Call for Artists: Pop-up@GALA
Posted: Apr 12, 2021
What is GALA?
GALA (Galleries at LynnArts) is a non-profit community gallery, arts association, and artist advocacy group all rolled into one. Located in the LynnArts Building at 25 Exchange Street, Lynn, we have a large Main Gallery, an Artist Shop with local wears, and a street front Community Gallery.
What is Pop-Up?
During the Summer we are running Pop-Up@GALA which is an opportunity for a new artist to take over the Community Gallery each week. Pop-Up has high ceilings and north facing windows for lots of natural light, along with supplemental lighting. Pop-Up hours mimic those of the Main Gallery and Shop and visiting artists man the space during this time, running their own sales through their own point of sales system. Artists are also encouraged to be open additional hours as they choose and to use the space in a creative way. Move-in is every Tuesday starting at noon and move out is every Monday by noon. The rate for the week is $125 and is due upon acceptance along with a signed rental agreement.
What about marketing?
A save the date e-blast for Pop-Up will be sent to our existing art collectors/artist community prior Pop-up starting to announce the season start and to build excitement. An email blast will be sent to the weekend prior to your week to announce your Pop-Up. Your event will be listed on our event calendar and on the happenings calendar for Essex County Creates. A Facebook event will be created as well as posts on Instagram. Cross Promoting: Here is what you can do to maximize success throughout your week at Pop-up. We offer this as a suggestion, not a requirement. From our experience, the most success (sales, visibility, and traffic) happens when our artists join forces with us to get the word out for all to see the incredible talent that’s here! Follow @GalleriesatLynnArts on Instagram Like “Galleries at LynnArts” on Facebook and accept our request to make you a co-host of your Facebook event. Then post, tag, and engage! Branded hashtags to use: #galaartist #popupGALA #Lynnarts
The gallery designs, prints, and displays all signage including those for the Pop-Up. This includes a curb side sandwich board. You are welcome to use the Pop-up windows to create a display facing the street, but no additional signage may be placed outside.
When is this happening?
Week 1: June 29th-July 5th
Week 2: July 6th-July 12th
Week 3: July 13th- July 19th
Week 4: July 20-July 26th
Week 5: July 27th- August 2nd
Week 6: August 3rd-August 9th
Week 7: August 10th-August 16th
Week 8: August 17th-August 23rd
Week 9: August 24th- August 30th
Week 10: August 31st- September 7th (this week is one day longer to allow for you to be open Labor Day if you choose).
If you would like to submit an application for a Pop-Up rental, please email GALA the following: -an artist bio -images of the body of work you plan to show illustrating the style, materials, objects, or a link to said images -the date(s) which you are interested in. Please be sure that images include, medium, size, and price information.