We review artwork for display at our seven locations year-round, in the order submissions are received. The artwork is rotated approximately twice per year (every six months). Preference will be given to local artists with a large body of work. Most often, large format works stand out best in our spaces. Please submit your materials below and allow 4-6 weeks for review.

What we offer:

  • A display of your artwork in our venue for 6 months with approximately 1,000 visitors enjoying the work daily!
  • Marketing and promotion via our e-newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to announce your artwork on display
  • An established venue for sale of your artwork (note: 100% of commission from sale of artwork goes directly to the artist)

Art Submission Form

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your art at Busboys and Poets. It takes about three to four weeks for us to contact you about the potential of displaying your work at one of our locations. Generally, we select art that has strong commentary about the world and communities in which we live. nTo help facilitate the process, please make sure you have included 5 to 7 images on a theme along with email contact information and phone number to art@busboysandpoets. Feel free to include your website address, a bio/resume and artist statement as well. (Note that although we will make sure to take good care of your art, there is risk involved in hanging work in a restaurant environment). nIf you have questions, feel free to call Carol Rhodes Dyson at (202) 332-6432.
  • Please add your phone number, email, cell phone etc.
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