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Call for Art

Stop the Hate: Reimagining Our Communities 
Art Exhibition

Hosted by:

East Palo Alto Today

Funded by the State of California Libraries

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About EPA Today

The East Palo Alto Center for Community Media made the East Palo Alto Today newspaper the centerpiece of its communication efforts. East Palo Alto Today's primary goal is to present accurate, balanced information about the issues, people and events affecting the East Palo Alto and Belle Haven communities. With its presentation of local profiles and articles focusing on the area's diverse population, East Palo Alto Today has broad local appeal. The paper's expanded coverage encourages a new level of understanding, civic participation and cooperation: fundamental ingredients necessary for a better quality of life for the residents in the East Palo Alto and Belle Haven communities.


The theme of this exhibition is “Stop the Hate: Reimagining Our Communities.” We are calling for art submissions connected to your identities that relate to themes of reflection on the past, the present, and/or the dreams for the future. Consider these questions: What do you hope for the future of your communities? What does a community without hatred look like to you? How are you stopping the hate?


Accepted artwork will be displayed on our bimonthly print newspaper and be featured on our social media channels starting at the beginning of APIDA Heritage Month in May.

About this Exhibit

The EPA Today Art Exhibit aims to give visibility to the diversity of perspective and lived experiences of the East Palo Alto and Belle Haven communities. In addition, we hope to foster opportunity and connection for young artists in the area. Under no circumstances will EPA Today own copyright to art submitted. This is a platform to share local art and talent.

  • First Place Prize - $500

  • Runner Up - $250

  • Honorable Mention - $100

What can I submit?

All skill levels are welcome! We accept art pieces of different forms, including but not limited to drawing, embroidery, photography, digital art (excluding work created through artificial intelligence), poetry, short videos, audio, etc.

  • July 15, 2024: Call for Art opens.

  • August 18, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT: Call for Art closes. 

  • Week of September 15, 2024: Student art will be posted and published. 

  • Saturday, September 28 - Stop the Hate Art Exhibition

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Ready to make an impact?

Submit Your Entry

Thank you for your interest in the "Stop the Hate: Reimagining our Communities Exhibition.  Before you complete this form, please be sure to read more about the exhibition and guidelines on the Call for Art document here.

Deadline: March 30, 2024 at 11:59 PM PT

Questions? Please contact 

About You

Artwork Upload

Upload your files here

If you have a file(s) exceeding this size, please upload them to Google Drive and submit a document with the share link. Please be sure to still complete the remainder of this form.

Complete the following checklist before proceeding:

About Your Artwork

The following information will be used to label your artwork.

Your artist's statement is an opportunity to help curators and viewers better understand the connection of your work to the show theme.  If space allows, this statement may be displayed by your work.

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