Check-In/Set-up Info

 

Here is information that you will find helpful during your visit to The Park Point Art Fair.

REGISTRATION—Registration and set-up will begin on Friday, June 24 from 4-8 p.m. Registration will continue on Saturday, June 25th from 6-8 a.m. All vehicles must be off the service road by 9:30 a.m. and parked behind your booth space or in the lot, where they may remain throughout the fair. (More info on parking below.)

Coffee and rolls will be available both Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8-10 a.m.

The first gazebo will serve as an information center during the fair.

BOOTHS—All booth spaces will be approximately 10ft. across. You are receiving your booth number in an email.

Please reference the map so you can find your spot. Note the path you are setting up on is a one way. Please drive to your booth space from northwest to southeast and exit near the Sky Harbor Airport, then take Minnesota Ave around to exit the park or return to the main parking lot. [Signs will be posted.]

Most booths allow for parking behind them. However in the case of some sandy or more open areas, we are asking that artists move their cars prior to the start of the fair. If you are in a spot where we are requiring you move your car after set-up, we will notify you—but please know it just a short distance from any booth to the main parking lot.

During the event: Fair headquarters for artists in the first pavilion (see the map) If you need help with booth sitting or other needs, go there and ask for a volunteer who can assist you. It’s also where you’ll find complementary coffee and a roll each morning on Saturday and Sunday. Please display your booth number on your tent where it can be seen by our judges—so you can be considered for a 2016 Merit Award.

APPRECIATION DINNER and AWARDS—At the close of the fair on Saturday, all artists are invited to join us for a complementary dinner and awards presentation in the gazebo. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the awards given after that. Please RSVP so we can plan for food. If you are bringing a guest we will need to know. Please tell the check in assistant/volunteer.

SECURITY—We will have paid security on site from 10 p.m.- 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. However, let us emphasize that it is not recommended that you leave your work in your booth overnight. If you do, it will be at your own risk and responsibility.

Please display your parking permit on your dash. No smoking is allowed in the park.

Weather precautions: stay aware and be prepared! Weather can change quickly and drastically on Park Point. Please secure your items at the first sign of inclement weather because winds can be a problem. We will keep you posted, but it is your responsibility to take care of your booth and belongings.

Event promotion: as part of our efforts to attract audiences each year, we shoot photos and video during the weekend event. Your attendance implies that you permit us to include you; however, if you do not want photos of you/your art/booth, please email jakekapsner@yahoo.com and leave a message saying so.

MISC.—Please remember that pets are not allowed.

Each year, we invest substantial volunteer time and money into advertising and public relations to promote the fair. Of note, you’ll see posters, bookmarks, postcards and guides–in addition to paid placement and promotional relationships with media such as KUMD, Northland Reader and VisitDuluth. Thanks in part to the event’s longstanding community tradition and mission of fundraising for community initiatives, we benefit from coverage in newspapers, radio, TV and blogs—in addition to our efforts online, in social media, email and of course, word of mouth. If you have ideas or resources for helping further promote the fair, please email jakekapsner@yahoo.com.

If you have any questions, please email us at coordinator@parkpointartfair.org