This is a very special sort of call, an opportunity to paint a mural and support a new, dynamic community!  Come add a touch of beauty to Working Fusion at Mill Street, a tiny home community that works with young adults ages 18-25, providing safe and dignified  housing, life skills education, individualized trauma-responsive therapies and career placement with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

There are 20 sections of a wooden fence that encloses the community.  These 4’x8’panels provide the perfect blank canvas for inspirational and colorful paintings.  We envision a few community work days where we all come together to paint and celebrate the power and beauty of community.  We will provide a limited palate of exterior paint, you provide your inspiration, talent and brushes!  We will have wide social media coverage to show our appreciation and recognize not only your artistic talent but your generous spirit as well.  Working Fusion is also a designated Enterprise Zone project, meaning that this work in-kind will be eligible for a tax credit of 12.5%. 

Please email Lori DiPasquale with either a brief sketch of ideas for your mural or a description of this vision to  (Subject line Mill Street murals). We ask that the murals will have themes that are inspirational, encouraging and empowering. 

Community launch and work date will be:
Saturday, June 11th from 9-4



The Colorado Springs Independent is seeking Installation and Performance Artists for the 2022 Best of Party!

The theme is Space Cowboy and the event will be held at the City Auditorium on December 8th.

This will be a juried process. Please follow all proposal guidelines as listed and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Proposal Guidelines

Please include the following:
 - Contact Information
- Full Description including space requirements if applicable.
- Visuals
- Cost
- Website or Social Media

To Submit

Please Email the above information with "Indy Best Of" in the subject line to:

Proposal Deadline

July 31st, 2022 (any proposals received after July 31st at midnight will not be considered)
All Artists will be notified by August 31st.



Finding Common Ground in an Uncommon World: 
All-Female Colorado Exhibition

Call Type: Exhibition
Eligibility: Female and Female-Identifying Artists in Colorado
Fee: $35 (Entry Fee)
Entry Deadline: September 25, 2022
Event Dates: Nov. 9, 2022 - Jan. 9, 2023
Apply Here

This is a juried exhibit for female and female-identifying artists who currently live in Colorado. We welcome female artists from all backgrounds and are seeking diverse perspectives and art from across our state.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter (WCACO) and will be shown at The Collective Community Arts Center in Lafayette, CO.

Most of us have experienced conflict with people who have different identities or ideologies than our own, and we are experiencing an uncommon time of discord in our world. This show explores the ways that art can represent these conflicts and differences as well as our commonalities and the ways we heal.

We are looking for art that represents issues that are important to you, including how they impact your personal relationships, your community, and our world.

How can you use your art to find common ground? 

Juror Jess Xiao Long is a graduate student in the Art History & Museum Studies program at Case Western Reserve University. She graduated from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College in 2020, earning a BA in Art History, minors in History, Studio Art, and Business Administration, and a Museum Studies Certificate. Jess studies contemporary art and has experience working for art museums and nonprofits. Her research interests include performativity, feminism, body politics, legacies of colonialism, hybridity, and public art. Jess Xiao Long is passionate about equity in the arts and dedicated to the mission of decolonizing cultural institutions.