Call for Artists — Annual Holiday Advent Calendar Art


The Christmas Attic Announces Call for Artists Annual Holiday Advent Calendar Art Celebration

Submission Deadline – November 1, 2013

October 1, 2013 – (Alexandria, VA) – Old Town Alexandria landmark, The Christmas Attic is announces its annual Call for Artists in seeking qualified artists to help produce a temporary holiday art exhibit to be revealed on the stores exterior for the 3rd Annual The Christmas Attic’s Holiday Advent Calendar Art Celebration.

From December 1 through December 25, 2013 each day at sundown, the store will reveal “advent art” featuring a variety of holiday creations by local organizations and artists. All art will be placed on the exterior of the building facing Union Street. There will be a VIP/media kickoff event on December 1st. During the month of December, the canvases of advent art will be available for auction in which interested parties can place bids inside the store. Proceeds from the auction will go to local non-profit The Reading Connection. The Reading Connection is dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk children and families by helping them create and sustain literacy-rich environments and motivation for reading.

Project Scope:

The Christmas Attic is looking for 25 artist and/or community organizations (churches, schools, charities, businesses, individuals) who are interested in participating in this project. Each day at sundown, one advent art piece will be revealed and illuminated. The store will select the order in which the canvases will be displayed over the 25 days. The final advent day, Christmas Day, must be an image of a nativity scene. The entire canvas must be covered with paint or other art material (no white space). All art designs will be hung vertically, must be seen from a distance, and must be weather proofed.

Previous event photos of the exhibition and celebration are located at:

Organizations/individuals interested in participating must sign up by November 1st, 2013. Click here to download Call for Artist information and application.