Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

Honoring Stonewall

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival are commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

They are widely considered to constitute the most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States.

All mediums of 2D, 3D, Written and Live Performance artists with works relating to the Stonewall Riots or LGBTQ themes are invited to submit their work to the festival. Entries must be received electronically by midnight Friday, June 14, 2019, to be considered for the festival.

Submission details


The juried group exhibition is open to all mediums. All entries must be received by midnight on Friday, June 14, 2019. All entries must be original work(s) by the submitting artist. If selected, works must be delivered by Friday, June 21 and be on display until July 29. The submission fee is $25.

Work Specs

Upon acceptance into this exhibition, a digital packet will emailed to you regarding presentation, delivery, work return, and promotion. Artists are responsible for shipping and delivery of their work(s).

Important Dates

Submit Artwork: Friday, June 14 
Artist Notification: Monday, June 17
Artwork Arrival: Friday, June 21 
Exhibition Dates: Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, July 28
Reception: Sunday, June 30 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Artwork Returned: Monday, July 29

The exhibition and reception will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota.

Online Submission Form

Complete the form below and upload a photo, file or video of your work for the jury to review. Having an issue with the form? Email for assistance.

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