ArtOut 2022: Queering the Pandemic
June 1 – 30, 2022

An International Juried Art Exhibit On-site and online

Sponsored by the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport (FL) Library


The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport, Florida Library invites you to the 5th annual ArtOut exhibit, Queering the Pandemic. This international juried exhibit will open on June 1, 2022, and continue through the month, coinciding with Pride Month celebrations in Gulfport, Florida.

The ArtOut exhibit will be held both in-person at the Gulfport Public Library, and virtually at artout.lgbtqgulfport.org.

This exhibition showcases works created by LGBTQ+ artists and allies that are inspired by life during the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary goal of the exhibit is to lift up resilience, creativity, suffering, persistence, and more.


ArtOut 2022 Jurors Are

About the LGBTQ Resource Center:



The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport (FL) Library is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is committed to promoting awareness of the diversity of experiences, contributions, and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer. It is the only center of its kind in a public library in Florida, growing from 250 books in 2014 to more than 10,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and online materials today. In addition to ArtOut, the LGBTQ Resource Center sponsors a ReadOut Festival of Lesbian Literature each February, a quarterly newsletter (ShoutOut), an annual scholarship (BranchOut), and other programming. Our work has been recognized by the American Library Association and the Institute for Museum and Library Service. Membership is open to all. Learn more at: https://mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources/.

*SpeakOut is funded in part through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities/ Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.