For 40 years the Park Point Community Club has hosted
The Park Point Art Fair at the Park Point Recreation
Area on the last weekend in June. The Art Fair has grown
from a handful of artists offering their work on tables
and blankets to 120 artists from across the region and
nation who award-winning exhibit work in a premiere
A commitment to the arts
The Park Point Community Club provides an appreciation
dinner for the artists and the community volunteers.
The Club hosted dinner gives community volunteers and
artists the opportunity to socialize and catch up from
year to year. The Saturday dinner has served to foster
lasting relationships between artists and the community
giving the whole event the feeling of a family reunion.
Artists are awarded for excellence based on the annual
review of the field by art professionals. The Club awards
a total of $1,300—along with 'art work awards'
produced by one of the participating artists—to
artists in seven categories as well as a Best of Show.
The appreciation for the awards and the meal abound.
The event would not be the same in quality and ambiance
without the clubs efforts to welcome and recognize the
excellence and commitment the artists have shown. Some
veteran artists have exhibited for 38 years, while excellent
young artists are still drawn to the event for its prestige
and importance to the Duluth arts community.
The art fair has broadened its focus in recent years
fair goers and families with an experience in the arts.
The Community Club sponsors entertainment and activities.
The young and the young at heART can create their own art work. Families are entertained by different performance artists playing music, telling stories, puppeteering and juggling have all found a place at the fair.