Krasl Art Center’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. KAC’s artist opportunities are diverse and layered, and support this mission.

We celebrate and support artists at all stages of their career, fostering meaningful relationships through the creation, exploration, and patronage of art. We welcome artist applications in the following areas:


Krasl Art Center displays contemporary art indoors and out year-round. We value experimentation, innovation, excellence, timeliness and relevance. In KAC’s galleries, guests discover a safe place to experience new ideas and new media, and engage in challenging and provocative dialogue.

The Galleries: If you are an artist or curator with an exhibition concept or body of work that meets these values, please submit a proposal to Artists and curators are encouraged to review the gallery plan by clicking here to ensure proposals are scaled appropriately.

The Lab: Participants must propose an art installation to fit within a 367 square-foot gallery space. Exhibition availability as early as September 2023. Complete our online Exhibition Proposal Form by clicking here. Artists are encouraged to review the gallery plan by clicking here to ensure proposals are scaled appropriate

Exhibition proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and held for 2 years. Due to the quantity received, we will contact you only in the event of an exhibition opportunity. 

Outdoors: Special opportunities for outdoor installations are posted seasonally. Please see current and upcoming opportunities below:

  • Pride 2023: In honor of Pride Month, KAC seeks proposals from LGBTQIA+ artists each spring for a dynamic 2D installation to remain on view outdoors for 12 months. Proposals due March 17. See all application details in the Call for Artists by clicking here
  • East Garden: KAC’s East Garden offers an opportunity for artists to feature large-scale interactive artworks on KAC’s campus during the summer. Proposals due March 17. See all application details in the Call for Artists by clicking here

Biennial Invitational: Krasl Art Center hosts a biennial invitational featuring outdoor sculpture and art projects throughout St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Public artists and sculptors wishing to be considered may email Artists are encouraged to review KAC’s Public Art Map to learn more about sites and placements.


The Shop at Krasl Art Center features decorative and functional artwork handcrafted by local and regional artists. This specially curated selection supports KAC’s mission with items relevant to our community, collection, and current exhibitions. We value excellence, innovation, and experimentation in artist-made goods – including fine art, wearables, housewares, jewelry, paper products, and more. To apply or for more information, fill out our Museum Shop Artist Interest Form and a staff member will contact you.


Krasl Art Center is always looking for talented and enthusiastic Teaching Artists to add to our team! Teaching opportunities include youth and adult classes, camps, workshops and outreach programs. Please send a resume, cover letter and link to your artwork to Director of Education Nathan Margoni at to apply.


KAC’s Art Markets welcome artists to sell their artwork on our Oval Lawn 4 Saturdays in the summer and the first Saturday in November. Learn more on our webpage here, and apply for the 2023 season by clicking here.


Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff 2020


Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff showcases artists annually on the second weekend in July in scenic Lake Bluff Park. Learn how you can be a featured artist here.