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Join an inspiring celebration of arts, community and environment 47th PARK POINT ART FAIR returns June 24-25, 2017 in Duluth.

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s an event that evolved from a neighborhood gathering 47 years ago into the region’s premiere outdoor visual arts showcase. And it’s coming to a sandbar near you.

The 48th annual Park Point Art Fair returns June 24-25 to the Park Point Recreation Area in Duluth. Admission and parking is free at the nonprofit-coordinated event, which supports local ecological and civic initiatives.

Featuring the juried fine art and craft of more than 110 premiere artists from the local area, upper Midwest and beyond, the Park Point Art Fair also offers live performances, music, food, children’s activities and more—all in a stunning natural setting. An estimated 10,000 visitors have attended the annual weekend festival in recent years.

Artists display and sell work in media such as clay, fiber, glass, painting, photography, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture. And while visual art is the showcase, there’s more to experience during the fair, where you can stroll a pine-lined path tucked between Lake Superior and the Superior Bay, listen to music or grab a bite of food from one of seven vendors including Duluth’s own Valentini’s.

The art fair is presented by the Park Point Community Club, a nonprofit volunteer organization “Each year, the art fair brings people together—as visitors, artists and volunteers—in a unique setting on the shores of Lake Superior. Artists and patrons of the arts praise the consistently high quality of this show, and appreciate that it’s a grass-roots effort for a good cause,” said Carla Tamburro, Park Point Art Fair coordinator. “Park Point is an inspiring setting. And as a community of volunteers giving back to sustain this environment, we welcome everyone to join us in celebrating this Duluth gem.”

At a glance: 47th annual PARK POINT ART FAIR
When: 10 am to 5 pm, June 24 and 25, 2017
Where: Park Point Recreation Area in Duluth, Minn.
What: 110 regional and national artists. Food court. Live music by The Hankies and The Groove Congress, Children’s interactive art. Art demos. Free admission and parking.

Who: Presented by the Park Point Community Club

MEDIA CONTACTS

 

Carla Tamburro, PPAF Coordinator: coordinator@parkpointartfair.org 218-428-1916
Jake Kapsner, PPAF Committee Chair: jakekapsner@yahoo.com 218-428-7730

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