Where Past Meets Present

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The Tallman Arts Festival is an important fundraiser for the Rock County Historical Society; it supports RCHS programming and historic buildings on our campus. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Art with Heart, which supports Rock County youth through the sale of works created by young artists.

All Fine Arts, Fine Crafts and Practical Artists welcome. Sustainable Artists are encouraged to apply.


Sunday, August 2, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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


(register by 2/29)
(register between 3/1 and 6/30)
(register between 7/1 and 7/21)*

* Registrations made after 7/21 cannot be guaranteed

Artist Registration

Note to all interested artists

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

If you prefer to register via mail, download or print the 2020 Tallman Arts Festival registration form (PDF)

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

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    • Early registration fee is $75/booth (register by Feb. 29). Open registration is $100/booth (March 1-June 30). Late registration is $125/booth (July 1-July 21). Registrations made after July 21 cannot be guaranteed.
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    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 entrance 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.


    To enter, register online (or, mail this PDF entry form, three images of your work, at least one image of your booth, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check made payable to RCHS) for a 10’ x 10’ booth area. Entry fee is non-refundable upon acceptance. NO sales commissions are charged for artists.


    Three images must be submitted as examples of the work the artist plans to exhibit and sell. All entries will be juried. RCHS reserves the right to reject any work for reasons of balance, appropriateness, or limited space. Mark each submittal with artist’s name.


    Submission of entry indicates acceptance of conditions here set forth: If work exhibited on the day of the festival is not of the same nature as the photos submitted to the jury, the artist will be asked to leave before the gates open. 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 volunteer, sponsors, and the City of Janesville against any and all loss or damage to works of art and/or property.


    Grounds open for setup at 6:00 a.m. Complimentary water, coffee, and doughnuts will be available to artists from 8 to 10:00 a.m. 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 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Load-out may not begin until after 4:00pm for the safety of guests.


    Acceptance to the Tallman Festival is considered a commitment to exhibit. Your fee will not be refunded in the event that you cancel.


    By signing our registration form, you are allowing RCHS and its photographers the rights to use images of your art and person in our marketing of current and future events or purposes.