Juneteenth Exhibit Planned: Call for Artists Open

The Art of Inclusion (AOI), in conjunction with the Wayne Center for the Arts and the local
NAACP, is seeking original contemporary art from the public for a one-month indoor exhibit
displayed at the Wayne Center for the Arts’ (WCA) Looney and Gault Galleries, 237 S Walnut
St, Wooster OH 44691.
Artists of all ages, skill sets, and ethnic backgrounds are invited to participate in this opportunity
to showcase and sell their creations while enhancing the cultural environment of Wayne County.
The exhibit, “Afrocentric Visions”, is a multifaceted, juried exhibition of artwork that is centered
around the African American experience and culture. The exhibit seeks to promote a greater
sense of inclusivity within our community through the display of art.
“The goal of this exhibit is to highlight the African American experience,” says Allison Allison,
creator of Art of Inclusion. “It is our hope that this will be the start of a new tradition for Wayne
Each artist is requested to create their own unique interpretation of the theme. Artwork that
shows creativity, as well as a broad range of appeal to the general public, is encouraged. We
are looking for artwork that is thought-provoking and eye catching.
“Wayne Center for the Arts has a deep commitment to giving space for diverse voices and
conversation through the medium of art,” says Sara Starr Brink, Executive Director of WCA.
“We are pleased to work with Art of Inclusion on this event.”
The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of June at the Wayne Center for the Arts.
Additional activities at WCA and other locations in the community are planned to impart the
significance of celebrating Juneteenth. Opening and closing receptions for the exhibit will be
announced soon.
Interested artists should review all criteria and instructions for submission at
WayneArtsCenter.org. The final date to submit is May 1, 2023.
Art of Inclusion – Art of Inclusion’s mission is to bring our community together. It has the specific
goal of breaking generational cycles of racism through art & family focused events. Each
artwork will be designed with inclusion in mind; and every family event will be focused on peace.
Wayne Center for the Arts – Founded in 1973, Wayne Center for the Arts is the area’s oldest
and most comprehensive visual and performing arts organization. With a mission to enrich lives
and strengthen communities through art, Wayne Center for the Arts promotes artistic creativity,
education and presentation for a collaborative, inclusive and vibrant cultural community


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