ARTSWIN exhibits and calls for artists


Partnering to amplify the voice of children and teens in social justice issues, the Children’s Museum of Evansville and Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana are hosting the Love Not Hate Expressions exhibition and Children’s March on Evansville. The art exhibition is intended to be a celebration – of love – of children – of diversity, and of the values of love and inclusion to our community’s future leaders. Love Not Hate Expressions Exhibit is not juried, and has no registration fee. Work will be displayed at Children’s Museum of Evansville Nov. 13-Dec. 4.

Eligibility & Guidelines

Love Not Hate Expressions is open to youth up to age 21. All media are eligible. Artwork must be original. Artists, parents, or guardians must sign a hold harmless agreement at the time artwork is delivered. Artists may enter up to two works into the exhibit. 2D and 3D work is accepted. All 2D artwork must be unframed. Submitted artwork may be used for promotional purposes for the Love Not Hate Expressions exhibit, the Children’s March for Love, or for any of the partnering presenters.

Important dates

– Oct. 30 and Nov. 6: Art collected at the Children’s Museum of Evansville (22 SE 5th St, Evansville, IN 47708)

– Nov. 7, 2 p.m.: Children’s March for Love (Four Freedoms Monument, Evansville


– Nov. 13 through Dec. 4: Art displayed at CMOE

– Dec. 11: Art Pick-up at Children’s Museum of Evansville

Spooky Show 2021: ARTSWIN’s Halloween themed art exhibit

The Arts Council loves Halloween, and to celebrate, we will host our annual Spooky Show this fall, filling the gallery with loads of scary, funny, and whimsical creations during the month of October. While we hope to display many 2D scary scenes and specters on the walls, we want our 3D artists to conjure creepy creatures that can take residence in the gallery for the Spooky Season.

This exhibit is free to enter for both members and non-members. Artists may enter up to two pieces.

Please click the DOWNLOAD button below to open the pre-registration form.


Monday, September 27th, by 4 p.m. – Registration Deadline
(Email or mail a[email protected]; 212 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708)

• Tuesday, September 28th and Wednesday, September 29th, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Artwork drop off
(at the Arts Council, 212 Main Street)

• October 5th through October 30th – Exhibit Dates

(A public reception may or may not be announced at a later date)

Tuesday, November 2nd and Wednesday, November 3rd,10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Artwork Pick-up
(at the Arts Council, 212 Main Street)

Immersive virtual exhibit

We’re proud to introduce our first immersive virtual gallery available to view on Artsteps — click here to view the virtual exhibit. We want to know what you think about this new experience, because we are interested in exploring the platform and the types of digital shows we can host. If you have any ideas, please contact ARTSWIN Community Director Zach Evans by email.

The first virtual exhibit we’re hosting on Artsteps is the Spooky Show. The exhibit 57 Halloween-inspired pieces from 57 regional artists.

If you’re using your phone, Artsteps has a free Android and iPhone app that makes the experience easier to use and navigate. Use your mouse to click and drag to look around. You can interact with all 57 pieces in this show by clicking on it. You can also point and click to where you want to “walk” to in the gallery. View the video above for instructions on how to navigate the new virtual gallery.

Android playstore download
iPhone app store download

future artswin exhibits

The Arts Council is working hard to restructure our gallery plans in the wake of COVID-19. Please stayed tuned for future calls for artists and news on upcoming exhibits. In the mean time, check out these recent exhibits.

RECENT artswin exhibits

Spooky Show 2020
Art in the City 2020
Recent Paintings From Jonathan Hittner
Jean Therapy: Protecting Our Waters — Textile art by Dawn Murtaugh
Creativity Challenges exhibits

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