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ART 64 Live Painting Tournament for $20k Grand Prize

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Event History

This is the 3rd annual competition. The 2023 ART 64 event saw over 8,000 visitors in The Village of Wauwatosa, thousands of votes cast for artists, and over 100 tournament paintings sold.

What Makes this event different?

During three rounds, 64 artists are paired to compete head-to-head, allotted 60 minutes to craft a work of art on a predetermined theme on canvas. The public, both in-person and virtually, is encouraged to witness the artistic process, casting votes for their preferred artists to advance online.

Image Usage Rights

Artist agrees that artist and artwork created during ART 64 can and will be photographed and may be used by the City of Wauwatosa for promotional and other purposes.

Call for Entries for Fine Art Painters

Discover Wauwatosa is happy to announce its 3rd annual call for artists for ART 64, a 2-day, bracket-style painting tournament that features a grand prize of $20,000. ART 64 presented by North Shore Bank takes place in The Village of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, highlighting diverse, nationwide artists and local businesses.

During the three rounds, sixty-four artists are paired to go head-to-head and given sixty minutes to create a work of art on a predetermined theme on canvas. Members of the public, in-person and virtually, are invited to observe the paintings come to life and vote for their favorite artists to advance online.

The 2023 ART 64 event saw over 8,000 visitors in The Village of Wauwatosa, thousands of votes cast for artists, and over 100 tournament paintings sold.

“ART 64 is like no other art competition out there. As an artist, I loved the interaction with the public and being able to be part of such a well organized and fun event. I enjoyed meeting other artists and art enthusiasts…it was such an amazing family oriented celebration of art and I encourage all to be a part of the experience.” — 2023 Winner, Lori Ehlke

“ART 64 was honestly the best event I’ve participated in. The caliber of artists was amazing. The Village of Wauwatosa was not only an amazing venue, but the support of the village & their respective vendors was unmatched. The event ran the weekend without a single hiccup, even despite tricky weather conditions. This crew knows exactly what they’re doing and how to run the best artist-centered event I’ve seen.” — 2022 Winner, Ben Otten

Accepted participants receive compensation: $100 for all 64 artists, $250 for Round 2 qualifiers, and $750 for Round 3 contenders. The ultimate winner secures a grand prize of $20,000.

Artwork will be auctioned online through OneCause's mobile bidding platform, with artists receiving 70% of the sale. A 20% commission contributes to the Wauwatosa Parks Improvement Fund, enhancing park experiences, while 10% funds the following year's ART 64 program.

Discover Wauwatosa, the tourism organization for The City of Wauwatosa, hosts ART 64 presented by North Shore Bank. Known as "Tosa" to locals, Wauwatosa offers a unique blend of urban amenities and small-town charm, featuring local shops, restaurants, outdoor activities, and affordable accommodations. Learn more at DiscoverWauwatosa.com.

For additional information, contact art64tosa@newaukee.com.

 

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