Danville Museum

of Fine Arts and History

Danville Museum

of Fine Arts and History

2024 Art on the Lawn Artists Entry Form

Dear Art on the Lawn Artists,

We are excited to announce the 2024 Art on the Lawn will be held on September 14th, 2024. Thank you to everyone who has participated in the past to help make Art on the Lawn a success.

Art on the Lawn is a juried event offering cash prizes to artists and is rated as one of the best-loved and long-standing outdoor festivals in Danville. Known for the high quality of the artwork presented, this beloved community event gives local artists a way to show their work and provides an opportunity for patrons to engage directly with artists whose work meets a high level of artistic standards.

This year is also the Danville Museum of Fine Art and History’s 50th anniversary. To celebrate the museum’s anniversary, we will also have a special exhibit on September 14th that looks back at the museum’s 50 years of history and looks forward to what the museum may be like in the next 50 years.

The funds generated from the event support DMFAH’s year-round exhibitions and educational programming. We hope to make this year’s Art on the Lawn/50th Anniversary event the best, so please make your reservations for spaces early.

Artists working in fine arts, fine crafts, and art photography are eligible to apply. All work must be original and executed by the applicant. Limited edition prints may only be displayed in bins. All prints must be numbered and signed. Photography is restricted to editions of no more than 500, to be numbered and signed.

Work not eligible includes but is not limited to imports, manufactured items, mold ceramics, country crafts, and utilitarian, non-handwoven textiles. Handwoven clothes are eligible. There will be no dealers or representatives. Any craft studio that is involved in volume production is not eligible.


  • One $300 Gordon Neal Memorial Award
  • Three $100 Awards of Distinction


  • All displays will be 12 ‘x 12’.
  • Artists will provide their display stands, shelves, and tables unless they are rented from the museum.
  • Artists are encouraged to bring white canopies that can be secured with weights.
  • 6-foot tables and two chairs can be rented from the museum for an additional $20.00.
  • A limited number of canopies are available for rent on a first come, first served basis for $35.00.
  • No A-frame easels allowed.
  • No staking allowed due to underground water lines.
  • Electricity is not available for individual spaces.

Agreement Between DMFAH and Exhibiting Artist:

  • Each exhibitor will be responsible for their property.
  • Artwork MUST be removed from Museum grounds by September 14th at 6 p.m.
  • The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History and the City of Danville assume no responsibility for theft, loss, or damage to any artwork, display equipment, or personal property.
  • Permission to photograph or reproduce any accepted work is granted unless otherwise stated in writing.
  • Submissions of the application shall constitute an agreement to comply with all accommodations set forth by DMFAH.
  • Submitted fees will not be refunded if artists are unable to attend Art on the Lawn without prior notification or cancellation.

If you are selected to display your art at Art on the Lawn, you will be required to submit the following submission fees by August 14th:

  • $15 Judging Fee (non-refundable and not waived)
  • $40 Space Fee (Artists limited to 2 spaces)

Important Dates and Times to Remember:

  • August 1st Applications Due
  • August 14th Notifications Mailed
  • September 14th Display set up from 7-10 a.m.
  • Show Hours: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Take Down: Begins at 4 pm
  • All art must be removed from museum grounds by 6 p.m.

Entry Requirements:
To be included in the selection process to have your art displayed, sold, and judged at Art on the Lawn 2024 please submit the following form and images to the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History by August 1, 2024.

By submitting this form, you agree to all the requirements and conditions outlined below. You will be notified by August 14th if you are selected to display, sell, and have your art judged at Art on the Lawn. Acceptance into the show will be determined by museum staff.
Note: Previous Art on the Lawn exhibitors are required to submit an entry form and fees but are not required to submit images of artwork unless they are exhibiting in different mediums.