Uptown Art Fair 2019

AUGUST 7-9, 2020: Friday 12pm - 8pm | Saturday 10am - 8pm | Sunday 10am - 5pm

The Uptown Art Fair

The fair began in 1964 as a way to increase awareness of the arts while raising money for Uptown projects. Although the event has grown and changed over the years, its core mission remains the same. Each year, much of the proceeds from the fair are returned directly to the community to enhance numerous programs and activities.

Aside from showcasing amazing art, the fair is a celebration of the hip, refreshingly unconventional Uptown community. Uptown is a crossroads that connects the energy of the city and the calm of the lakes. It’s a destination that combines shopping and dining with nature and lifestyle. Centered around Calhoun Square at Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue, Uptown blends the sophisticated, the scenic and the stylish into a decidedly urban environment—a perfect potpourri of places to go and people to see. We urge you to explore our community during your visit and experience this fabulous neighborhood for yourself!

The Uptown Art Fair is a labor of love made possible by hundreds of volunteers, the generosity of sponsors, the kindness of local businesses, and supporters of the arts. In our humble (and admittedly biased) opinion, it’s the best art fair around and we think our 350,000+ patrons agree – visitors have made the Uptown Art Fair the 2nd most attended event in the State of Minnesota (only second to the Minnesota State Fair). We hope you enjoy it!


  • Professional works of art ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures in 12 mediums including sculpture, painting, glasswork, jewelry, multimedia compositions and more
  • 2019 Featured Artist Chuck U, and his 2019 Commemorative Print (also featured on the Uptown Art Fair Beer Can!)
  • New Horizon Academy Youth Art Fair
  • A brand new Marketplace featuring goods from local shops and businesses.  Stock up on locally produced honey, coffee, soap, candles and more
  • Awesome food and refreshments from more than 25 vendors throughout the fair and beer gardens located along Hennepin and the Mall
  • Indeed Brewing Co. beer gardens throughout the fair featuring the exclusive Uptown Art Fair Hibiscus Shenanigans Brew
  • Culinary Arts Competition Presented by Kitchen Window
  • Latte Art Throwdown featuring local baristas and their delicious art at the Culinary Stage
  • Art activities for the entire family at the Family Imagination Station brought to you by Northern Clay
  • Charitable Partners Tent


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