Kenan Center Seeks Proposals from Artists for 2nd Annual ‘GARTEN’ Event

$250 stipends will be awarded to selected artists

LOCKPORT – The Kenan Center is looking for proposals from artists for temporary installations to be on display throughout the Kenan Center Gardens for their 2nd Annual g(art)en event.

“G(art)en is just one of the fun and safe ways to engage with art during our American Craftsmen 50th Anniversary weekend on July 10 & 11,” said Parrish Gibbons Herzog, Spokeswoman for the Kenan Center. “Selected installations will be on display throughout the Kenan House Gallery gardens.”

$250 stipends will be awarded to artists selected by the Kenan Center. Priority will be given to artists who demonstrate the ability to create weather-proof temporary sculptures that elevate the beauty of the Kenan Center Gardens.

Artists of all mediums are encouraged to visit and walk the Kenan Center grounds to gain inspiration. Areas of focus are the gardens immediately surrounding the Kenan House Gallery, the Taylor Theater, and the Garden Terrace Walkway. Instructions on how to apply are on the website. Proposals are due by Friday, June 4 at 11:59 p.m. Winners we be announced on Friday, June 11. 

The Kenan Center American Craftsmen 50th Anniversary Weekend will include the American Craftsmen Artisan Fair, Lockport in Bloom, Chalkfest and g(art)en the weekend of July 11 & 12. The Kenan House Gallery and Taylor Theater will be open for public viewing. More information can be found online at