ART 64: Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) - Call For Artists

ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

ART 64: Live Painting Tournament (Wauwatosa, WI) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Discover Wauwatosa announces its 3rd annual call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament with a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 presented by North Shore Bank takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.

Click here for the application / registration

Enter by: 1 March 2024

In three rounds, 64 artists are paired to go head-to-head and given 60 minutes to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on canvas. Members of the public, both in-person and virtually, are invited to watch the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite artists to advance online.

All accepted participants will receive money for participating: All 64 artists who participate will receive a minimum of $100. Artists who advance to Round 2 will receive $250 in total. Artists who advance to Round 3 will receive $750 in total. The sole winner of ART 64 will receive $20,000 in total.

The 2023 ART 64 event saw over 8,000 visitors in The Village of Wauwatosa, thousands of votes cast for artists, and over 100 tournament paintings sold.

Discover Wauwatosa will auction all artwork online through OneCause’s mobile bidding auction platform. If sold, artists receive 70% of sale. 20% commission goes to the Wauwatosa Parks Improvement Fund and will be used to contribute to park system improvements adding to visitors’ experience and enjoyment of parks and green spaces. 10% will be used toward funding the following year’s ART 64 program.


“ART 64 is like no other art competition out there. As an artist, I loved the interaction with the public and being able to be part of such a well organized and fun event. I enjoyed meeting other artists and art enthusiasts…it was such an amazing family oriented celebration of art and I encourage all to be a part of the experience.” – 2023 Winner, Lori Ehlke

“ART 64 was honestly the best event I’ve participated in. The caliber of artists was amazing. The Village of Wauwatosa was not only an amazing venue, but the support of the village & their respective vendors was unmatched. The event ran the weekend without a single hiccup, even despite tricky weather conditions. This crew knows exactly what they’re doing and how to run the best artist-centered event I’ve seen.” – 2022 Winner, Ben Otten

“We are excited to bring a wide range of artists to Wauwatosa to compete in this one-of-a-kind event. It is an opportunity to showcase their unique talents and allow residents and visitors to experience art and our vibrant community in a completely unique way,” says Melissa Weiss, Deputy City Administrator for the City of Wauwatosa.

About Discover Wauwatosa

Discover Wauwatosa is the tourism organization for The City of Wauwatosa, an urban enclave with a charming small-town feel located 15 minutes west of downtown Milwaukee. It is affectionately known as “Tosa” to the locals, and is home to many locally-owned shops and restaurants, loads of outdoor activities and experiences, and affordable accommodations.

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