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The selection of art exhibits for the Poway Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) is selected by an objective panel of committee members.
The application must be completed in full and include:
The best exhibitions are often those that have an organizing idea and clear point of view. Solo exhibitions or those presenting two or three artists, simplify the Curator’s task because artworks created by the same artist are likely to suggest connections between the works. Large group exhibitions that include scores of artists represent a Curator’s most substantial challenge. Here are some tips to assist you in showcasing your selected art works to their best advantage:
A diagram of available exhibit spaces can be found in the Exhibit Space and Hanging System pdf.
Display of sculptures may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts has an art hanging system utilizing wires with adjustable hooks (please see details in the Exhibit Space and Hanging System pdf).
To ensure the artwork hangs properly, it is imperative that the artists prepare frames as follows:
PCPA Staff will work with you upon selection to determine the load-in/load-out date. You are required to have staff assistance for the art exhibit load-in for a minimum of 2 hours at $23 per hour. Should your group require additional staff assistance or assistance for the load-out, a fee of $23 per hour will be assessed.
Create labels on a computer by printing them on clear label stock that can apply easily to the PCPA’s white walls. We have had success with: Avery 15663 Clear, Easy Peel Shipping labels and Avery 58163 Repositionable Shipping labels. All labels look best at the same level on the wall. Here is the standard format for labels:
We post your art exhibition on our website ( www.powaycenter.com ), using the brief description and photo of your art you provide to us. Photo must be in JPEG format, landscape orientation, 800pixels x 600pixels (4:3).
Art Gallery viewing hours (Closed Sunday, Monday, and major Holidays):Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.Friday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.*Performances may affect gallery hours. Refer to powaycenter.com for current schedule.
Absolutely! Group or individual artists exhibiting at the PCPA agree to collect and report all applicable sales tax on any artwork sold. Sold artwork must remain on the wall until load-out.
Applicant, for themselves and the above-named group and all members thereof, agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City, its officers, officials, employees, and agents from and against all claims, damages, losses, and expenses arising out of Applicant’s use of the PCPA, including (but not limited to) injuries (including death), illness (including but not limited to any and all claims relating to COVID-19), damages and losses to, or sustained by, Applicant for themselves and the above-named group; and violations of local ordinances, or state or federal laws and regulations (including those arising from claims of discrimination and compliance with state and local COVID-19 regulations and other related protocols and/or requirements). Applicant agrees that it is solely responsible for compliance with all application of COVID-19 regulations, protocols and other requirements. Expenses could include attorney fees arising out of Applicant’s use of the PCPA; damages for the failure to provide for such safety and welfare for the Applicant and the above-named group and all members thereof; or involvement with the Exhibition described herein, caused in whole or in part by any negligent act or omission of the Applicant, for themselves and the above-named group and all members thereof.
You can purchase and print tickets online 24 hours a day at www.powaycenter.com at any location with an internet-capable computer and printer. Box Office hours are Friday and Saturday from 1:00PM-6:00PM, one hour prior to scheduled event, and half an hour after scheduled event curtain time. The Box Office is closed Sunday through Thursday, and major holidays.
Steps to Buy Tickets Online
The best browsers to use with the ticketing software are Chrome or Edge.
*Poway OnStage shows will take you to their website before rerouting you to our ticketing page. All other shows go straight to the ticketing page.
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts Box Office can reprint tickets as long as the ticket or tickets were purchased directly from us (whether by phone or online). The original tickets will then become invalid. If you purchased your tickets online and selected to print eTickets, an email was sent to you from TicketSearch with an attachment of your tickets, and you can reprint your tickets. If the tickets are on your phone, you can open the email and show the QR code at the door. Tickets purchased through a 3rd party cannot be traced; therefore, we are unable to offer reprints.
The Poway Center for the Performing Arts is committed to providing quality cultural experiences for audience members of all ages. Depending on the client presenting the performance you may be allowed to have infants under 1 year sitting on a lap. Anyone 1 year and older must have a ticket as they will need to have a physical seat.
Ticket refunds and exchanges are not available. The PCPA is a venue only, all shows and revenue are the property of the clients we serve.
No exchanges or refunds for any ticket purchased at our facility.
All tickets, including tickets printed at home, will be scanned when you enter the building. Each ticket has a unique QR code that can only be scanned once.