$40,000 matching grant news!

17,600 minutes, 293 hours, 12 full days.  

That’s the amount of time the average American spends driving a car every year. And it’s too much time to waste staring at asphalt. 

Why not art instead? 

Therein lies the ArtPop mission: Showcase the work of local artists on available media space —billboards, news racks, buses — and improve the lives of those in the surrounding communities. Not only does this allow for great artists to be noticed, but it is taking the twelve days the average American sits in the car every year and contributing positively to their mental and physical well-being. 

Isn’t that a cause you can get behind? 

We sure hope so, because ArtPop is up for a matching grant, courtesy of the amazingly generous Reemprise Fund, that could change the state of public art across the country. If we raise $40,000 by April, we will receive a matching donation of $40,000. With a grant this large, we can only begin to imagine the artists we can support, the beauty we can bring to cities across the country and the happiness and health we can promote.  

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on your contributions to be successful. Please consider donating to help us reach our goal, to promote local artists’ work and to make art accessible to communities through available media space.

For more information on how to donate today, please visit our donations page here.


Thanksgiving - gratitude!

Reemprise Grant 

Nov. 22, 2017

As a nonprofit organization, our entire existence depends on the generosity of others. You believe in our organization so much that you are willing to give us your hard-earned money so we can continue our work. 

We are grateful every single day for that. 

Today we are particularly grateful because ArtPop has received a generous donation from Charlie Elberson, primary trustee and advisor for the Reemprise Fund within the Foundation for the Carolinas. 

It’s not his first gift to ArtPop. He is the reason our organization went through months of professional training and development this year, laying a strong foundation for us to achieve our wildest dreams. 

Now he’s giving ArtPop more of the resources we need to get there. 

If you don’t know Charlie, let us tell you: He is a force. He is vice president and insights strategist for Wray Ward and has been developing and building brands for more than 25 years. In Charlotte, he serves on the boards of various nonprofits. He’s also in a band, but we’ll let him tell you more about that… 

Suffice it to say, there’s a lot competing for his time, money and attention, and ArtPop made the cut. We can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done for our organization, and for paving the way for our future success. It’s a powerful thing when someone believes in you and what you do. And Charlie is a believer. 

Thank you, Charlie. We’re going for it. 


The ArtPop team

Wendy Hickey, founder & executive director 

Lindsay McCleary, board chair 

Shira Sagal, vice chair 

Katrina Streiner, member 

Christine Switzer, member


Class of 2018 call for #ArtPopPocono is open now

Hello local artists of PA!  If you live in the counties of Monroe, Wayne, Pike, Lackawanna or Luzerne County, PA or the Slate Belt region of Northampton County, this call is for you!  

We are thrilled about entering our 3rd year in the Poconos' and want to thank our partners at Adams Outdoor Advertising of Northeast PA and Pocono Arts Council.  

Before we were ever known as ArtPop Street Gallery the first program we ever ran was in the Poconos' back in 2002, so this program is always extra special to us here at ArtPop.

Submissions are accepted now through 12/1/17.  Here: http://poconoarts.org/pac/wp-content/uploads/ArtPop-2018-Call-for-Entries.pdf

VOTE for $50,000

ArtPop's founder, Wendy Hickey was nominated for the Eagle Rare Life Award and now through December 5, 2017 your vote could earn ArtPop Street Gallery $50,000.  Simply by voting!

No forms to fill out, no information asked, simply click VOTE.  

This type of funding could be a game changer for our program and make the difference for so many artists and communities.  


You can click vote here, takes 2 seconds and you can vote 1 x every 24 hours now through Dec. 5, 2017.  

Thank you for taking the time to help us be awarded this incredible opportunity.  

2018 #ArtPopLehighValley call is open now

Hello local artists of Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Northampton and Montgomery counties as well as Warren County, NJ our call for artists submissions is now open here bananafactory.org/events/artpop

Call is open now through December 6, 2017.  The specs for PA are different from the specs for NJ, so please be sure you are paying close attention to the details.  

If you are a Northampton County Slate Belt Region artist, wait to apply for #ArtPopPocono when that call opens later this fall.  

This will be our 4th year in the Lehigh Valley and we are so grateful to our partners at Banana Factory/ArtsQuest, Adams Outdoor Advertising of Lehigh Valley as well as Kutztown University.

Thank You and the best of luck to each of you who apply!  

2018 #ArtPopCLT call opens on 9/1/17

The call for the Class of 2017 #ArtPopCLT will be on CallForEntry.org on 9/1/17 and end on 10/15/17 11:59 pm mountain standard time.  If you are not registered with Call For Entry, please do so now. 

Don't wait until the last minute, especially if you are not familiar with the rectangular specs.

Live area of file will be 24" x 5.5" CMYK mode .PDF Format.   

There will be a $25.00 entry fee.  One image only will be accepted.  The call site will only allow for a 5MB file, please know if your work is chosen for the program you MUST be able to provide ArtPop with a 300 dpi high res image of your work when contacted that you have been chosen.  

If you are unsure how to lay out your art for the rectangle specs, hire someone who can help you or ask one of the ArtPop alumni to assist you.   If you are interested in a expert for hire, we recommend Melody Roberts or Melody@outofhomecreative.com  

You must be from one of the 11 #ArtPopCLT counties in NC/SC spelled out in the call.  You will also need to have a website.  We want to provide a platform of exposure and amplify the careers of full time or artists who wish to be full time artists.  If you don't have a website, you can create a free one on Squarespace.com or a host of many other sites out there that are free.  

You will also want to keep the date of 11/30/17 open for the annual artist reveal reception if you are chosen as one of the 20 Class of 2018 artists.  

We wish you all the very best!  




3rd Annual ArtPop fundraiser on June 3, 2017

Hello friends of ArtPop!

We will be hosting our 3rd annual fundraiser for ArtPop Street Gallery in Charlotte, NC on June 3 , 2017.  We will have many local artists works of art as well as incredible silent auction items at the event for you to purchase.  Full bar, live music and as always, you know we throw a great party!

We do sell out every year so get your tickets in advance, please.  

Tickets available here:


If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to ArtPop you can safely do that at Crowdrise.com/ArtPopStreetGallery 

2017 is almost a wrap!

Hello friends of ArtPop!  We are choosing the final artists right now for 2017 and soon you will see all 14 cities ArtPop artists work on the ART tab.  

All 2017 calls have ended and we will come back in fall of 2017 with our calls for 2018! Stay tuned.

Charleston, SC is in it's last 24 hours of the public vote which will end at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017.  Once this final artists' work is chosen, we will be announcing the 5 newest works for the program in our 14th city #ArtPopCharleston!  

Once all of the cities works have been printed and installed ArtPop will be in 14 cities and since our inception featured the work of 200 artists on available billboards, news racks and bus sides. 

We could not be more proud to have grown this program so large since we received our 501c3 in August of 2015.  

We will be using the time from May - September to reorganize, fund raise and find our future donors to be able to grow this program dream sized, perfect it and bring it to as many cities as possible. Our arts and media partners nationwide we adore you and thank you for everything you do to make ArtPop happen!  

If you are interested in partnering with ArtPop please email Wendy@ArtPopStreetGallery.com 

We are actively pursuing a $300,000 2018 sponsor, is that you?  


VOTE for ArtPop

Please take 2 seconds and vote for ArtPop at http://www.seed20.org/vote/

ArtPop has been chosen as one of 20 non-profits for potential seed funding!  

One of the many benefits of #SEED20CLT is we could win $1,000 with your vote! 

If you live in or around Charlotte, NC and would like to attend the philanthropic event on 3/27/17 you can also buy tickets through the SEED20.org site.  

You can vote once a day every day through March 27.  

Thank You for your support!  ArtPop is actively pursuing funding and sponsorships to take our organization to the next level, this #SEED20CLT opportunity on March 27 could be our answered prayer to expand the program and help more local artists!  

Thank You 


ArtPop is one of 20 Charlotte, NC area based non-profits to be chosen for SEED20. 

On the evening of March 27, 2017 we will be giving our 3 minute pitch to potential investors to support ArtPop.  We are so grateful for this incredible opportunity! 

You are all invited and ticket information can be found at www.SEED20.org 

We hope to see you there!  

Charleston, SC

Hello Charleston, SC this call is for you!  

Thank you to our partners at Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charleston and the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts for your tremendous support!  Our 13th city for ArtPop.  Call ends on 3/3/2017!  Call is open to all local artists of Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties. 



Hello Las Vegas, NV our call for year #2 is open now through 3/10/17 Clark County, NV local artists this call is for you!    This year the City of Las Vegas office of Cultural Affairs is awarding each of the (7) artists $500! 

Thank You to our partners at OUTFRONT Media of Las Vegas, Elite Media, AIGA of Las Vegas, AIA of Las Vegas and City of Las Vegas office of Cultural Affairs.  

Call link is here http://lasvegas.aiga.org/ArtPop/


Attention bourbon lovers!

Want a chance to own a very rare 1983 O.F.C. bourbon from Buffalo Trace Distillery?  

ArtPop is thrilled to announce we were chosen as one of the extremely fortunate non-profits to receive a bottle of 1983 bourbon to sell and raise money for ArtPop!  

On January 26, 2017 at Leland Little Auctions - on line, on phone or in person you can bid/buy our O.F.C. bottle!  6:00 pm is the start of the auction and if you are in the Triad area of NC, you can attend the auction as well!  

Leland Little Auctions will list the lot on January 19, 2017 here LelandLittle.com

The link for more information on the bottle can be found here   OFCVintages.com/Charities


Hello Nashville, TN!  Our call for your local artists' work is open now through 2/19/17!  

We are thrilled to add Nashville to our gallery!  We could not do this without our generous and hard working partners at OUTFRONT Media and MetroArts!  We can't wait to hit the streets of Nashville, TN!  

For more information go to ArtPop.Nashville.gov

#ArtPopTriad Winston-Salem, NC

Hello local NC artists in the counties of Davidson, Davie, Surry, Yadkin, Forsyth, Stokes the call for local artist works is open now through 2/28/17.  This will be our second year in the Triad!

Thank You to our partners at the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Arts Council and Fairway Outdoor Triad for your support!  We could not do this without you!

Please go to IntoTheArts.org for more information.  

#ArtPopLehighValley (PA) call open now!

Attention all Lehigh, Berks, Bucks and Northampton County local artists!

The call for #ArtPopLehighValley is open now through December 7, 2016. 

To apply go to  BananaFactory.org/ArtPop

We are so thrilled to return to the Lehigh Valley for year 3!  

We want to Thank our partners Adams Outdoor Advertising of Lehigh Valley, ArtsQuest and Banana Factory and our newest partner Kutztown University!  One future career artist high school students work will be chosen this year and receive a Kutztown Scholarship 

Special Thank You to Kristen Yankowy, Adams Outdoor designer and friend, you are amazing!!