Host Cities

In partnership with cultural and civic organizations across North America, The Photoville FENCE is exhibited in many major parks and downtowns.

Atlanta

The Atlanta Beltine is 33 miles of multi-use, urban trails across the city. The 3-mile Westside Trail stitches together some of Atlanta’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form. By producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the US, they provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a world-class waterfront park along the East River with rolling hills, riverfront promenades, lush gardens, and spectacular city views.

The very first edition of The FENCE debuted in Brooklyn in 2012, as a partnership between Photoville, Photo District News and Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Calgary
Feb 1, 2020 – Spring 2020
Century Gardens Calgary

The 8th edition exhibition has concluded, and the 9th edition will return in February 2021.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a Regional Showcase, so if you’re an artist in Western Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, or Yukon Territory), make sure to submit!

Century Gardens is an urban park located in Calgary’s downtown core that was originally developed in 1975 to celebrate Calgary’s Centennial. The park is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and Seventh and Eighth Streets in the southwest quadrant of the city.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Annually since 2006, Alberta’s Photo Festival generates participation in photographic image making and to engage practitioners, photo professionals, and audiences in dialogue about the medium, its past, present and future. Exposure seeks to expand awareness, to educate, inform, and delight.

Denver
October 16 – December 1, 2019
Cherry Creek Trail

This 8th edition exhibition has concluded, and the 9th edition will return in summer 2020.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a Regional Showcase, so if you’re an artist in Colorado, make sure to submit!

The Cherry Creek Bike Path is one of the most popular biking/hiking/jogging trails in Denver. It runs along Cherry Creek for more than 40 miles to Franktown, and passes through the Cherry Creek Shopping District.

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is the only nonprofit organization in Denver dedicated exclusively to the art of photography. Founded in 1963, it serves as a resource center where photographers can learn new skills, pursue their artistic vision, build community, and seek inspiration and creative growth.

Durham
October 2020
Downtown Durham

This exhibition will be accompanied by a Regional Showcase, so if you’re an artist in North Carolina, make sure to submit!

Downtown Durham is known for its restaurants, breweries, and shops, as well as revitalized industrial areas like Brightleaf and the American Tobacco Historic District, and cultural centers such as the Durham Performing Arts Center and many public artworks.

The CLICK! Photography Festival celebrates the medium of photography and its cultural influence by engaging the photography community with exceptional photo-based works and artists. The month-long festival every October brings together photography lovers, exhibitions, and programming.

Houston

Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. Opened in 1924, the park covers over 1500 acres.

The mission of the Memorial Park Conservancy is to preserve, restore, and enhance Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow.

The Metro (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota)
Fall 2020

We are excited to welcome a new host city for the 9th edition! The Metro is the first tri-city ever to host The FENCE, and we are excited!

This exhibition will be accompanied by a Regional Showcase, so if you’re an artist in the  -OTA states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota) in the following counties, make sure to submit!

North Dakota (All counties); Minnesota (Red Lake, Park, Clearwater, Norman, Mahnomen, Clay, Becker, Hubbard, Wilken, Otter Tail, Wadena, Douglas, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Grant); South Dakota (Marshall, Roberta, Day)

The Arts Partnership (TAP) is a nonprofit umbrella arts organization that represents all art forms in Fargo and West Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN.

Our mission is to cultivate the community through the arts, which we do with our three core values:

  • Support local art and the artists who make it
  • Advocate the arts’ role in a vibrant economy
  • Promote a creatively enriched community. We envision a community that wholeheartedly embraces and supports the arts as a valuable piece of our social and economic success.
New Orleans
Fall 2020

We are excited to welcome a new host city for the 9th edition!

This exhibition will be accompanied by a Regional Showcase, so if you’re an artist in Louisiana, make sure to submit!

New Orleans Photo Alliance is an artist-drive nonprofit which was established after Hurricane Katrina. Our mission is to encourage the understanding and appreciation of photography through exhibitions, opportunities, and educational programs. The Alliance strives to be a cultural stimulus, which fosters economic and artistic growth while preserving the rich and diverse photographic culture and community of New Orleans and the southern region.

PhotoNOLA is an annual celebration of photography in New Orleans, produced by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in partnership with museums, galleries, and alternative venues citywide each December. Showcasing work by photographers near and far, the festival includes exhibitions, workshops, lectures, a portfolio review, gala and more. PhotoNOLA’s broad range of programming connects and inspires our community through photography.

Sarasota
November 8 – March 1, 2020
Nathan Benderson Park

The 8th edition exhibition has concluded, and the 9th edition will return in November 2020.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a Regional Showcase, so if you’re an artist in Florida, make sure to submit!

Nathan Benderson Park (NBP) is a unique 600-acre community park that includes North America’s premier 2,000-meter sprint rowing course and a regatta center.

Seattle

The City of Seattle is rebuilding Seattle’s central waterfront. The City will construct a park promenade along the water, construct a new surface street along Alaskan Way, rebuild Pier 58 and Pier 62, build an elevated connection from Pike Place Market to the waterfront, and improve east-west connections between downtown and Elliott Bay.

Over the past 30 years, Photographic Center Northwest has evolved from a small photography school into a vibrant educational institution. It continues to be a beacon for the photographic arts in the Pacific Northwest, drawing students and artists from across the region to participate in classes, workshops and exhibitions.

Winchester
June 20 – September 27, 2020
Downtown Winchester

This exhibition will be accompanied by a Regional Showcase, so if you’re an artist in New England, make sure to submit!

Winchester, Massachusetts is a designated cultural district featuring a walking area designated for celebrating the arts. Find more detailed map of Photoville FENCE in Winchester here.

The Griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art.

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