Starving Artists Show
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Starving Artists' Show

Always the Sunday after Labor Day!  This annual outdoor art show features local and national artists who work in all mediums and sell original artwork for $100 or less.

Starving Artists' Show logoThank you to everyone who made the 2014 show fantastic!  See you in 2015!

Starving Artists’ Show - SAVE THE DATE
September 13, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
$10 Admission at the gate (Kids 12 and under FREE)
Ample parking is available on the Mount Mary campus and on nearby streets.
View map of show grounds.

Things to know before you go

  • We are sorry, there are no pre-sales before the 10:00 a.m. start time! Our artists have strict participation rules.
  • We have plenty of pet art, but no pets (other than service animals) are allowed on our grounds.
  • No bikes may be used in the Show. You may lock your bike anywhere on campus. We encourage "going green!"
  • Firearms and other dangerous weapons are not permitted on campus, nor is there an authorized storage space for them. Weapons are not allowed in any university building.
  • Show details for artists.

Timeline for Artists

Each year, the Starving Artists' Show welcomes local, regional, and national artists to participate in the show. Selection for the show includes a juried process; a timeline for the Show process is outlined below.

  • December—Application to participate becomes available online.
  • January—Application to participate begin to be accepted.
  • March 1—Application deadline; jury process begins.
  • April—Artists are notified of acceptance. A limited number of artists in each medium are accepted. Previous participation in the Starving Artists’ Show does not guarantee participation in a future show.
  • September—The Starving Artists’ Show is always the first Sunday after Labor Day. Accepted artists may set up Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 7, 7:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Check-in for all accepted artists is Sunday after 7:00 a.m.

How to Apply

Application to the 2015 Starving Artists’ Show will begin in December 2014.  For updates and application deadlines, we invite you to join our mailing list or like our Starving Artists’ Show Facebook page. To join our mailing list, provide your name, medium, phone number, and mailing address to the Office of Alumnae and Parent Engagement to be added to the mailing list.

Sponsorship and Volunteers

The Starving Artists' Show is sponsored by the Mount Mary University Alumnae Association.  Proceeds of the show benefit Mount Mary University and the Alumnae Scholarship Endowment.

The Starving Artists’ Show is successful because of our more than 200 volunteers—Mount Mary alumnae, students, staff, and families—who make it possible. We welcome you to get involved! To find out more about volunteering for the show, contact the Office of Alumnae and Parent Engagement.

Since 1969, the Starving Artists' Show has raised more than $1 million to support the university and students.  We thank you for your support!