Area artists invited to apply to exhibit work during ArtBurst


Artists from the four-state region and beyond are invited to apply to exhibit their work at ArtBurst during the Orange City Tulip Festival.


Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, ArtBurst is a juried exhibition of fine art. Tens of thousands of people are expected attend the three-day Tulip Festival May 19–21, and thousands browse the artists’ booths set up on the grounds of the historic Sioux County Courthouse on Saturday.


Applications will be accepted from anyone who produces original fine art. All art must be designed and created by the exhibiting artist. ArtBurst artists will be chosen by a jury, which will make its selections based on the aesthetic quality of the art and the number of artists in each medium. The application deadline is March 1, and applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision by April 1.


To apply, submit a completed application form, four photos showing the artist’s work, a photo of the artist’s booth, a $10 non-refundable check for the jury fee, and a $50 check for each 10-by-10-foot booth space. Checks should be made out to the Orange City Tulip Festival, with “ArtBurst” on the memo line, and mailed to Orange City Tulip Festival, Attn: ArtBurst Coordinator, 509 8th Street SE, Orange City, IA 51041.


Artists may apply online at For more information or for a copy of the ArtBurst brochure, email or call 712-707-4510.