cultural force to rally communities and reduce social isolation during the pandemic. The artwork selected for this show will exhibit the fun spirit and hospitable warmth of porch parties through the years.

The show opens from 6-9 PM on Friday, May 3rd, and the work hangs through Friday, May 31st.

See details regarding entries, deadlines, etc. below

-We are accepting all media. If you are submitting video, you will need to supply your own projection equipment. Pieces that are not easily hung should be installed by the artist.†Please state in your submission if your piece is AI-generated or assisted.

-Harrison Center retains the right to decline artwork based on appropriateness for all audiences and will have final approval of the content of work hung.

-Submit up to 3 jpeg images (labeled lastname_title) by 5 pm on Friday, April 19th, 2024. Submitted images should be of a finished product (not a concept). We are accepting all media. If you submit a video, you must supply your own projection equipment. Pieces that are not easily hung should be installed by the artist.

-Artists who are selected to participate in the show will be notified by 5 pm on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024.

-Work included in the show must be for sale. Work that is sold after the show closes, but as a result of the Harrison Center show and events will be subject to the Harrison Center commission rate for a period of 30 days after show closes.

-Harrison Center takes a 30% commission on sales. All exhibited artwork must be for sale.
-If your work is chosen for the show, it should be delivered to City Gallery at the Harrison Center on either Friday, April 26th, between 8 30 am and 5 00 pm or Monday, April 29th, between 8 30 am and 5 30 pm. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner and delivered wired and ready to hang. (No sawtooth hangers.)-If an accepted entry is delivered in a format that is not ready to hang or after 5 pm on Monday, April 29th, it will not be exhibited.

Questions? Email Katie Ito at