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Tallman Arts Festival Artist Application

The north lawn will have a whole new look in 2023! Apply now for the 65th annual Tallman Arts Festival. Fine artists, crafters, and sustainable arts creators are welcome and eligible to apply. The Tallman Arts Festival raises funds to support educational programming and the historic buildings on Rock County Historical Society (RCHS) campus.


Saturday, August 5, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 6, 2023
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Rock County Historical Society
440 N. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53548


2023 Application DatesOne DayTwo Days
March 1-June 30$100$150
July 1-July 31$150$200

Note to all interested artists

Please read the Terms of Service and Important Information before sending in application.

If you prefer to apply via mail, download or print the 2023 Tallman Arts Festival application form (PDF)

If you have any questions about this application, please email RCHS.

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Artists: Please Read!

Terms of Service & Important Information


Held on grounds of the Lincoln-Tallman House, 440 N. Jackson St. in Janesville, WI.


Select your category on the application form. All work on display must be original work created by the artist. Work produced from commercial molds, kits, and patterns, hobby, mass-produced or imported items will not be accepted.


Apply online (or mail this PDF form), submit one image of your work, and pay the booth application fee for a 10’x10’ area. Booth fee is non-refundable upon acceptance to the Tallman Arts Festival. No sales commissions are charged for artists.


Submission of application indicates acceptance of conditions here set forth: If work exhibited on the day of the festival is not of the same nature as the photo submitted, the artist will be asked to leave. Artists provide their own display measuring no greater than 10’x 10’. Weights are required to secure tents. Artists provide their own table(s) and chair(s). Festival goes on rain or shine. No refunds of artist’s fees will be issued.


Each exhibitor is responsible for the collection and payment of 5.5% Wisconsin State and County Sales Tax. Seller’s permit tax numbers will be reported to the state as required by law.


RCHS will exercise all reasonable precautions, however, exhibitors shall indemnify and hold harmless the Rock County Historical Society, its Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers, sponsors, and the City of Janesville against any and all loss or damage to works of art and/or property.


Grounds open at 6:00 AM. Complimentary water and coffee will be available to artists from 8:00-10:00 AM. Restrooms are on the grounds. Drinking water will be delivered to booths throughout the event. The campus is open to the public from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday. Load-out may not begin until after closing time each day, for the safety of guests. RCHS provides complimentary overnight security. Exhibitors retain responsibility for securing art and property.


Acceptance to the Tallman Arts Festival is considered a commitment to exhibit. Booth application fees are non-refundable after application acceptance.


Acceptance of application allows RCHS and its photographers the rights to use images of your art and person in our marketing of current and future events or purposes.