Information for Artists

For the first time in its 57 year history, the Uptown Art Fair will be cancelled and adapted for changing times. With the current and evolving impacts of COVID-19, and by guidance of local government, the difficult decision was made by The Uptown Association to cancel the traditional event planned for August 7, 8, & 9, 2020 as it is in the best interest to safeguard the health and safety of our artists, vendors, guests, neighbors, and volunteers.

 We look forward to returning with the 57th Annual Uptown Art Fair in 2021 on August 6, 7, & 8 for but in the meantime, art will still go on.  In place of the traditional Uptown Art Fair, the UPTOWN ART FAIR HEALS – MINI EVENTS will take place and we are excited to showcase the art and artists of our community in a new way!

Mini-Uptown Art Fair – Artist Information


Exhibiting artists often name the Uptown Art Fair as one of their most successful events of the year. The enthusiastic collectors, family-friendly atmosphere, and helpful neighborhood volunteers, and the 380,000 visitors, make it a favorite venue for artists.

The Uptown Art Fair takes place in Uptown Minneapolis on the first weekend of August. The event footprint is located at the intersection of Lake and Hennepin, the center of a lively, upbeat business district and is the busiest intersection in the State of Minnesota. Over $2.1 million of art is sold during the festival; approximately 350 artists will be invited to exhibit this year.

Artist Applications for the Uptown Art Fair are accepted: November 1 through February 1 each year



For participating artists:
In the Artist Guide, you will find registration, set-up, and teardown instructions according to your booth location. Please read these sections carefully. The Artist Guide also includes important information about rules and guidelines, events and activities, emergency procedures, and more, so be sure to read through it thoroughly.

2019 Uptown Art Fair Artist Guide