Visual Arts 2024-2025

Invitational and Open-Call Exhibits

The Milford Arts Council presents visual arts exhibits throughout the year at our two galleries – at the MAC downtown and the Firehouse Gallery in Walnut Beach.  On this page you’ll find a listing of all of the shows planned for the year in order by date.  Completed shows scroll to the bottom,  current and upcoming shows are always at the top.  Exhibit detail pages remain after an exhibit closes. 

MAC Gallery
June 7 – August 2,  2024

Milford Student Show

Open and free to all Milford students in grades K-12.  Each student may submit one art work. 

 

  • Drop off art work at the MAC, 40 Railroad Ave, Milford:  May 31, 4-6pm or June 1, 10-12noon.
  • Run Dates: June 11 – August 1, 2024.
  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 12p-4p. The gallery is free and open to the public for viewing at these times.
  • Award Reception / Artwork Pickup:  Thursday, August 1, 2024 , 5:30 – 6:30pm

 

 

AWARDS  &  PHOTOS  

MAC Gallery       
September 3 – October 25,  2024

Milford Senior Center Art Show

A group, invitational exhibit featuring the imagination of some of Milford’s most creative seniors. 

 

  • Opening Reception:   Thursday, Sept 5,  5-7pm 
  • Run Dates:  September 5 – October 25
  • Gallery Hours:  Tuesday – Friday from 12-4pm

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY  

Firehouse Gallery
October 19 – 27,  2024

Fear & Hope

How would you express these basic human emotions or the tension between them?  

  • Submission Deadline:    September 27, Midnight
  • Opening Reception:    October 17, 6pm – 8pm 
  • Gallery Times:   Sat/Sun  Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27   12-4pm
            

PROSPECTUS

Awards & Photos will be posted following the Opening Reception.

MAC Gallery
Nov 7, 2024 – Jan 24, 2025

MAC Member Show

This is our annual celebration of our MAC Member Artists. MAC Members only. There is no set theme defined for this show.   No submission fee for the first work submitted.

 

 

  • Submission Deadline:   Fri, Oct 11, 2024, Midnight
  • Opening Reception:   Thu, Nov 7, 2024, 6pm – 8pm 
  • Gallery Viewing Hours:  Tues-Fri from 12-4pm 
 

PROSPECTUS 

Awards & Photos will be posted following the Opening Reception.

Firehouse Gallery
Jan 23 – Feb 2,  2025

The Figure In Place

Create a landscape or interior scene that expresses the connection between people and their environment.

  • Submission Deadline:    January 3, Midnight
  • Opening Reception:    January 23, 6pm – 8pm 
  • Gallery Hours:    Sat/Sun  Jan. 25, 26,  Feb 1, 2   12-4pm
 

PROSPECTUS 

Awards & Photos will be posted following the Opening Reception.

MAC Gallery
March 27 – May 30, 2025

Milford Photo Expo

Our yearly collaboration with Milford Photo placing photographic and digital art front and center.  There is no set theme defined for this show.  

 

 

  • Submission Deadline:   Fri, Mar 7, 2025   Midnight
  • Opening Reception:      Thu, Mar 27, 2025  6pm-8pm
  • Gallery Viewing Hours:  Tues-Fri from 12-4pm 
 

PROSPECTUS 

Awards & Photos will be posted following the Opening Reception.

Monochrome Color & Word Exhibit Block

Firehouse Gallery
April 24 – May 4,  2025

Monochrome: Color & Word

Explore a single color of your choosing (including white or black) through its various shades and temperatures in any 2-D or 3-D medium.

April is Poetry month, and once again we invite poets to submit their words in a framed format, to include words in a visual arts work, or in collaboration with a visual artist.

  • Submission Deadline:   Fri, Apr 4,  Midnight
  • Opening Reception:     Thu, Apr 24,  6pm – 8pm 
  • Gallery Hours:    Sat/Sun  Apr. 26, 27,  May 3, 4   12-4pm
 

PROSPECTUS 

Awards & Photos will be posted following the Opening Reception.

Firehouse Gallery
July 10 – 20,  2025

The Process

  • Part 1: Artists will submit a finished work in any 2-D or 3-D medium of their choosing.
  • Part 2: Artists will submit the plan or process of creating the finished work; this may include: sketches, mood boards, color studies, references, etc. These must also be ready for gallery hanging or display.  
  • Submission Deadline:   Fri, June 6,  Midnight
  • Opening Reception:     Thu, July 10,  6pm – 8pm 
  • Gallery Hours:    Sat/Sun  July 12, 13, 19, 20   12-4pm
 

PROSPECTUS 

Awards & Photos will be posted following the Opening Reception.

Firehouse Gallery
May 20 = June 9,  2024

Scape: In the Garden 

Our annual landscape themed show where the garden is the subject.

  • Gallery Hours: Saturday / Sunday from 12p-4p. The gallery is free and open to the public for viewing at these times.

AWARDS / PHOTO GALLERY  

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