Artist Application

The sixth annual KilGogh Arts Festival is on the lookout for artists and artisans for this year’s event, Friday and Saturday, March 23-24 in downtown Kilgore’s Texan Theater. The theme for this year’s event is “Gogh with the Flow.” We’ll also feature a special showing of “Loving Vincent” March 1 in the Texan Theater to open the month!


  • On Thursday, March 1, KilGogh will offer “Sweets & Cinema” with a special screening of the Golden Globe nominated animated film “Loving Vincent.”

MARCH 23-24

  • On Friday night, the festival’s 2018 Art & Wine Exhibition will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. just to select guests who purchase a $50 ticket.
  • On Saturday, the 2018 KilGogh Arts Festival and KidsGogh will fill Kilgore’s Entertainment District with free art activities, running 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

An artist or artisan’s reservation for KilGogh 2018 is $50 (discounted for early-birds: $40 in January, $50 for February RSVPs, and $60 for last-minute sign-ups in March).

Participating KilGogh artists and artisans will receive:

  • a Friday & Saturday booth (per reservation, doubles available)
  • a 10-foot by 10-foot space (or equivalent) inside the Texan Theater
  • advance promotion online at
  • social media promotion via Facebook and Twitter
  • promotional KilGogh materials (posters, fliers and web graphics) for their personal use
  • Participating KilGogh artists and artisans will in turn:

    • supply their own display materials, lighting and other necessities in their respective booths.
    • remit 10% of gross revenues to KilGogh Arts Festival.
    • submit a piece of new work (in any format) created since KilGogh 2017 that reflects the new theme, “Gogh with the Flow,” to become a competition entry in this year’s festival.
    • Judges will select which piece of artwork best reflects the theme.
    • KilGogh will purchase the winning piece for $150 (the recommended, approximate value of each competition entry).
    • The winning piece will become part of the City of Kilgore’s community art collection.
    • The winning artist or artisan will become the featured artist for KilGogh 2019 and receive two free booths at the sixth annual arts festival.
    • KilGogh requests that the remaining competition pieces be displayed by the artists and artisans in their booths, priced to sale (profits benefiting the artist/artisan’s total revenues).