Amalie Arena Seeking Artwork - Deadline is September 7, 2017

In its sixth year, this is a wonderful opportunity for Tampa Bay area artists to submit work for exhibition and for prize awards. Several VSA Florida artists’ work have been selected in the past, so don’t delay and take a chance!

Art that visually celebrates Tampa Bay, everything that inspires you locally….and if you are able to weave in the love of hockey, even better! Artists of all ages are welcome, and this year they have created a special category for artists under 18 years of age.

The Amalie Arena and the Tampa Bay Lightning are excited to announce the sixth annual Open Call to Artists! The Lightning Foundation is seeking artwork from local artists to display throughout Amalie Arena for the upcoming season. Submissions open now, multiple cash prizes available! 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. For more information, visit TampaBayLightning/art.


  • April 5, 2017 - Website open for submission
  • September 7, 2017 - All submissions due
  • September 23, 2017 - Artists will be notified on or before September 23 of acceptance into the Exhibition


  • Artists must live/work in the greater Tampa Bay area.
  • Each artist may submit up to three (3) fully-completed works of art.
  • Artwork must be original. All mediums are welcome, excluding free-standing sculpture
  • Size restrictions: All hanging artwork shall be no larger than 6'x6' (including frame). Wall-hanging sculpture is limited to 7' tall with varying widths accepted.


  • Top three artists overall - $1,000 each
  • Honorable Mention (4-10) - $250 each
  • Top three artists under age 18 - $250 each