Artober Fest

The Art & Design Department would like to invite you to our annual Open House that has transformed from an event for high school students into an outdoor art extravaganza, welcoming university students, high school students, and community members alike. Join us on the third Thursday of October for Artober Fest. 

In 2019 we are celebrating our fifth annual Artober Fest on Thursday, October 17, on the Delta Field just east of the Fine Arts building. The event is free and open to the public. All proceeds from sales during the event go to the individual student-run art clubs. We look forward to seeing everyone at Artober Fest 2019! 

Activities Planned for Artober 2019 

Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Dust off your hands for the Sidewalk Chalk Contest 

This year we will be continuing the Sidewalk Chalk contest. Limited to five teams or individuals, with prizes awarded to the top three. Chalk provided. Pre-registration required: please email to sign up.





Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Explore your creativity with MED's Temporary Graffiti Wall 

Spray paint will be provided. MED store will be selling schwag which will go for funding the student group's scholarly activities. 






Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Just Throw Something with Clay Club

The ceramics faculty and students will demonstrate wheel throwing. Wheels and clay will be available for beginners to try wheel throwing. Clay Club will have an assortment of ceramics pieces for sale. 






Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Show Us Your Smile with Animation, Film, Photography, and Motion Design 

AMP will be offering $5.00 matted studio portraits of your family and pets. Artists will be on hand to draw caricatures for a nominal fee. There will be a free exhibit of student work in film, animation, and motion design. 





Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

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Turn Up The Heat with Sculpture Guild 

Sculpture Guilds will be casting sculpture in molten iron during and Iron Pour. They will begin pouring around 12:00PM and won't stop until all the molds are poured. Sculpture Guild will have an assortment of 3D objects for sale. 





Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

How To Get An Artober T-Shirt 

Complete an Artober Fest punch card and receive a free Artober Fest T-Shirt, while supplies last. All of the T-shirts are designed and printed by hand by MED (Mesa Emerging Designers). 

Start your day at Artober Fest at the Information Station where we will be giving out punch cards. After you have visited all of the booths and received a punch turn in your completed punch card to the Information Station and receive your free T-Shirt, while supplies last. 








Photographer Cassie Fortman, A CMU Graphic Design Student

Music Department 

Enjoy music by by musicians from CMU's Music Department that will be playing live on Delta Field during Artober Fest. 







Schedule A Building Tour 

Are you thinking about attending CMU? Would you like a tour of the Art and Design Department? The Art and Design faculty will be giving tours to individuals and school groups throughout the day at Artober Fest. Contact Ashtonn Means to sign up for a tour time. 

Food Trucks  

The Art and Design department is happy to welcome local food trucks to Artober Fest.

Event Location and Parking Information 

Artober Fest is an outdoor event located on the Delta Field (#37 on the map) on the CMU campus. Please see the map below for details. If we need to change the location due to weather we will send out an announcement. 

Campus Map

If you are a community member attending the event click the link below to purchase a day permit parking pass that will allow you to park in any lot except reserved lots. Commuter lot CP9 is closest to the event location. Please see the link below for details. 

Parking Services Information

Parking Map

If you are attending Artober Fest as a school and will need to park a bus for the day please email Ashtonn Means at to receive approval for bus parking. 

If you have any questions about Artober Fest please contact Ashtonn Means at or 970-248-1833.