Thursday, February 23, 2012

Deadline March 1st - Call to Artists - Uptown Art Fair

Uptown Art Fair 
Call to Artists

WHAT:  Fine Art Festival

WHERE: Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
           August 3-5, 2012
           Friday: 12 noon - 8 p.m.
           Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
           Sunday: 10 a.m. -  5 p.m.


*Limited to 350 artists in the Uptown Art Fair.

*375,000 attendance in 2011.

*$6,500 in awards.

*Winner of nearly 100 International Festivals and Events Association Pinnacle Awards.

*Application/Booth Fees: $40/$525 (single booth); $1,050 (double booth).

*Complimentary artist brunch and best of show awards presentation Sat. morning.

*Discounted hotel rates; Artist parking; RV and camping information provided.

*24-hour security.

*Boothsitters, helpful volunteers and well-organized staff.

*$300,000 advertising and promotion campaign; including radio, TV, print, and social media.

The Uptown Art Fair, now celebrating its 49th year, takes over the commercial district in Uptown Minneapolis.  What began as a neighborhood art sale developed into an internationally recognized, three-day fine art festival attracting more than 350,000 people in one weekend. Hosting approximately 350 artists, the Uptown Art Fair caters to tourists, art enthusiasts, artists, and festival-goers from around the country.

Uptown Minneapolis is an eclectic mix of commercial, retail, and residential properties in South Minneapolis.  The intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue is the center of a lively, upbeat business district and is one of the busiest intersections in the state of Minnesota, creating the perfect location for a fine art festival. Lake Harriet, Lake of the Isles, and Cedar Lake are only a few blocks away, making Uptown's tree-lined streets both welcoming and walkable.

The primary focus of the Uptown Art Fair is the juried exhibition of gallery quality fine art.  Additionally, the event offers family activities including a youth art fair, day and evening performances, a wine garden, and high quality outdoor food vending.   
The Uptown Art Fair brings art to the people, draws visitors to Uptown, and provides a showcase and sales outlet for both professional and amateur artists from around the country. As the Uptown Association's primary fundraising event, the Uptown Art Fair is an economic engine for the community, generating revenue that pays for Uptown projects including community clean ups, marketing and education seminars, extra security officers, donations to local causes and neighborhood organizations, and other community building activities. 


March 1, 2012, 12 midnight (CST) via 

April 1, 2012; results emailed with contracts

Booth Fee and Contracts Due:
May 1, 2012

For more details, artist's prospectus, please visit:

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