The Red Door Project is now a part of ArtAmplified, occurring this summer and fall! Artists are invited to submit proposals to be considered as a featured Red Door Project Artist in 2024. Due to venue constraints, only a limited number of artists will be selected for each theme. While all artists are welcome to apply for both themes, selection is not guaranteed.

Theme One: HOME

ArtWorks has found a new “home” in the heart of Walnut Hills’ business district at the historic 1920s Bolce building, the venue for this Red Door Project exhibition. Explore the concept of “home” through your unique artistic lens by participating in this pop-up art auction. What does home mean to you? Is it a place, a feeling, a person, or a memory? Capture the essence of belonging and comfort in your work.

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, July 24th at 11:59 PM

Exhibition Details:

  • Date: Saturday, August 10th
  • Location: ArtWorks New Creative Campus, 2429 Gilbert Ave., Walnut Hills 45206
  • Duration: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM


Theme Two: LIGHT

BLINK® returns to Cincinnati on October 17-20, 2024. Join us in the excitement leading up to this year’s event by participating in “LIGHT,” a pop-up art auction. Illuminate the world with your interpretation of light, whether as a physical medium or a metaphorical concept. Show how light transforms, reveals, and inspires. Create pieces that play with brightness, shadow, and the spectrum in between.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, August 16th at 11:59pm
Exhibition Details:
  • Date: Sunday, October 6th
  • Location: Hotel Covington, 638 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
  • Duration: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
The Red Door Project Contact Information and Support  
  • For questions or assistance with submission due to digital access challenges, contact Karla Batres Gilvin, Exhibitions and Gallery Fellowship Manager, at or 513-333-3600 ext. 11. Paper submissions will not be accepted.  

More Information about The Red Door Project:  For a decade, the Red Door Project has been a vibrant part of Cincinnati’s artistic landscape, providing a platform for local artists to shine. Founded in 2014 by Barbara Hauser, this initiative has championed creativity, inclusivity, and community engagement. As it marks its milestone 10th anniversary, the Red Door Project is set to transition into an ArtWorks program, ushering in a new chapter of expansion and collaboration. Originally started as a pop-up art gallery event in Over-the-Rhine under Hauser’s guidance, who is now a valued member of the ArtWorks board, the initiative transformed vacant retail spaces into vibrant showcases of artistic talent. Over the past decade, the Red Door Project has exhibited artworks from artists across Cincinnati at various locations. This year, ArtWorks is proud to bring the auction to Walnut Hills and Covington. Celebrate  with us and submit your application to our inaugural Red Door auctions this year!