LA County Fair Art Exhibition
Deadline: April 1, 2018


The Millard Sheets Art Center is inviting artists, art institutions, collectives, creative agencies, and designers to participate in our 2018 LA County Fair exhibition.

The 2018 exhibition invites you to propose unique immersive environments designed for guests to experience Route 66 in essence, variations, and abstractions of its history, landmarks and roadside attractions.

Additionally, artists are encouraged to research facts and experiences of all travelers during Route 66’s history and explore these topics as well; particularly the Black, Mexican, Asian and other ethnic minority experiences. This exhibition is an opportunity to include narratives and history that are important to the understanding of life in the US during the twentieth century.

Alt 66 will lead visitors to experience the iconic “Mother Road” in a way they never thought possible as they progress from one space to another building new memories along the way.

This exhibition will provoke ideas about Route 66 that are seldom or not yet explored through 20 unique installations and will be the next interpretation of the search for our country’s compelling stories of cultural fusion from Chicago to Santa Monica and the 2,448 miles in between and beyond.


Selected artists will receive $1,500 towards materials and labor. Artists will be responsible for creating their installations using the allotted budget and time. In addition, selected proposals will be eligible for a First and Second place prize of $1,000 and $500 respectively.

The annual exhibition draws 85,000 visitors to the art center and is an unparalleled opportunity for an artist/artist team and/or institution to showcase their creativity.

Please review the Full Project Details before submitting your proposal.

Thank you and we look forward to reviewing your submission.

Full Project Details

To submit your proposal please email:
Thomas Canavan at


Irene Tsatsos
Director of Exhibition Programs / Chief Curator
Armory Center for the Arts

Rebecca Morse
Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Mat Gleason
Coagula Curatorial

Important Dates:

  • Launch Application – January 31
  • Application Deadline – April 1
  • Artist Notifications – April 30
  • Installation – July 9 – August 10
  • Media Preview – Late August
  • Run – August 31 – September 23
  • De-install – October 1-5