Call to Artists


Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences international juried competition.

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Free Field Trips

Register for a free field trip to the 2019 Embracing Our Differences Art Exhibit at Bayfront Park.

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About Us


Through the transformative power of the arts, we educate and inspire to create a better world. We envision a world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice.

About Embracing Our Differences

Call to Artists!

Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world.

Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art or creative writing submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.

Teacher Resources

Our year-round educational initiatives are a key component of our mission. Our annual teacher workshops and retreats provide area educators with the skills, strategies and resources to provide curricula and lesson plans relating to art appreciation, character building and diversity education. Presented in partnership with regional school districts and nationally recognized educators, these programs positively impact the lives of thousands of area teachers and students every year.

Get Involved

Everyday Embracing Our Differences works to share our positive message of enriching lives through diversity.

You can join us in creating a community where embracing diversity and moving beyond tolerance to genuine acceptance and respect is not only a way of thinking and feeling - but most importantly, of acting.

Together, we can create a vibrant community where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.

2017 Attendance