Currently accepting spring 2021 applications

In the Heart of Greenwich Village

Now in its 90th Year

Fall 2018 Show - Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 1, 2, 3 and Sept. 8, 9


The Winners' Circle Gallery is now up. Check out to see who won prizes in various categories.
VISITORS NOTE: The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is NOT in Washington Square Park. 


Although we may have previously announced the cancellation of the 2021 spring show, we are now cautiously optimistic about the opportunity to have a limited show in May. Please stay tuned for further announcements as we await further directives from New York City officials who have the final say.

If you have registered for the fall 2021 but not the spring show, and would like to have your fee applied to the spring show, please contact John DiBiase to arrange to have your booth fee refunded or applied toward the fall show.g 2021 registration booth fees.

Exhibit Hours: Noon - 6 p.m. every show day


Fine Arts
Graphics • Mixed Media • Oils & Acrylic • Watercolor
Photography • Sculpture • Crafts

Jewelry • Metal Work •Ceramics
Glass • Mixed Media • Fiber • Wood


WSOAE is now accepting new members.

WSOAE members get involved in the planning and fundraising that supports the success of our annual spring and fall shows.

WSOAE also accepts donations of any amount. If you contribute $40 or more, you can join us as a member and, if desired, volunteer to help at the shows in the Fall and Spring.

Click here to apply or request additional information.

The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit is a twice-a-year happening every Memorial Day Weekend and the weekend that follows and every Labor Day Weekend and the weekend that follows that.

The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and are a cosmopolitan mix, including art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools and professionals such as interior designers.

Our show is a sidewalk show, not a street fair, and has its venue on University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU's Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.

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For Inquiries Contact: John DiBiase, Executive Director

212.982.6255 or email: