Like a traditional gallery, 509Art represents a select group of talented artists. Unlike a traditional gallery, 509Art serves our community by curating and installing top quality exhibitions at local businesses and organizations.
While artists pay absolutely no fee to apply or hold membership, 509Art is selective and approval of your membership application is not guaranteed. If your application is successful, you will be notified as to what work has been selected for possible exhibition. 509Art will maintain a database of the selected artwork of its members and work with venues to select the appropriate work for each show. All exhibited artwork must be available for purchase and in the event of a sale, a 40% commission will be retained by 509Art.
509Art does not charge any fees for the curation, installation, marketing or exhibition of any artwork. During the initial consultation, you will work with the curator to browse our database and select artwork that is appropriate for your location and clientele. 509Art will then deliver and hang the work in an effort to compliment your existing decor and space. Typical exhibitions run for 60 or 90 days. Shorter exhibitions can be accommodated, but will be accompanied by a $100 fee. Following the exhibition, a new 509Art exhibition can be planned and installed, or the space can be returned to its condition prior to show. Venues are responsible for putting potential buyers in touch with 509Arts for the completion of the sale of artwork.
*Please note that each venue and member artist will be required to sign a contract that outlines the rights and responsibilities of each party.