5 X 5 Art Exhibit & Fundraiser

The 5 x 5 Art Exhibit & Fundraiser brings local art to the public with a one-night exhibit of over 200 artworks. The 5-inch x 5-inch artworks are generously donated by area artists and are sold as a fundraiser for Johnson City Public Art. The event is free and open to the public. 


August 5th, 2022
5:55 – 9 PM
The Pavilion at Founders Park (105 W. Main St.)

Now Accepting Artwork Donations

Johnson City Public Art is currently accepting artwork donations for the 2022 5 x 5 Art Exhibit & Fundraiser! View complete Submission Requirements prior to signing up.

  • Participating artists must be 18 or older.
  • Both 2D and 3D art will be accepted this year.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 artworks.
  • All 2D artwork must be completed on the 5″ x 5″ birch wood panels provided by Johnson City Public Art. 3D elements may be incorporated onto the panel if desired.
  • 3D artwork must conform to 5″ x 5″ x 5″, but artists are NOT required to mount 3D work on the panels provided by Johnson City Public Art.

Last day to complete submission form/sign up to participate: July 13th
Artwork submission deadline: July 22nd


Sign up to participate!

Sign up to participate on the online Submission Form.

Artists submitting 2D artwork will receive 5″ x 5″ birch wood panels to use as a surface for work. Obtain your panel(s) in one of the following ways:

  1. Pick up your panel(s) at the Johnson City Public Works Street Division building at 209 Water Street. Directions to the pick up location are available below.
  2. Request your panel(s) via mail (available only for addresses outside of Johnson City). Mail option is NOT available June 9 – 27. Mailed deliveries requested during this timeframe will be mailed on June 28.

PANEL PICK-UP LOCATION

If you plan to pick up your panel(s), please come to the following location (this office is open weekdays between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.):  

Johnson City Public Works – Street Division front desk

209 Water St.
Johnson City, TN 37601

Directions from the ETSU area:

As you’re traveling towards the downtown area on State of Franklin Rd. (coming from the East Tennessee State University area), turn left onto Buffalo St. from State of Franklin. When you cross Roan St., Buffalo St. will turn into Water St. Soon after you pass under the I-26 overpass, you’ll see a sign on the left that reads “Service Center”. Turn left here, and go straight past the gas pumps. Continue until you come to a 3 way stop. When you’re at the stop, the Street Division building will be just up ahead on your left. You can pull up directly in front of the building and enter through the front door. Let the receptionist know that you need to pick up 5 x 5 panels. 

Directions from I-26 East:
Take Exit 22 towards Elm St. Take a left when you come to Water St. After you cross under the I-26 overpass, you’ll soon see a sign on your left that reads “Service Center”. Turn left here and go straight past the gas pumps. Continue until you come to a 3 way stop. When you’re at the stop, the Street Division building will be just up ahead on your left. You can pull up directly in front of the building and enter through the front door. Let the receptionist know that you need to pick up 5 x 5 panels. 
 


Returning Artwork:

DROP OFF

If you plan to drop off your artwork, please bring to the following location (this office is open weekdays between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.):  

Johnson City Public Works – Street Division front desk

209 Water St.
Johnson City, TN 37601

Directions from the ETSU area:

As you’re traveling towards the downtown area on State of Franklin Rd. (coming from the East Tennessee State University area), turn left onto Buffalo St. from State of Franklin. When you cross Roan St., Buffalo St. will turn into Water St. Soon after you pass under the I-26 overpass, you’ll see a sign on the left that reads “Service Center”. Turn left here, and go straight past the gas pumps. Continue until you come to a 3 way stop. When you’re at the stop, the Street Division building will be just up ahead on your left. You can pull up directly in front of the building and enter through the front door. Let the receptionist know that you need to drop off 5 x 5 panels. 

Directions from I-26 East:
Take Exit 22 towards Elm St. Take a left when you come to Water St. After you cross under the I-26 overpass, you’ll soon see a sign on your left that reads “Service Center”. Turn left here and go straight past the gas pumps. Continue until you come to a 3 way stop. When you’re at the stop, the Street Division building will be just up ahead on your left. You can pull up directly in front of the building and enter through the front door. Let the receptionist know that you need to drop off 5 x 5 panels. 
 


SHIP

If you plan to ship your artwork, please send to the following address:

Johnson City Public Art

Attn: Cheyenne Kumbhare
209 Water St.
Johnson City, TN 37601  


MAIL

If you plan to mail your artwork, please send to the following address:

Johnson City Public Art

Attn: Cheyenne Kumbhare
PO Box 2150
Johnson City, TN 37605


For more information on the 5 x 5 Art Exhibit & Fundraiser contact Cheyenne Kumbhare at ckumbhare@johnsoncitytn.org.