Amelie Arena and Tampa Bay Lightning Open Call to Artists

Deadline: September 6

Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning are hosting our 8th annual Open Call to Artists.

During the first seven years of the program, we were honored to proudly display 280 pieces of locally-created art throughout the building for our 1.5 million annual visitors to admire. All artwork is for sale, with proceeds going directly to the artist.

We are looking for artwork to display in the 2019-2020 season and we again invite all emerging and established local visual artists to submit pieces of original artwork.

The exhibit’s goal is to display images that embrace and celebrate the greater Tampa Bay community, and that can help the Arena reflect the vibrancy of the area. . . images that creatively weave in Lightning hockey are certainly a welcomed addition.

A jury composed of representatives from the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, The Dalí Museum and the Ringling Museum will select the pieces for display on our IOA Suite Level.

In addition to being displayed in the building, there is the opportunity to win a cash prize. The top three overall ranked artwork pieces, as scored by the judges, receive cash prizes of $1,000 each. Honorable mentions ranked in the top-10 will receive $250 each and the top three pieces from the youth category (under 18 years old) will receive $250.

All artists will be invited to a reception this Fall at the unveiling of the artwork.

Details and submission requirements can be found at