Call for Artists -

Glow Down Competition sign

We are looking for artists to create art in a live two-hour competition as part of a new indoor/outdoor community event at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh called GLOW.  Works must be related in some way (visually and/or conceptually) to the theme “glow.” 

All media (2D/3D) and styles are welcome.

December 10
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh



Artists will be given the following items and must incorporate them into their artwork:

  • 18″ x 24″canvas
  • UV/black light paint (must use at least some)
  • UV/black light yarn (must use at least 12”)

Additional art making items will be available for artists to experiment with, including:

  • UV/black light dark tape
  • UV/black light and glow in the dark miscellaneous materials
  • Paint brushes
  • Pencils
  • Paper towels
  • Water cups

Additionally, artists may bring their own materials to use to create their artwork.
Materials must fit into a 25″ x 37″ x 27″ bin.
Materials that do not fit in the bin will not be permitted to be used.



  • Best of Show – $300
  • Visitor’s Choice – $200
  • Runner Up – $150



Artists must be 18 years of age or older to apply.

Complete an application form at https://form.jotform.com/223033382331141 or scan the QR code:

QR code for application form on web


Application Deadline:  Wednesday, November 30

Selected artists will be notified by December 2.

There is no application fee.



Contact Lacey Murray at [email protected]

Tough Art 2022

We are pleased to reinstate the in-person Tough Art Residency in 2022 after a two year hiatus. Artists work. Artists work collaboratively with Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh staff to create and develop an engaging work of art tough enough to withstand the enthusiasm of our audience and to be exhibited in the museum.

The Tough Art 2022 exhibit is now open.

Learn more here.