Opena calls for Entry and Galleries in Thornton

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Submission Process 

Please submit 3-5 images of  original work, including titles and prices (if selling); ATTN: Jesse Jimenez at Please include the name of the show in the subject line. For more information please read our Exhibition Information for Artists.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed and juried by an arts volunteer groups. Final decisions will be posted on our Events Page. Please remember to visit our website for a list of chosen artists and pieces.

Submission Process 

Please read all open calls carefully and ensure that required materials are submitted. Incomplete proposals will not be considered for review.   

 All submitted work will be reviewed and juried by the TASCHO Public Art Subcommittee. All final decisions will be posted on our Events Page. Please remember to visit our website for a list of chosen designs. 

Please click on the show titles below for more information


Thornton Arts & Culture Center, Oz Gallery

9209 Dorothy Blvd. Thornton, CO 80229

Show Title

Submission Deadline

Show Length

Elements-CLOSED-Sept. 5 - Oct. 28
Themes of Colorado-CLOSED- Nov.6 - Jan. 4


Paid Public Art Calls: 

2018 "Outside the Box: Traffic Box Mural Project Deadline: CLOSED                       
  • 2018 marks the third year of the traffic box mural program. We are looking for designs for 15 traffic boxes in 2018. This call is open to all ages and youth groups are encouraged to enter. Download the official call by clicking the link above

Margaret Carpenter Amphitheater ProjectDeadline: CLOSED        
  • TASHCO is seeking to commission a highly innovative, large-scale outdoor artwork that will have a strong visual impact as well as identify the City’s amphitheater. Download the call by clicking the link above.

Economic Development Community Gallery Space

9500 Civic Center Dr. Thornton, CO 80229

Show Title Submission Deadline Show Length
Sketches of Things to Come
-CLOSED-Sept. 5 - Oct. 28
On the Trail of Autumn-CLOSED-Nov. 6 - Jan. 4

Volunteer Artist Calls:

Storm Drain Mural Project: Pilot Program   Deadline: CLOSED
  • The City of Thornton Arts and Culture Division, in collaboration with the Engineering Services Division, are seeking volunteer artists to express themselves with semi-permanent public art in the form of small-scale, outdoor storm drain murals. 
Thornton Underpass Project: Pilot ProgramDeadline: CLOSED       
  • We want your designs for a pilot mural project for the underpass at Carpenter Park; running underneath Colorado Boulevard on the east side of the field. This mural is intended to promote community pride, add to neighborhood beauty and prevent vandalism. Anyone can submit a design. Arts Thornton will pay for all supplies.

Thornton Active Adult Center Community Gallery Space

9741 Dorothy Blvd. Thornton, CO 80229

Show Title Submission Deadline Show Length
Bygone Days Sept. 5 - Oct. 28
Seniors  Nov. 6 - Jan. 4



Community Galleries in Thornton

Thronton Arts & Culture oversees three community gallery spaces that help promote local Thornton artists. All spaces are open to the public. Please see below for information.


9209 Dorothy Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80229


9471 Dorothy Blvd.

Thornton, CO 80229 

Open Mon-Fri, 9a.m.-5p.m. 

Economic Development Community Gallery Space 

9500 Civic Center Drive

Thornton, CO 80229

Open Mon-Fri, 9a.m.-5p.m.