City Art Exhibitions and Donations
Please Note: Central Library art exhibits are scheduled through September 2019.
The City of Newport Beach maintains exhibit space at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue. The Library was completed in 1994 and now averages 3,000 daily visitors.
The Lobby Gallery in the Central Library has approximately 38 feet of linear wall space designed for two-dimensional pieces of art. Additionally, two display cabinets were added to the lobby of Central Library in 2010. Artists may now apply to exhibit three-dimensional works for this exhibition space. The display cases are approximately 24” high x 24” deep x 24” wide
All gallery spaces are administered by the Library Services Director. The City Arts Commission’s Fine Arts Committee meets periodically to review artist's submissions; and artists will be notified by mail of acceptance. Art exhibitions are scheduled for at least one year in advance for all exhibit locations. Regional artists are encouraged to submit exhibition proposals. Upon acceptance, exhibiting artists must agree to the conditions and requirements detailed in the City Policy 1-11.
The application form is in Adobe PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
Please print and mail the completed form to:
Art in Public Places Committee
Cultural Arts Office
1000 Avocado Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Donors are encouraged to submit proposals and must agree to the conditions and requirements detailed in the City Policy 1-11. The application form for donated art is in Adobe .pdf format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. The City Arts Commission’s Fine Arts Committee meets periodically to review donor's submissions; and will be notified by mail of acceptance. There are no deadlines for applying - the Exhibition Committee meets periodically and there are no fees required.
2019 Newport Beach Art Exhibition
The Newport Beach City Arts Commission invites artists to participate in the 2019 Newport Beach Art Exhibition. The event will take place on June 15, 2019, and a Call for Entries will be announced in early 2019.
Eligibility information, artwork specifications and the schedule for delivery and pickup of materials can be found on the City website: www.newportbeachca.gov/culturalarts under “Newport Beach Art Exhibition”, after Call for Entries is issued. Entries will be accepted via CallForEntry.org. Printed entry forms will be available at the Newport Beach Central Library in March.
For more information, call (949) 717-3802 or email: email@example.com.
Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition
The City of Newport Beach, California currently showcases 10-20 sculptures in its outdoor Sculpture in Civic Center Park Exhibition at the award-winning Civic Center Park. This beautiful 14-acre, ocean-view site was designed by the renowned landscape architectural firm PWP Landscape Architecture. Selected works are on loan to the City and installed for a period of two years (August 2015 – August 2017). Honorariums range from $2,000 - $5,000. Artists, art collectors, galleries, and museums are encouraged to apply when future calls for entries are announced.
Art in the Park
October 2019 from 10 am - 4 pm (date to be determined)
Newport Beach Civic Center - Civic Green
100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach
Stop by to enjoy a festive day with the arts. Have a bite to eat at Bistro Express Cafe located inside the library and mingle with the artists and artisans who will be exhibiting and selling their original art and fine crafts. There is jewelry, sculpture, photography, paintings, and textiles and more. For information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the website at www.newportbeachartinthepark.com.
Admission is free! Free parking in the Civic Center parking structure.