Ely ArtWalk Call for Artists

2023 Call For Artists

We are excited to announce Ely ArtWalk 2023! This year, as we did in 2021 and 2022, the ArtWalk will be a month-long event with the dates for this year’s ArtWalk being February 1-28, 2023. Please register by December 11, 2022 to be included in the event.

Artist Participation Guidelines

Eligibility:

Artists residing in Ely and surrounding communities are invited to participate. All mediums are welcome. Artists who have previously participated are automatically eligible for entry in this year’s show. 

For artists under age 18 who would like to participate separate from their school group: Parents should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for a copy of our policy. The Ely ArtWalk Board will communicate only with a parent, using the parent's email or phone. 

Cost:

Individual: $10
Group: $30
Student Group: $0


Accepted Work:

  • Art must be your own original work. Quality reproductions of originals by the artist are admissible, but must be labeled accordingly.
  • The ArtWalk team reserves the right to decline any artwork that is inappropriate for our diverse audience.
  • Sorry, no display items not created by the artist.
  • Individual artists may submit up to 5 pieces and Guilds may submit up to 15 pieces. (The Ely ArtWalk Board may limit the maximum number of pieces per artist or allow more than the suggested number of pieces per artist, due to size or space available. We will attempt to meet your preferences for the location of your display, but we can’t guarantee you will get your first choice. In fairness to all, the EAW Board reserves the right to assign artists to windows based on the Board’s desire to create a successful show for everyone.)

Display Requirements:

  • Artwork must be labeled with title, artist’s name, and orientation noted (if applicable).
  • Artist must provide their biography and tag information by January 5, 2023.
  • Artists must be available to hang/display their work the week before the ArtWalk  with completion by Thursday, February 2. A volunteer will be assigned to assist you.
  • All work must be ready to be displayed.
  • 2D art must be dry and ready for hanging with matting, framing or rigid backing.
  • No brackets or clip-style frames, if possible.
  • Matted prints assembled with hanging apparatus.
  • All artwork will be handled with extreme care, however, the Artwalk team is not responsible for any loss or damage.
  • Children’s art will only be displayed, not sold.
  • The artist will arrange delivery or shipment of any art sold.
  • All artwork must remain on display until the end of the show.

Takedown:

Artist must be available to take down their work following the event (March 1-3, 2023). A volunteer will be assigned to assist you.

Sales:

Artists are responsible for handling all communications and sales with customers. Make sure your preferred contact information is in your Artist Bio. The Ely ArtWalk board will not handle any sales. The stores will not handle the sales. 100% of the selling price is to be paid directly to the artist.

After the show, we will ask you to report the number of pieces sold as well as the total dollar amount collected, so we can let our grant funders know about the show’s success.

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Made Possible By Grants

The Ely ArtWalk is dedicated to the creation, promotion, and appreciation of the arts. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and by a grant from the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust, and by individual and business sponsors.

Help Support The Ely ArtWalk

Your contribution is greatly appreciated!

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