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Artist Submission

Submission Details


Submissions open to all Michigan artists 18 and over working in any medium, including 2D and 3D works. 

Exhibition dates: September 1st to Sept 31st, 2023

Submission deadline: July 23rd, 2023. 

Special events TBD • Art Takeover Project kickoff  • Meet the artist dates • Art scavenger hunt • Sip & stroll art walk

Number of artists per business will be determined based on square footage and available space for artwork. Artists and businesses will be paired at the end of July and will have the month of August to create/ come up with a display.

Submit up to 3 clear examples of work and a brief description of what you wish to display. Artwork submitted does not have to be your display and may be created to suit your display spacePlease include any special requirements for your display using the form below. Art may be for sale or NFS. Prices is determined by artist. Artist retains all rights to their artwork during and after event. Artist will receive 100% of sale, unless otherwise negotiated.

Participating stores will receive a sign to display. Artists will receive a "Participation badge"  that will include their voting information. An illustrated map featuring all participating businesses and artists will be available for visitors. 

Art displays may be an individual piece/installation or a themed "Collection" no larger than 10x10ft (relatively, whether this is all together or spread out can be determined by artist and store)

Awards (TBD)

Solo exhibition at one of our host locations • Artist special feature interviews • Cash prize • Visitor prizes


Artist Submission Form

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**Businesses may have their own separate guidelines for displaying. Artist agrees to follow any special display rules or regulations their business host may have.

Artist must be 18 years or older

Artist is responsible for obtaining insurance for artwork, if desired. A preferred carrier list will be provided after acceptance. If artist does not wish to insure their pieces, a waiver must be signed off on before installation to be eligible to display in the event. 

Artist and business host will decide on an installation date. Artwork must be hang-ready or installed no later than August 31st.

Artwork must be family-friendly. 

Installation methods must be approved by business hosts and must not damage property or structures.

Artwork display must be installed securely and not pose a danger to visitors or other artists.

Accepted artwork should remain for entire duration of the Art Takeover Project unless approved by host and organizers. Hosts have the right to terminate artwork or artists that do not adhere to guidelines at any time.

The Grosse Pointe Downtown Business District and the Art Takeover Project organizers do not tolerate discrimination because of the race, religious or political affiliation, color, national origin, gender, physical disability, mental disability, gender identity, medical conditions, pregnancy, marital status, age or sex of any person while being represented by the Gallery. Violation of this policy will result in immediate termination and all future representation opportunities.

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