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


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.

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. 


Food and drink 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 List of 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

James Wilbat - Glass
Bobbi Pinka - Painting
Paul Rung - Mixed Media
Painter Wiley Bowers
Sculptor Don Priewe

Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors

Alfa Flower and Wedding Shop

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.