BLYTHEVILLE — The Ritz Civic Center, 306 W. Main St., is seeking area artists who would be interested in presenting their work as a featured artist in the Ritz Gallery.

Exhibits are scheduled for a month and include a Meet the Artist opening reception. There is no cost to the artist for the exhibit or the reception. Artworks exhibited may be available for purchase at the discretion of the artist.

Exhibits may include any genre of art which displays well hanging on a gallery wall. All works must be family friendly since the gallery is open to all ages of the public. They may be mounted on canvas or framed and ready for hanging.

In addition to individual artists, an exhibit could include works by various artists joined together by a class or teacher, interest group or other similar relationship.

Interested artists are asked to contact David Lyttle, Ritz manager, by calling 870-762-1744. If no answer, please leave a message.

Once contacted, samples of works must be submitted to be considered. A month will be scheduled for the exhibit and the date set for the reception.

Although currently closed due to COVID-19 concerns, The Ritz Commission is in the process of planning a step-by-step reopening to begin as soon as feasible. They anticipate then gradually moving back into a full schedule of events.