Call for Artists – Lawrence ArtWalk 2017

Dear Fellow Artist,

Our registration process is now open for the 2017 Lawrence ArtWalk.  This year we created an online submission form instead of the PDF form we used last year.  We also created a Dropbox to easily upload photos, and a PayPal “pay now” button for your registration fees.  We hope this helps to streamline and simplify the registration process.

Dates to remember:

  • May 17, 2017 – Artist Early Bird registration

  • July 10, 2017 – Final date to register

  • September 22 – Final Friday exhibit at Phoenix Gallery for Lawrence ArtWalk 2017
  • October 27 (Friday) – Some artists will start their ArtWalk

  • October 28 and 29 – Official ArtWalk Dates

See below for our official call for artists and if you have any questions, feel free to email me.
Thank you,

Anne Egitto



Lawrence ArtWalk 2017: October 27, 28, and 29

22nd annual self-guided tour of Lawrence artists’ studios and other art spaces featuring the visual artists of Douglas County, Kansas.

Registration deadline is July 10, 2017
Registration fees:
·       Artist Early Bird (on or before May 17, 2017): $75
·       Artist Registration (after May 17, 2017): $85
·       Tiered group rates for studios: 3-5 artists $200, 6-9 artists $250, 10 or more artists $300

You are invited to participate in this year’s Lawrence ArtWalk, which will be our 22nd annual open studios event! Once again, we are providing you with an opportunity to exhibit your artwork in the comfort of your own home or studio (or a fellow artist’s) while we entice as many patrons as we can to visit you through our extensive marketing campaign! This year we were awarded a grant through the City of Lawrence to expand our marketing efforts.  This is also a great chance to sell artwork early for seasonal gifts. Last year, about 60 artists (including artists participating with artists’ groups) exhibited their work at 24 locations in and around Lawrence as part of The Lawrence ArtWalk.

As instituted in 2011, artists may once again exhibit their artwork for extended hours between Friday-Sunday in addition to the official hours of Saturday October 28th, 10am-6pm and Sunday the 29th from noon-6pm.

Once again, The Phoenix Gallery will host an exhibit to showcase Lawrence ArtWalk participants during the month of October with the kick-off reception at the September Final Friday in the fine arts gallery.  Check out last year’s exhibit at The Phoenix Gallery here.  Artists may submit 1-2 works of art and the exhibit will run through the end of October. This will be a great way to get potential ArtWalk participants excited about ArtWalk and another venue to distribute maps. Phoenix Gallery will take their usual commission.

There are three categories of participation for artists: (1) Artist, whether participating solo or with others; (2) Studio with Commercial Gallery Space, which includes production studios; and (3) Collective, which includes artists’ groups. Artists must be residents of Douglas County or reside at a Lawrence address, OR have a Douglas County or Lawrence address for their studio or place of employment; and display only their own original artwork at a Lawrence-area location. Studios with commercial gallery spaces must meet Artist’s requirements for the studio portion of their business and register all of the Studio’s lead artists. Collectives must have a Lawrence-area address at which work is exhibited and display only the work of their members.

Artists’ benefits include eligibility for the Featured Artist Award, which includes a $150 cash award in exchange for using the artist’s artwork image(s) for promotional purposes; a page on the Lawrence ArtWalk 2017 website; and promotional postcards and guide maps. Eligibility for the Featured Artist Award is only guaranteed if all registration materials including registration fee and photos are submitted by the May 17 (early bird) deadline; and is limited to artists registered under the Artist or Studio categories. This year’s Featured Artist will once again be selected by all ArtWalk registrants via online voting.

The official registration deadline is July 10, 2017 (early bird deadline is May 17 1st). Registration form may be submitted electronically via email or via hardcopy through the U.S. Postal Service.  Registration fee may be paid via Check or Money Order or online using PayPal.  Artwork images must be submitted electronically (i.e., by e-mail or on disk) while slides and prints are not accepted. Please visit our  online registration form to register.

I look forward to your participation in Lawrence ArtWalk 2017. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about registering or problems in using the PDF registration form.

Anne Egitto, Director
Lawrence ArtWalk