The world needs you and your creativity, especially now, so please keep making art, seeking out calls and submitting those applications when you can.

The Artist’s Umbrella and Opportunity Arts, in collaboration with Downtown Lansing Inc. and City of Lansing are seeking visual artists for their event "Creatives: A Drive-Thru Halloween Themed Extravaganza!" The event will feature drive-through "trunk-or-treat" stations, music, artists, hula hoopers, body painters and more. Email Mike Marriott at for more info. Event takes place this Saturday, Oct. 24, from 7-10 p.m. Learn more.

Northville Art House seeks entries for its juried collage art exhibition, "Shear Madness" being held Jan. 13-Feb. 6, 2021. Cash awards of $650 for 1st-4th place and honorable mention. Artists 18 and over may submit a maximum of three original collage works of art composed by arranging and gluing or otherwise affixing pieces of paper, fabric, photographs or other mixed media to a surface. Application deadline is Nov. 22, 2020. Learn more.

Charlevoix Circle of Arts seeks entries for its juried art exhibition, "re|ART" to be held on Feb. 1-27, 2021. Cash awards will be given. Open to all Michigan visual artists working in all mediums, including 2-D, 3-D, functional art, fine craft, photography and installation. Application deadline is Jan. 10, 2021. Learn more.

All She Makes announces a call for women artists worldwide. Submit works to be considered for a listing in their international directory, accessible to organizations and collectors worldwide and to be featured in social media. All directory artists get considered for additional future opportunities and collaborations. Learn more.

ARC Gallery & Educational Foundation announces a call to artists for the 2021 exhibition "Solitude." As COVID continues to impede people's movements and interactions, how do we, as individuals, or as members of a larger, even worldwide community, process these survival confinements? ARC is searching for your creative endeavors as a reflection of your process under the current circumstances, keeping artists alone but pulling together into a community. Application deadline is Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Learn more.

Manifest, the international Cincinnati-based non-profit arts organization and gallery, invites visual artists to submit works of art about timing as it relates to the five themes of Who, What, Where, When and Why for their upcoming exhibition. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual, abstract or experimental of any media. Application deadlines vary depending on the individual theme chosen. Learn more.

SlowArt Productions announces "Emerging Artists," the 29th annual competition for gallery exhibition and publication awards. This exhibition is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of emerging artists. It will be held March 4-27, 2021, at the Limner Gallery and is open to all artists working in any medium. Application deadline is Nov. 30, 2020. Learn more.