Starving Artists' Show

Sunday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Founded in 1968, the Starving Artists' Show is annually hosted on the Mount Mary University campus, the Sunday after Labor Day. The show features local and national artists who work in pottery, fiber, photography, painting, sculpture, glass and more. All artwork sold is priced at $100 or less. Each artist is selected by a jury of experienced Mount Mary alumnae as the show is sponsored by the Mount Mary Alumnae Association. Admission proceeds support Mount Mary students.

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Interested in attending the show? Here's what you need to know

What's Inside Bregstrom HallAdmission

Admission is $10. Children ages 12 and under are free. There are no advanced ticket sales. Cash and credit card are accepted at the entry gates.

Only service dogs are permitted into the show. No dogs or other pets are allowed.

COVID-19 Policies

Mount Mary University does not currently have a mask mandate for outdoor areas. There is a mask mandate for all indoor spaces, and it is recommended to follow social distancing and handwashing. Please check back for any changes to this policy.


In the event of inclement weather, the show will proceed unless or until a judgment is made by the show officials to cancel or close. There is no rain date!

Artwork Sales

All artwork sold is priced at $100 or less. Payment method is determined by the artist. Cash or/and credit cards may be accepted. Some artists charge sales tax.


Soda and water are available for purchase (cash only) on the show grounds.


There will be limited free parking on the Mount Mary grounds. Street parking is also available.

View the Artists in the 2021 Show

New Show Location 2021

We're excited to announce that this year's show will be located on the southeast corner of the Mount Mary campus, along Hadley Street.

2021 Starving Artists' Show Map

Meet This Year's Featured Artists

Fred Fischer     Lisa Williams     Scott Jones

Don Priewe     Wiley Bowers     James Wilbat

Bobbi Pinka     Paul Rung     

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

Alfa Flower and Wedding Shop      A Better Me Wellness Spa

Bunzel's Meat Market          Urban Beets Cafe & Juicery

Applications Open Early 2022

Each year, local, regional and national artists can apply to the Starving Artists' Show. Below are a few things an artist should know before applying.

  • This is a juried show. 
  • Artwork sold must be priced at $100 or less.
  • Mount Mary does not collect commission from an artist's sales.
  • Over 5,000 patrons attend each year.

Thank you to all of the artists who applied to the 2021 show. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumnae Relations Office at or (414) 930-3025.