Calls to Artists


Port Everglades - Palm Garage​


In partnership with Port Everglades, Broward County, Florida, Broward Cultural Division’s Public Art & Design Program is seeking to commission one artist or artist team (Artist) to design fabricate and install artwork at the new Port Everglades Palm Garage located at the intersection of Eisenhower Boulevard and SW 20th Street, Fort Lauderdale. Opportunities exist on the building’s exterior facade. 

Additional opportunities may be identified in collaboration with the design team. The artwork’s design shall contribute to the Port’s visual branding theme of the Everglades and resolve to establish an artistic sense of place for Port Everglades visitors. Budget: $320,000.

Call deadline: September 10, 2017




The Mayor's Art Challenge

High school students residing in Broward County are invited to participate in the 2017 Mayor’s Art Competition hosted by Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief with the assistance of PNC Bank and Broward County’s Cultural Division.

The event is a county-wide art competition that gives students the opportunity to showcase their talent for the benefit of a local charitable organization. Winning artworks will be recognized by the Mayor for artistic excellence and auctioned at the Mayor’s Gala on October 21, 2017.

Proceeds of the auction will go to the Mayor’s selected charity.


Mayor Barbara Sharief and PNC Bank will be awarding honorariums to multiple student winners.
A total of $7,000 will be distributed to multiple winners.​

Deadline: September 8, 2017.​
Artwork submissions should be emailed to with the Subject Line “Mayors Art Challenge”
Please read 'Call To Students' document, linked below, before submitting. ​


Chalk Lit


 Broward County Main Library invites you to take part in Ft. Lauderdale's 
inaugural chalk art festival. 

This free family friendly event will feature live 2D and 3D chalk artists creating large scale murals in the north plaza of the Main Library. Come experience delicious food trucks, music, crafting with Blick Art Supply and the unique experience of watching street painting unfold before your eyes on the pavement. 

Call To Artists
The Chalk Lit Festival’s theme is 'Literature', part of the National Endowment
for the Arts’ Big Read? Community Reading Program. 4'x6', 5'x5', or 6'x6' spaces available.

Deadline for entries is October 15th, 2017. Spaces are limited!​

Artist inquiries please email Art Director Carrie Bennett: