Supporting Mount Mary Scholarships Since 1968
Save the Date for the 50th Show!
Sunday, September 8, 2019
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rain or Shine!
This annual outdoor art show is hosted on the west lawn of the Mount Mary campus, the Sunday after Labor Day. It features over 200 local and national artists who work in pottery, fiber, photography, painting, sculpture and more. All artwork is original and priced at $100 or less. Each artist is selected by a jury of experienced Mount Mary alumnae, and the show is sponsored by the Mount Mary University Alumnae Association. With your entrance fee, the association is able to support student scholarships.
Application Information for Artists
Each year, local, regional and national artists are invited to participate in the Starving Artists' Show. A few things artists should know about this show:
- This is a juried show.
- The show is always the first Sunday after Labor Day.
- Artwork must be sold for $100 or less.
- Neither the Alumnae Association nor Mount Mary University can collect commissions from an artists' sales.
- Over 5,000 patrons attend the show each year.
Thank you to all of the artists who participated in the 2018 show. Check back in early 2019 for next year's show application.
Information for Show AttendeesSee the List of 2018 Artists
- General admission is $10.
- Children 12 and under receive free admission.
- Patrons are able to pay by cash or credit card at the entry gates.
- There are no advanced tickets sales!
- Admission supports Mount Mary scholarships!
- Parking at the show is free.
- Handicap parking is available for those with a handicap permit.
- Patrons may park on the hill behind the west lawn (show location) using the Menomonee
River Parkway entrance.
- A second parking lot is available by entering the 92nd street entrance and walking through our historic arches.
- All artwork is sold for $100 or less.
- Food and drinks are available for purchase on the show grounds.
- We strictly prohibit the sale of any artwork before the show opens at 10 a.m.!
- We do not allow dogs (other than service specific dogs) into the show.
- To get the best artwork, patrons begin arriving early in the morning (often bringing
coffee and breakfast).
- Some patrons have been doing this so long that they see friends they meet in line once a year!
- To signal the beginning of each show, the bell on Notre Dame Hall ring promptly at 10 a.m.
2018 Featured Artists
Click the plus sign in the upper left-hand corner for the name of the artist.