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Calls for Art

The Ruth Wells Center for the Arts is accepting gallery exhibition proposals from fine artists throughout the year. Whether you're an individual artist, part of a collaborative group, or from a school, we invite you to submit your proposals! Our board reviews submissions monthly.

We have several upcoming dates in 2024 when we’d love to have you come show or vend with us.


Midsummer Festival

June 22 | 10 - 4 pm

Rain Date | June 29 | 10 - 4 pm

This is an annual arts and crafts vendor event on our sweeping front lawn, a popular day right on Main Street in Southbridge, MA. It’s not too late to sign up for a vending space. Spaces are 10 x 10’ for $30.00 or 20 x 20’ for $60.00. To grab a space visit our Vendor Registration page.


August 16 - September 1

Our gallery is available in this timeframe for either a solo or a joint exhibit. We are always available to assist with setup, lighting, and any other support you might need. There is plenty of room for reception/refreshments tables, which we have on hand, and you are free to arrange the gallery rooms as you like. Regular gallery viewing hours for exhibits are weekends 12 - 4 pm, or by appointment. Contact if you’re interested in showing with us and would like more information. Please note that all wall-hung art must have picture wire on the back in order to work with our hanging system. To exhibit, you must be a Member of the Center.


Two of our four gallery rooms. All four share the first floor.


September 7 - 29

The annual Ruth Wells Center Members’ Exhibit. This is always an eclectic, wonderful mix of many different artists, styles, media, and approach. All media are welcome. Submissions are limited to two pieces per artist and drop-off deadline is Friday, September 6. If you are not a Member and would like to participate, visit our membership page to join us. For more information about this show, contact us.  Note: all wall-hung art must have picture wire on the back to facilitate hanging. 

October 5 - 27

Halloweekend and Haunted Halls is creeping up! Artists with a dark side wanted, to show in our gallery during the haunted month. All media are welcome. Bring us your creepiest creations. Vintage horror movie posters, vintage horror comics, horror figures and other haunted collectibles and ephemera are also welcome to exhibit. Please make sure any shrunken heads and other body parts are properly preserved for display so as to not offend the senses.


The opening Halloween Party reception on Saturday October 5 will run from 6 - 10 pm. Sunday the 6th (rain date October 13) will see the gallery exhibit open from 12 - 4 pm, with vendors, pick your own pumpkins, pumpkin painting and a scarecrow contest on the lawn. Scarecrows wanted! Angry Panda Food Co. will be serving up food truck treats. For the rest of the month the gallery will be open weekends 12 - 4 pm, or by appointment.


To show in this exhibit membership is required. For more information contact Please note that all wall-hung art must have picture wire on the back to work with our hanging system.

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