Portrayal of Mount Vernon 2021

Welcome to the Portrayal of Mount Vernon 2021!

Join area artists as they use their creative skills to express their love of Mount Vernon and Lisbon, Iowa. Painters, photographers, sculptors and other artist line the streets, parks and Cornell campus demonstrating their craft.

We moved the Portrayal of Mount Vernon to April in hopes of better weather. (Fingers Crossed)

Important Dates:

Event Date – April 24th and 25th, 10 – 3 pm
Artist Drop off – May 22nd, 2021, 12 – 4 pm
Opening Reception – June 3, 2021
Exhibition – June 3rd – July 31, 2021

Artist Pick up date:   If your picture is not sold, please pick up the piece on August 5th – 8th during business hours.

Attending Artists to date:


Artist Details:

Please contact Denise Murphy at (319)895-2682 or Denise@MountVernonCreates.com

Are you an artist interested in joining our event?

–Register at Mount Vernon Creates. Provide Names and location / date you will be creating.

Artists can choose to create anywhere within Mount Vernon, IA or Lisbon, IA. i.e. Cornell, main street, residential, quarry, palisades, abbey creek, person, etc. and any medium is accepted into this event. We will ask for your location(s) prior to the show in order to let spectators know where there are artists. This is the first year we are expanding to Lisbon to provide more variety to the show.

–Please ask permission if you are wanting to paint on privately owned property.
–Artists packet pick up will be at Mount Vernon Creates the morning of the show starting at 9:00am. Usually we have some nice sponsor goodies/discounts so, be sure and pick this up during the morning. We will also have a light breakfast. Artists can stop by any time during the day for bottle water, snacks and networking.
–Artists are expected to create from 10 am – 3 pm on the day of the event, some artists like to get out early and stay late and that is great! This year’s event is a two day, pick one or both days.
–Artists drop off for the exhibition will be May 22nd. This year’s exhibition will be at Mount Vernon Creates. Please have your pieces ready for display, i.e. framed, wire, etc. Please also have your name, the piece name, medium and amount you would like to sell the piece for ready. (The gallery will take commission if pre-sponsored or sold during the exhibition/event, please ask for details if you have not worked with us before.)
–All levels/ages of artists and mediums are welcomed. (commission will not be taken for student artists)

— Please wear a mask and make sure to socially distance.