The Twin Cities’ abundant outdoor art fairs offer fresh options for everyone. From St. Paul to bustling Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, there is a world of affordable art out there.
Art in the Hollow
The summer art festival season kicks off with Art in the Hollow on St. Paul’s East Side. Established in 2010, the multidisciplinary arts festival is held in historic Swede Hollow Park, the site of the live theatrical event Swede Hollow Ghost Sonata in 2019. This year’s theme is “Where Summer Starts on the East Side,” and the event features 135 artists selling everything from ceramics to jewelry. From noon-4 p.m., artists are invited to paint their hearts out plein air style (supplies not provided). There will be a music stage at one corner and food trucks along Payne Avenue. St. Paul Brewing’s patio also will be open for pizza and drinks. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Swede Hollow Park, parking at St. Paul Brewing, 688 E. Minnehaha Av., St. Paul. Free. artinthehollow.org)
Edina Art Fair
The streets of Edina will be filled with more than 250 local and national artists. Everything from wearable art to sculpture will be on view. In addition to live entertainment, food from local restaurants and street vendors such as Jerry’s Lemonade, and a kids zone, check out the new vintage clothing market. This year’s featured artist is Suyao Tian, owner of Viewpoint Gallery in St. Paul and adjunct professor at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. (Noon-7 pm. Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.. 50th & France Av., Edina. Free. 50thandfrance.com/art-fair)
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
Father’s Day weekend marks the 27th iteration of this popular riverfront festival, where art and music come together. A total of 212 artists will set up their booths and more
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