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One of the very first Creative Alliance extravaganzas, our members’ annual salon-style exhibition proudly displays over 200 works of art by professional and novice artists alike.

An annual favorite of participants and viewers alike, The Big Show & Little Big Show is our members’ opportunity to show off their visual art creations. Any and every member is encouraged to submit one work of art that will be hung in a massive, salon-style show. Artwork can be of any media, and members of all ages are encouraged to participate, with a special $5 fee for youth ages 17 and younger. With so many novice and professional artists exhibiting in one place, The Big Show & Little Big Show is a fantastic opportunity to find and purchase completely unique and affordable works of art for your growing collection.

Artwork Drop-Off: Tue June 7 – Sat June 18 | 11am-6pm each day
Artist Reception: Sat June 25 | 6-8pm
BIG Show ON STAGE: Sat Jun 25 | 8pm
The Big Open Critique: July 20, 6:30pm
Exhibition on View: June 25 – July 30
Artwork Pick-Up: Aug 2 – 6 | 11am-6pm

The Big Show 2016 Registration Form
The Big Show 2016 Loan Agreement Form
Both forms can be filled out in advance OR when you drop off your work.
*The size limit is 3 feet wide, with no height restriction. If sculptural, limit is still 3 feet in any width or depth dimension, but no height restriction.*


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As a member of GBCA, you will not only gain access to wonderful benefits, but you will also become an active participant in a broader cultural community. Your organization and employees will directly benefit from opportunities to collaborate, connect, learn, network and share with your colleagues in the cultural community. Join our growing constituency of over 300 individual artists and organizations representing the region's extraordinary range of arts, culture, history, heritage, humanities, and attractions.

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