Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility


ArtScene, a Rockford tradition since 1987, is a biannual gallery walk, hosted by the Rockford Area Arts Council, featuring new and established artists of the Rockford Region. Visitors to ArtScene are welcome at any of the venues listed in this booklet—there is no admission fee, and all are welcome.  ArtScene offers a wide variety of art for purchase including paintings, sculpture, prints, photography, jewelry, quilts + fiber art, and more! Artists are available for conversation—sharing their unique approach and inspiration for their work. Surrounding restaurants and shops are open for your retail enjoyment and hunger solutions!



ArtScene Logo

Spring 2024 ArtScene Venue Application

Spring ArtScene 2024 - April 19th & 20th Friday 5-9 p.m. Saturday 4-9 p.m.

"*" indicates required fields

Spring 2024 ArtScene Information

All participants are required to be open during the established hours. Participants are strongly encouraged to include the Rockford Area Arts Council logo in promotional materials. A media kit will be provided upon receipt of application.

2024 Spring ArtScene Entry Fee: $175.00

This base fee includes: Marketing and promotion (including press releases, news coverage, social media promotion, mailer), 50 ArtScene booklets (including the map), 2 ArtScene yard signs, and a social media graphics package.

Venue Information


Contact Information


Exhibit Information

Please encourage your participating artists to register in our directory here:


All participants must send clearly labeled digital photos (high res JPG's if available) for media purposes. Please include: Artist Name and Title of Work (if applicable). If artwork is currently available, please use the upload function below. If artwork is not currently available, please send artwork to as soon as possible.
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 300 MB, Max. files: 6.
    If currently available, please upload up to 6 photo(s) of artwork that will be displayed in your exhibit.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 300 MB.
    If you have a flyer for your event, please upload an image of it here.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 300 MB.
    2400x600px recommended.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png, Max. file size: 300 MB.
    We will use the event flyer for this if there is one. If not, please upload a photo that you would like us to use for the featured event image.
    To be included in printed materials - please have your complete application, payment and artwork submitted by September 8th.
    50 booklets are INCLUDED in the $175 Venue Fee. If you need more than 50 booklets, you can add that information here.
    2 yard signs are INCLUDED in the $175 Venue Fee. If you need more than 2 yard signs, you can add that information here.
    Payment Method*
    American Express
    Supported Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

    Spring ArtScene 2024 will be held April 19th & 20th from 5-9 PM & 4-9 PM. 

    DEADLINE for registration is March 20th, 2024

    Fall Artscene 2023 venues

    304 Main

    317 Art Collaborative

    Abreo Restaurant

    Ameriprise Financial – Studio Wealth Advisory Group

    Art De Triumph

    Baker Street Burgers

    Bennie’s Cleaners

    Canine to 5 Dog Daycare and Learning Center

    Cleta’s Stay & Sew

    District Bar & Grill

    Ernie’s Midtown Pub

    Future Memory Media

    Inscape Collective

    Kith and Kin Art Collective

    Kortman Gallery @ J.R. Kortman Center for Design

    LimaMar Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

    LZ Peace Memorial

    Maze Books

    Mt. Olive Lutheran Church

    Norwegian Artist Lofts

    Octane RKFD

    Our Saviors Lutheran Church

    Real Beautiful YOU

    Rockford City Hall

    Rockford United Labor

    RPL Nordlof Center

    SOMNIUM the Book of Water Myths and Legends

    Spider Sushi Bar

    SRM Prints Printmaking Studio + Gift Shop

    Tad More Tailoring

    Test Site

    The 214 Project

    The Norwegian

    The Olympic Tavern

    The Underground

    Three Ravens Pottery


    Photos by: Garret Rapp