Call to Artists: Art Explosion

Call to Artists: Art Explosion

We are having an outdoor art show Saturday, September 12th

  • Juried
  • No entry fees
  • 10' x 10' Spaces - $40
  • Rain or shine
  • Power available to some booths extra $10
  • Show hours 9 AM to 1 PM

We are looking for talented, regional artist for our first Art Explosion. It will be held in our parking lot as well as New York Gyro’s and possibly even a third lot. No entry fee but we do want three photos attached to an email from you. No money is charged for the application. You only pay the $40 if you are accepted.

Each email must have:
  • Artist full name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email & preference of contact email/phone
  • 3 examples of your art with description, sizes, and prices

Upon acceptance, you must pay the entry fee online within 7 days. We encourage demonstrations or live painting. We have found that this type of booth slows traffic and encourages interaction thus building sales.

Email us at to submit your entry. 

Explore Our Events Calendar

Explore Our Events Calendar

There's always something happening at DKW Art Gallery

DKW Art Gallery regularly hosts events designed to please artists and art fans alike. From meet and greets to exciting art contests, we're the place to be for local art in Marion, IA.

Our events include:

  • Art contests - Enter your work and win prizes.
  • Monthly meet & greets - Meet our resident artists.
  • Co-op events - We regularly work with local businesses to put on events.
  • Summer events - Spend a summer day with us and learn new art techniques.
  • Ladies day out - Enjoy artwork and a spa visit.
  • Sip and paint classes - Create a work of art while enjoying your favorite beverage.
  • Kid's classes - Let your little ones' imaginations run wild in a safe, supportive environment.

Come to DKW Art Gallery today to get your art fix.

Events calendar

See our events calendar below for details about our upcoming events.