Call for Art

East Side BID Call to Artists

Hello! As the warm weather starts to send out hints of the Summer to come, the East Side BID is planning for new pieces of public art in our district in 2021. We're excited this year to be able to commission new murals in Milwaukee's original street art gallery, Black Cat Alley, and new painted picnic tables in the East Side Art Lot.- a temporary public courtyard that we're grateful to be bringing back for a second year.   As we're working to secure funding, I'm in the process of creating a contact list for groups, organizations, and businesses that work with Milwaukee and Wisconsin artists, to whom we can send our future Call to Artists as part of our distribution plans. The intention is for the entities on these Local and State contact lists to help us distribute our Calls to a diverse array of artists, and to get these paid work opportunities in front of the visual artists you work with. Both of these upcoming 2021 public art projects will be limited to Wisconsin-based artists, and there will be a priority again for BIPOC/Women/LGBTQ+ artists. If you're willing to have your contact added, or have any additional contact recommendations, please let me know.

For more info, contact Larissa Gladding at

Call to Artists & Art Opportunities

Call for Art
One Square Mile: My Neighborhood, a juried exhibition

September 30, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Cedarburg Art Museum

W63N675 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI


Application Period: Submit online entries from July 1 – 31, 2021

For more information & to apply visit:


Call for Artists:

2021 Starving Artists Show

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Mount Mary University

2900 N Menomonee River Pkwy

Milwaukee, WI 53222

Application Period: February 1-March 15, 2021

DESCRIPTION: The 2021 Starving Artists’ Show will be held on the grounds of Mount Mary University in Milwaukee on Sunday, September 12. Applications are being accepted now through Monday, March 15.  It is a juried show, and all art must be priced for $100 or less.  Interested artists can submit an application by mail or online.  Each application needs to have the following to be considered:  1.  5-10 images of your work and (if available) representation of your booth.  2. Both pages of the application filled out and a description of your work.  3. Payment for the $25 jury fee, which can be paid by check or credit card.  Sponsored by the Mount Mary Alumnae Association, the Starving Artists' Show annually attracts thousands of people to the grounds of Mount Mary.  Admission proceeds support Mount Mary students.

The application and more information can be found at