SQUARE - D:  A UNT CoLAB Community Exhibition


square - d will be a community art exhibition presented by the UNT CoLAB Gallery.

Proceeds from the sale of contributed works of art will benefit the UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger.

This is an open themed exhibition, open to residents of the greater Denton area.

Artists will enter the show by purchasing a blank 12-inch square canvas from the UNT CoLab. This will serve as the entry fee for the show. The artist must agree to donate their completed artwork to the exhibition. Proceeds from the sale of any works will benefit the UNT Food Pantry.

The exhibition will be on display from July 7 - July 29, 2023.

An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, July 7, 2023, from 6 - 8 p.m. and will be open to the public.

The UNT CoLAB is a multi-functional venue in the heart of downtown Denton. The UNT CoLAB is comprised of a retail boutique featuring unique, artisan and alumni made goods, a gallery space with monthly rotating exhibitions, and an event venue that bridges the campus to the community in meaningful ways. In addition, the UNT CoLAB functions as a Student Learning Lab operated by the College of Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism.

The UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger serves UNT students who may be experiencing hunger or food insecurity.  The UNT Food Pantry is funded by donations only! Any monetary or food donation helps provide needed resources to UNT students.  Students are able to visit free of charge once per week to supply themselves with food and various other items that can help them achieve success in their academic journey at UNT.



Art MUST incorporate the canvas received by the UNT CoLAB. Any medium is welcome. Each artist will receive a 12” x 12” canvas. The rest is limited only to your imagination!

Entries will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once all canvases have been purchased, the exhibit will be closed to additional participants.

All art that is returned to the UNT CoLAB during the designated drop off time frame will be included in the exhibit, pending approval. Please keep in mind that the UNT CoLAB is a family friendly environment. All works must be original; i.e., no fan art.

The UNT CoLAB reserves the right to exclude any work based on appropriateness and/or violation of guidelines.


Each artist is limited to a total of two entries. 

Entry fee will be collected via the purchase of the 12-inch square canvas from the UNT CoLAB for $10 each. Students (any age from elementary through college) can participate at a discounted entry of $5.00. Artists will receive their canvas entry upon payment at the UNT CoLAB.


All work included in the exhibit will be priced at $25, with proceeds benefiting the UNT Food Pantry presented by Kroger. Any art not sold during the exhibition dates will remain available for purchase at a reduced rate for August. Any remaining unsold works will be returned to the artist at the end of August.


Artists must return their completed canvas to the gallery between Tuesday, June 20 – Saturday, July 1 for inclusion in the exhibition.

The UNT CoLAB is located at 207 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201, next to Gnome Cones.

UNT CoLAB hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

**Please note the gallery is CLOSED Sundays and Mondays.


The exhibition will be publicized via social media and online calendar postings for the purpose of promoting the exhibition, UNT Food Bank presented by Kroger, and the UNT CoLAB.

All art on display is subject to be included in these postings.