The Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning are excited to announce the sixth annual Open Call to Artists!

The Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning are excited to announce the sixth annual Open Call to Artists! – During the first five years of the program, we were honored to have proudly displayed 200 pieces of locally created art throughout the building for our 1.5 million annual visitors to admire. All the artwork has been for sale, with proceeds going directly to the artist. We are looking for artwork to display in the 2017-2018 season and so we again invite all emerging and established local artists to submit pieces of original artwork. The exhibit’s goal is to display images that embrace and celebrate the greater Tampa Bay community, and that can help the Arena reflect the vibrancy of the area…images that creatively weave in Lightning hockey are certainly a welcomed addition!

Please note the submission deadline of September 7, 2017.

A jury composed of representatives from the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Dali museum and the Ringling Museum will select the pieces for display on our IOA Suite Level. Artists will be notified by September 23, 2016 if accepted into the exhibition. In addition to being displayed in the building, there is the opportunity to win a cash prize.

The top three overall ranked artwork pieces, as scored by the judges, will receive cash prizes of $1,000 each, honorable mentions ranked in the top-10 will receive $250 each and the top three pieces from the youth category (under 18 years old) will also receive $250. All artists will be invited to a reception this Fall at the unveiling of the artwork pieces.

Please visit tampabaylightning.com/art to find information about the exhibition rules, jury, size requirements, and other important information.