Thomas Dunn Learning Center

Art Receptions & Walkway Gallery

On a semester basis, Thomas Dunn Learning Center hosts an Art Reception. Each semester a new artistic theme will be announced and community artists will be invited to participate in displaying their themed art. The art is not limited to any specific type of media and is displayed in the Walkway Gallery.  As an introduction to each new theme, an art reception is hosted by the Artists in collaboration with the Artist in Residence for participating artists, their guests, and members of the community. Artists using poetry, live music, or other expressions are invited to participate as performers at the art reception.

The dates and themes for 2022/2023 are:

  • Friday, October 14, 2022 – A Hole in My Heart 
  • Friday, April 14, 2023- The Love of Sustainability 
  • Friday, July 14, 2023- Generation Z:  How do you see the future? 

Except for our summer show, there is no age limit for participation, nor any fees or payment. Guests may choose to display their art for sale or not and are free to decide what happens to the art after it is displayed. They are welcome to take it home at the end of the display period. TDLC does not collect any fees for art that is sold as a result of being displayed in the Walkway Gallery.


October 14, 2022 Art Reception: A Hole in My Heart 

The theme of the fall art reception is “A Hole in My Heart” and artists are invited to interpret that theme through their own creative lens and medium of choice.  Please register below to submit your art for the October 14th art reception. Art will be displayed at Thomas Dunn Learning Center throughout the entire month of October / November, to be taken down before Thanksgiving. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status.  

Artist Release and Waiver of Liability

Any artist that displays their art at TDLC must sign an Artist Release and Waiver of Liability that specifies each piece of art they are putting on display.  This form is kept on file at TDLC and can be found following this guidance.  The form releases TDLC from any responsibility for damage that occurs to the art as a result of it being displayed.  It also ensures a safe way for art to be returned to its rightful owner at the end of the display period.  Artists retrieving their art must sign that they picked it up.  Any artist under the age of 18 must also have a parent or guardian signature for permission to participate.