Call to Artists

We are inviting all emerging artists to show their art and celebrate Mexican culture during our Creative Farm Art Market on November 2nd.

Día de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition of honoring the dead, rooted in Aztec rituals surrounding the day when the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead is believed to be thinnest. We’ll be celebrating November 2nd, known as All Souls Day. You are encouraged to dedicate some of your work to this tradition.

Submit your Día de los Muertos artwork by October 10th to get a chance to be featured in our online poster and win a $100 prize! Email your image to or Austen van der Bleek to

Show us your art and stay for a party with DJ Skull! Learn more:

Call to Artists

Dia de los Muertos

If you are an emerging artist, you are invited to showcase and sell your work at our Creative Farm Market on November 2nd at Paper Crane, at 910B 5th Ave N Saint Petersburg, Florida 33705

Evening Program:

  • Set Up time: 5:00 PM
  • Art Event time: 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Art Jury: 7:00 PM
  • Winner Announcement: 7:30 PM
  • Día de los Muertos with DJ Skull 10 :00 PM – 3:00 AM

Have an opportunity to be discovered by the local public, have conversations with art critics, meet seasoned masters, and have chance to win a Solo Art Show at The Historic Vinoy Hotel, and a chance to be interviewed for Bella Unica’s online Art Blog.

1st Place Winner: Solo Art Show at The Historic Vinoy Hotel and a chance to be interviewed for Bella Unica’s online Art Blog, and 1-year of FREE Online Gallery Representation.

2nd Place Winner: 6-month FREE Online Gallery Representation.

3rd Place Winner: Art Basket.

We will also have a special prize for the artist whose show honors the Latin Culture and Día de los Muertos.

Apply TODAY!

To apply you have to meet a few minor requirements:

You have never had gallery representation, you don’t have an art studio open to the public, and you don’t have any agreements with agents or galleries. You will need to submit an application with 3-5 portfolio sample images to We accept submissions until October 18th; however, due to the limited venue space, we might close  applications earlier. Feel free to send us one photo of you or your work to be included in our event promotion Social Media campaign.

Once you’ve submitted the form and portfolio samples, we’ll contact you with space options which will work the best for you and your art. Any questions, email Natalie Velez at

There is a $25.00 non-refundable event fee. We accept PayPal, which allows you to use whichever credit or debit card you wish.

Creative Farm is an invent organized by Bella Unica Art Gallery. This event provided a tranquil, yet vibrant, atmosphere for young artists to mingle with fellow creatives and other members of the St. Petersburg community. They offered a diverse selection of artists from digital media, photography, drawing, and sketch-art.

Being able to interact with other young artists that are pursuing the same dream as I am in such an underrated, unsupported career field was inspiring. As an artist, you often face backlash by pursuing a vision that is out of the ordinary. However, Bella Unica  understands that this world is founded off of artists and visionaries. Receiving that form of support from your community and witnessing that representation as an aspiring artist was a positively overwhelming experience. It showed me that my aspirations are not limited, that others believe in creativity, imagination, risk-taking, the potential of the younger generation, and the ability of the community to unite all of their strength to uplift others. That is the vision and the long-lasting impact of Creative Farm.

I am grateful for the opportunity to showcase my art and interact with the artists of the St. Petersburg community!

Medina Karagic,
Photographer on her experience at the Creative Farm event in January 2019.


Creative Farm Partners