Valparaiso Events

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Calling all Artists!


We are currently seeking local and regional ARTISTS to participate in not one, but TWO events this year!

Be a part of the movement that is rapidly growing in Valparaiso! Through these events, we are wanting to highlight local and emerging artists, as well as emphasize the arts that already call Valpo home. How can you get involved? Take a look:


The Pop Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience - July 7-17

The Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2016

Prizes: 1st Prize $2,500; 2nd Prize $1,000; 3rd Prize $500

Online Registration:

The Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience, is a regional art competition brought to you by Valparaiso Events and The Enclave Project. $4,000 in prizes is up for grabs for the top 3 pieces of art chosen by public vote.

Over the course of 11 days, Valparaiso will become an artistic playground where anyone can find a form of art that inspires or spurs conversations about what art is and why it matters. Anyone over the age of 18 can join as an artist, and any venue wanting to transform into a pop-up art gallery can participate. Artwork from around the region will “pop-up” in neighborhood businesses for all to enjoy. Voting stations will be set up at select venues, as well as online where YOU can help decide the winner!

The Pop-Up 2016 will take place from July 7th-17th. Its creative and diverse schedule will keep visitors anticipating what’s NEXT! We hope you will join us in FORGING A CREATIVE COMMUNITY!


Valparaiso Popcorn Festival- Poster Contest

Submission Deadline: April 18, 2016

Prizes: 1st Prize $1,000; People’s Choice $300

Online Registration:

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival has been a prominent community event since 1979, bringing 60,000 visitors to enjoy Valparaiso. We are seeking talented artists to design the inspiration for the 2016 Popcorn Festival Poster. Your design will be the centerpiece for this year’s Popcorn Festival marketing campaign! Would you like to see your artwork not only on posters plastered all over town, but on the event brochures, signage, buttons and more?! Besides awesome bragging rights, the winning artist will receive a $1,000 for taking home First Prize!

Help us in promoting the arts and making it more accessible to the community. Enter today!


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