Call for Vendors Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Art Fair

by Jessica Stolen
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The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is one of Minneapolis’ most popular parks. It features more than 60 sculptures from the Walker Art Center’s collection, including the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry.

For the first time ever, the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden will be home to an art fair in 2024. The event is owned and operated by Homespun Events, the team behind the Minnehaha Falls Art Fair, which was voted by artists in the Sunshine Artist Magazine as the 49th Best Art Fair in the United States and 2nd Best Art Fair in Minnesota!

Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Art Fair hours will be 10am-7pm Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday. The event will feature approximately 150 artist booths, along with music, crafts, botanicals, food, and more. Set up will take place Friday morning and early afternoon. Every artist will be assigned a load in time to allow for ease of traffic flow. Overnight security will be provided Friday and Saturday nights.

The event is a ZERO WASTE event. This means that artists, food trucks, and other vendors will not be allowed to use items that are not compostable or recyclable. IE-You are not allowed to put your art in plastic bags to send with customers. This rule will be strictly enforced. (The art itself does not need to be recyclable or compostable, but sustainable art practices are encouraged.)

FEES:

Application Fee: $25
Standard Booth Fee: $325
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*Some premium booths and/or corner booths will be offered at a higher cost. Additional details will be available at the time of acceptance notification.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Application Opens – November 20, 2023
  • Application Deadline – February 29, 2024
  • Jury in Progress – March 4-8, 2024
  • Jury results emailed with artist contracts – March 15, 2024
  • Deadline for Booth Fees + Contracts + ST-19s – April 5, 2024
  • Deadline for Artist Cancellation – April 12, 2024 (No refunds will be given to artists that cancel after this date)
  • Booth Location and Artist Packets emailed – April 19, 2024
  • Booth Set Up – May 10, 2024
  • Art Fair Day 1 – May 11, 2024
  • Art Fair Day 2 – May 12, 2024
  • Booth Tear Down – May 12, 2024
  • Apply HERE

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