Indiana State Fair Seeks Artist for Beatles Painting

Deadline: 07/10/2024

Indiana State Fair Seeks Artists for Beatles Painting

The Indiana State Fair is seeking a talented artist to create a commissioned painting on canvas for the Coliseum. This special project will pay tribute to The Beatles’ only performance in Indiana, which took place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds 60 years ago on September 3rd, 1964.

The artwork rendering/sketch (due July 20) will be unveiled at a press conference during the Indiana State Fair on Saturday August 3rd, 2024, and the completed art piece will be unveiled during the State Fair’s Tribute to the Beatles event on September 3rd, 2024.


  • Open to all artists with experience in large scale painting and public art
  • Must be able to complete the project within the specified timeline and budget

Project Details

  • Medium: Paint on canvas
  • Dimensions: 8’ wide x 4’ tall
  • Compensation: $12,000 (artist must provide all supplies)

How to Apply

Please send the materials below via email to by July 10th, 2024

  1. 2-3 Relevant samples of your work
  2. Resume with 2 references
  3. A narrative explaining how you would like to approach the project
  4. A statement indicating your willingness to, if selected, provide a W9 form and sign a contract with the Indiana State Fair Commission