Art Uptown Gallery's 11th Annual Dog Days Juried Open Art Exhibit

July 27, 2019
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August 30, 2019
Art Uptown Gallery
1367 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
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Art Uptown Gallery's 11th Annual Dog Days Juried Open Art Exhibit
Art Uptown Gallery's 11th Annual Dog Days Juried Open Art Exhibit
Art Uptown Gallery's 11th Annual Dog Days Juried Open Art Exhibit
Art Uptown Gallery's 11th Annual Dog Days Juried Open Art Exhibit
Art Uptown Gallery's 11th Annual Dog Days Juried Open Art Exhibit
Art Uptown Gallery's 11th Annual Dog Days Juried Open Art Exhibit

For the eleventh consecutive year, Art Uptown Gallery is opening its doors to welcome community artists and art lovers to celebrate midsummer with the Dog Days of Summer juried open art exhibit. The show will run from July 27 through August 30, which gives participating artists the opportunity for excellent exposure at the gallery’s 1367 Main Street location in Sarasota. An opening reception on Friday, August 2, from 6 to 9 p.m., will showcase the work of the guest artists as well as that of all the gallery’s resident artists.

This year’s juror is Nathan Beard, well-known Saint Petersburg artist and curatorial assistant at Dunedin Fine Art Center. The top Dog Days award winners will have the privilege of showing their work in Art Uptown’s Main Street window for two weeks, and will receive additional prizes generously donated by local businesses. Area artists who are 21 or older are welcome to submit up to 2 pieces to the show, in either 2 or 3 dimensions. (Further submission information is available by calling 955-5409 or visiting www.artuptown.com.)

According to Rita Rust, organizer and chairman of the Dog Days event since its inception, Art Uptown’s artists show less of their own work in order to free up over half the walls of the gallery for their guests. The result is always a diverse display of regional art. With so many artists involved, the receptions are especially well attended. “It’s one of the most jubilant openings we host,” Rust comments. “There is always a crowd. Our best guess is that we attract at least 200 on those nights, and that is unusual even for First Fridays in summer.”

Since 1980, Art Uptown Gallery artists have contributed to the Sarasota community in a variety of ways, at the same time presenting top-quality art including painting, drawing, photography, digital art, jewelry, glass, fiber, wood, mixed-media sculpture and bronze. Each week, two different artists are featured in the front windows. These artists are present, and pleased to discuss their work, on Saturday mornings and afternoons, as well as Friday evenings. Regular gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 11 – 5; Friday, 11 – 9; Saturday, 11 – 5; and Sunday 12 – 5. Telephone: 941-955-5409. Website: www.artuptown.com

  • General Information
    • Family Friendly
    • Free Admission
    • Handicapped Accessible
    • Pet Friendly