2019 Graffiti Jam Submissions
Welcome! This is the official submission form for graffiti artists & writers that want a spot at Allentown ArtsFest's Graffiti Jam this year. Please read through to the bottom, and if you'd like to be considered for one of the open spots, you can submit your info here to be reviewed by the ArtsFest committee.
Allentown ArtsFest is an admission free, three day outdoor music and art festival hosted by the Alternative Gallery, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and is 100% volunteer-run.
The key elements of ArtsFest include a full scale skate park, break-dancing battles, screenings of independent films and shorts, comedy and improv sets, children's art activities, live art and technology demos, great local food and craft beers, unique artwork from our local art community, three music stages, and a weekend long graffiti jam with up to 20 murals created during the fest weekend. You can check out some of the work from prior fests here.
This year, we're celebrating the 5th Anniversary of the festival, and we're looking for up to 20 artists to participate in the ArtsFest Graffiti Jam. Here's the rundown on some basic details:
2019 Festival Schedule
Friday 9/27 4 pm - 11 pm
Saturday 9/28 12 pm - 11 pm
Sunday 9/29 11 am - 8 pm
Since we're volunteer-run and funded mostly through small donations, there is no direct compensation available for participants at the festival.
Up to 20 temporary walls will be built on site and range from 8'X8' to 8'X16'.
All walls will be primed by volunteer staff before the start of the festival.
All participating artists must provide their own paint and other materials.
Beer! We can't offer much in the way of dollars, but we can definitely hook each artist up
with a couple of tickets to get some drinks at our beer stands. (21+ only, of course.)
Each artist will be assigned one wall and will have the duration of the
festival to create their piece.
Since this is a family-friendly event, all work must be suitable for viewers of all ages. No profanity or illicit images are permitted. Let's keep it clean for the little ones.
In order to be considered for Allentown ArtsFest 2019, all interested artists must submit their info through this online form, including contact info and samples of their work.
We will keep submissions open until at least August 1st, and we will begin to review and contact all artists after submissions have been closed. We get a LOT of submissions each year, and again, we're all volunteers, so please bear with us once you've sent in your submission. We will get back to you, even if it's just to say that we're sorry we can't fit you in, so multiple submissions are not needed.
If you'd like to apply for Allentown ArtsFest 2019, continue on to send us your info.
Thanks for your support!
-Allentown ArtsFest Committee