The first weekend in August is Minneapolis Arts Weekend, featuring three art fairs – Metris Uptown Art Fair, Loring Park Art Fair and Powderhorn Park Art Fair – exhibiting simultaneously and connected by free bus service for art lovers to enjoy a variety of artists, locations and cultures that nourish Minneapolis neighborhoods. To find a convenient bus route for you, call (612) 373-3333 or visit metrotransit.org.
Metris Uptown Art Fair – Noon-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 – 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7
Uptown Minneapolis, centered at Lake and Hennepin, is expected to attract more than 350,000 art lovers August 5-7 when the nationally acclaimed Metris Uptown Art Fair returns to the Twin Cities. Ranked as the ninth most popular art fair in the nation, the show this year will feature work from more than 375 artists. The event is the sole fundraiser for the Uptown Association.http://www.uptownminneapolis.com/art-fair
Loring Park Art Fair – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 – 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7
A broad range of high quality artwork in all media will circle the large pond in beautiful Loring Park, located on Hennepin Avenue and Oak Grove St. Nearly 150 artists will be represented in this idyllic setting for art, food, acoustic music and entertainment. Enjoy a walk among the beautiful flower gardens and around the duck pond.
Powderhorn Art Fair – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7
The 14th annual Powderhorn Art Fair, set in the pastoral 66-acre Powderhorn Park, will feature 180 exhibitors of diverse arts and styles at 35th Street and 15th Avenue South in South Minneapolis. In addition to presenting local, regional and national artists, Powderhorn Art Fair will feature acoustic music, food and children’s activities all weekend. The event is run by volunteers and art fair profits are used to pay for programs at the park, such as a new teen center, pottery kiln, photography lab and sound recording studio.www.powderhornartfair.org