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Artist Opportunities

Are you looking to participate in a festival, exhibition, contest, creative collective, art project? Scroll through the opportunities below for all kinds of open calls.

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Lantern Festival 

Due Date: Varies

We are seeking Food Trucks, Visual Artists, Performing Artists for our newly established Lantern Festival on February 12th, 2022. 

Community Project Awards

Due Date: November 15,  2021

Does your group need help presenting an arts event that serves the community? We fund special projects, artists’ residencies, and performances that extend the group’s usual scope. Awards range from about $250 - $1,500. 

SSSFF 2022 | Call for Short Films

Due Date: January 3rd, 2022

The Shoreline Short Short Film Festival aims to support emerging and developing filmmakers in Washington State and encourage appreciation for the art of filmmaking in our community

Films must be 3-13 minutes in length and made in Washington or by Washington filmmakers. Major hometown vibes at this event! 

$15 to submit.

$10 for student filmmakers. 

Call for Artists: Small Works & Gifts

Due Date: ongoing, year-round

ShoreLake Arts is looking for local artists to display their handmade small works and gift items at the ShoreLake Arts Gallery in Lake Forest Park. We carry a variety of items and mediums – jewelry, sculpture, cards, miniatures, pottery, glass, metal, wood, scarves, purses, etc.

Upcoming Artist Opportunities

Check out the events that are coming up below.

Call for Artists: 2022 Shoreline Arts Festival - Artist Marketplace

Coming: November 2021

Calling all artists and fine crafters! Submit your application to the 32nd Annual Shoreline Arts Festival Artist Marketplace; the beating heart of the Festival, right in the center of it all. 

Call for Food Vendors: Shoreline Arts Festival

Coming: November 2021

Come share your unique food and beverages at one of the keystone community events in North King County. Food trucks, trailers, carts, booths and tents are all welcome to apply.

Call for Youth Artists: Shoreline Arts Festival Youth Art Show

Coming: Early 2022

All Shoreline area students (K-12) are invited to participate in the Youth Art Exhibition which is a favorite community tradition of the Shoreline Arts Festival. Artwork of any medium is accepted.

Call for Artists: 2022 Shoreline Arts Festival - Juried Art Show

Coming: Early 2022

The Juried Art Show features 2D, 3D and Photography. Registration is through CaFE. Awards and prizes in all three categories! 

Edible Book Festival

Coming: February 2022

The Edible Book Festival brings people together for a lighthearted culinary, artistic, and literary celebration. Creations made from food and inspired by works of literature. Virtual for 2021 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.

Call for Youth Artists/Crafters/Farmers: Shoreline Holiday Market

Coming: May 1st 2022

Everything under one roof, join our holiday market in 2022.

ShoreLake Arts is looking for Teaching Artists

Coming: early 2022

This call is open to professional and semi-professional artists who are interested in teaching classes and workshops for youth, teens, and adults in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. For questions, please email Jonathan Booker, Arts Education Director, at

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Coming: Early 2022

Photography exhibition and fundraiser, 8X8Photo features hundreds of 8x8-inch photographs online from talent locally, and all over the country, all available to purchase for $36 each.

Call for Artists: 6X6NW

Coming: July 1st, 2022

Art exhibition and fundraiser, 6X6NW  features hundreds of 6x6-inch works of art from artists locally, and all over the country, in all variety of medium. 

Registration usually opens in July, with the show at the start of October.

Call for Short Films: 2023 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival

Coming: October, 2022

Submit your short film to the 6th Annual Shoreline Short Short Film Festival for your chance to win cash prizes and awards! Selected films will be screened in front of a live audience in March of 2023.

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Call for Artists: 2023 Rotating Exhibitions

Deadline: October 31, 2022


We are looking for local artists to show in 2023 at the ShoreLake Arts Gallery in Lake Forest Park, a not-for-profit gallery featuring 5 – 6 week, two person exhibits with each artist showing on approximately 9 feet of wall space. The gallery schedule is set on a yearly basis. 

Call for Latinx Artists

Coming 2022

Part of our Dia de Muertos event. A group exhibition by emerging and established artists working in a variety of media to explore aspects of Hispanic Culture.

Call for Altar Creators

Coming 2022

Ofrendas (Spanish: "offering") honor, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have departed, and the items on the altars help to lead their spirits home for the Days of the Dead.