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2021 UPTOWN ART FAIR CANCELLED
After much consideration, the Uptown Association is disappointed to have to announce the cancellation of the 2021 Uptown Art Fair. We remained committed to making this year’s 57th annual event a great success for our artists and the community but were unable to overcome several unanticipated challenges and events that are beyond our control.
Considerable time and work was put in to navigating the challenges our city is facing to ensure a safe and welcoming space for our artists, vendors, sponsors and guests. Multiple options were considered and planned, including moving the event to an alternate location a few blocks away to showcase the greater Uptown community. However, despite our collective best effort, we were unable to reach a consensus among the many stakeholders it takes to successfully put on an event of this size and scope. Because of multiple evolving issues and the logistics of a large-scale event, it was not executable.
The Uptown Association is committed to the promotion of Uptown as a place to play, eat, work, and live, and to celebrating its unique spirit and sense of community. We recognize and are saddened by recent events that have had a painful impact on Minneapolis and the Uptown community and are steadfast in helping our diverse community thrive. We look forward to bringing back one of the premier events in Minnesota and showcasing the Uptown community on August 5, 6, and 7th, 2022.
At the intersection of West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue lies a vibrant and diverse urban community that is a destination like no other in the Twin Cities. Throughout the year, business activities and events such as the City of Lakes Loppet in the wintertime to the Uptown Food Truck Festival, Bastille Day and the Uptown Art Fair in the summer enhance the energy of the Uptown community
Speaking of festivals, The Uptown Art Fair, produced by the Uptown Association, is a juried fine arts festival with a reputation as one of the most exceptional art fairs in the United States. Through a rich history and constant innovation, the Uptown Art Fair showcases a variety of quality art for everyone’s budget. Click here to learn more about this exciting event set in the urban landscape of Uptown each summer during the first full weekend of August.
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