Transportation & Parking
There are several detours in Minneapolis involving 35W, including some closed exits. For the most up-to-date information, we encourage you to check with MnDOT and 511 – available via app, call line and website – and/or use the Waze app. As always, there will be ample parking in Uptown, a free bike valet and MetroTransit is once again offering the free ArtPass all weekend. See below for details.
Please consult http://www.511mn.org/ for real-time traffic and closure updates. You will find web links next to the bold project title.
Plenty of parking is available in the Uptown area to the general public during the Uptown Art Fair and handicap parking is available on Lake Street in-between Humboldt and Fremont (see blue line on map below).
Along with limited street parking within the Uptown neighborhoods, the following parking lots and ramps are available throughout the weekend:
HANDICAP PARKING is located on Lake Street (in between Humboldt and Fremont Ave.). Please see the 2018 MAP for more information.
METRO TRANSIT ART PASS
Visit the Uptown Art Fair with the MetroTransit Art Pass! On Saturday and Sunday, with the downloadable pass, you can ride buses and the light rail for free to the Uptown Art Fair and back home again.
The Art Pass is valid on all Metro Transit bus routes and METRO lines, but not on the Northstar line. Show your pass to the driver or Transit Police officer on the light rail for your FREE ride. For route and schedule information, visit www.metrotransit.org/artpass or call 612-373-3333 to speak with a transit expert.
COMPLIMENTARY BIKE VALET PARKING Presented by EPIQ Partners
If you prefer to use two wheels and pedal your way to the fair, we have your bike parking covered. Pull up tin the Bike Valet provided by the My Bike Project on the Mall and Humboldt (near the Midtown Greenway Trail) anytime during Uptown Art Fair hours and our valets will take care of your ride.
We encourage Uptown Art Fair guests to use alternative, environmentally-friendly transportation! The My Bike Project, a non-profit organization, provides programming and resources to encourage bicycling and walking in underrepresented communities throughout the Twin Cities. The My Bike Project is a program of the Cultural Wellness Center, which exists to unleash the power of citizens to heal themselves and to build community.
As a teen and young adult-run venture, The My Bike Project remains committed to expanding bicycling and walking infrastructure that not only creates a culturally empowering lifestyle, but also introduces health engagement process into the community. The program supports a culture that normalizes bicycling and walking for transportation, recreation and health improvement in communities currently experiencing disparities in health, education, and economics.
Open daily, 15 minutes before the fair opens until 15 minutes after it closes.