Dairy Arts Center

Calls for Entry

The Visual Arts Department at the Dairy is proud to announce the 2021 annual call for artists. This includes individual and curated group gallery exhibitions for January – December 2021.The Dairy encourages artists who work in all visual art mediums to apply. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work. The application deadline is 11:59pm on January 15, 2020.

2021 Call for Entry

The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado invites artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for a permanent public art sculpture dedicated to Indigenous people in our community and region. The intent is to acknowledge the traditional Indigenous inhabitants of the land occupied by the Dairy.

Call for Indigenous Artists

The Dairy Arts Center’s Visual Arts Program is currently seeking proposals for
individual sculptural works of art, for display on the Dairy’s Palmer Terrace.


Founded in 1992, the Dairy Arts Center is a multi-disciplinary, not-for-profit, cultural arts organization housed in the historic Watts-Hardy Dairy building in Boulder, Colorado. The Dairy’s building was operational as a dairy storage and processing plant in the 1960’s and 70’s. Since 1997, when the Dairy Arts Center’s original three galleries were built, the Dairy’s visual arts program has grown in recognition throughout Colorado and the United States. A major renovation of the building, which took place August 2015 – August 2016, provided a fourth gallery along with improved lighting,exhibition facilities, and equipment in the existing galleries. Each year, the Dairy hosts over 200,000 arts experiences for people of all ages who come to experience visual art exhibitions, lectures, and art workshops, as well as theater and music performances and film screenings.

For additional information about the Dairy’s galleries or Dairy-sponsored Calls for Entry, contact Jessica Kooiman Parker | Curator of Visual Arts | jkparker@thedairy.org | 303-440-7826 x107

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826