[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Discover Wauwatosa announces a call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament with a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.
In four 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.
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Enter by: 10 March 2023
The 2022 ART 64 event drew thousands of attendees.
All accepted participants will receive money for participating: First round competitors receive a total of $100, second round competitors receive a total of $200, third round competitors receive a total of $400, and final round competitors receive a total of $800 for their participation. The sole winner of ART 64 receives $20,000 in total.
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 our parks and green spaces, and 10% used toward funding the following year’s ART 64 program.
“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 hosts ART 64. Wauwatosa is located immediately west of Milwaukee, and is a part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. It is named after the Potawatomi Chief Wauwataesie and the Potawatomi word for firefly. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin is a growing arts destination. Check out the Magic Murals while you’re in town, a seven-part mural art installation that can be seen along the North Avenue corridor in the North Mural Arts District, also known as “NoMAD.”
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