CRUSH WALLS 2018 Open Call for Colorado Artist Participation

Open May 10 – June 15, 2018

CRUSH WALLS has grown to become Colorado’s largest urban art event. Showcasing local and international talent, it has been bringing art out of the galleries and into the streets from its very inception, reaching a pinnacle of 80+ public art murals last year.

Rooted in the ethos of the RiNo Art District —‘where art is made’—the Denver festival has been both a platform for creative expression and a catalyst for awesome collective gatherings. Each succeeding edition has increased the festival’s pulling power, attracting actors from the global artistic community and driving locals and visitors alike around the expanding urban art movement.

CRUSH WALLS is an event that aims to support and engage community through access, engagement and education through arts and culture. CRUSH raises of the cultural significance and importance of art for all ages and all demographics that may not have the opportunity to experience it otherwise.

We welcome submissions from artists of all different mediums to participate in CRUSH WALLS 2018. You may apply as an individual artist, or as a group of artists. You must be a Colorado resident, or partnered with a Colorado resident artist, to apply. The application period closes at 5 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018.

2018 Application Form

CRUSH WALLS Artist Selection

In 2018, all Colorado artists participating in CRUSH WALLS must submit this application to participate. Emails, phone calls, etc. will not be accepted. The selection of CRUSH WALLS 2018 participants will happen as follows:

  • The online application will be open for submissions from May 10, 2018 through 5:00 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018.
  • Applications will all be collected in a database. If an artist wants to be considered for CRUSH WALLS 2018, they must apply.
  • A committee comprised of long-time local artists and community leaders will score the applications and make recommendations to the CRUSH WALLS 2018 event producers, who will make final recommendations on artist participation and placement.
  • The committee will have a final review of these recommendations before the artist lineup is finalized and announced.
  • Announcement of the artist lineup will take place no later than July 10, 2018.