The Park Point Art Fair, welcomes you on June 23 & 24, 2018
- Date 28 May 2018
48th PARK POINT ART FAIR on June 23 & 24, 2018 in Duluth
A celebration of the arts, community and environment
DULUTH, Minn. – Summertime on the shores of Lake Superior. Original artwork in the open air. Live music and fresh food in a festive setting that welcomes one and all.
The region’s longest standing outdoor visual arts showcase returns to Minnesota’s favorite sandbar: 10am-5pm on June 23 and 24, 2018. Admission and parking is free at the 48th annual Park Point Art Fair (PPAF) at the end of Park Point (Recreational Area) in Duluth. Held rain or shine, PPAF is an annual rite of summer for lovers of creativity, local culture and incredible parks.
The weekend event, which draws an estimated 10,000 visitors, lets you meet 115 juried artists showing and selling fine art and craft, while enjoying live music, good eats, art making magic and more—all in a stunning setting on the shores of Lake Superior.
• 115 jury-selected visual artists from the upper Midwest and beyond. Artists display and sell work in media such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber, woodwork and sculpture—with $1,000+ in recognition prizes for top artists. It’s a chance for visitors to meet artists and often “take home a story” along with an original art purchase that supports small business.
• Live music Saturday: Tom and Brandy (10:30am), Jordan Johnsru (noon), Jacob Mahon (1:30pm), Cuckoo Bees (2:30pm), Camille Marten (4pm) … (FREE*)
• Live music Sunday: Colorblind Johnson (10:30am), Woodblind (noon), Dan the Monkey Man (1:30pm), Keith Secola & Tracy Bone (3pm) … (FREE*)
• Family art activity tent where you can create originals of your own … (FREE*)
• Food court featuring six food trucks with flavors ranging from Greek, Vietnamese, American, gluten free, kettle corn and more.
• Artist demonstrations by The Great Lakes Academy of Fine Art … (FREE)
Located in a park that is Duluth’s main summertime access point for Lake Superior and the Superior Bay, visitors can drive, bus, bike, boat or swim in to the “end of the Point” for a festive good time. Some people even arrive by plane at Sky Harbor Airport, which abuts the park.
The PPAF is presented by the Park Point Community Club (PPCC), a nonprofit 501c4 that supports people, parks and ecology, the arts, civic involvement and more—with a focus on local neighborhood as well as the larger Twin Ports region. Programming is provided by the PPCC with support in 2018 from Solglimt Lakeshore Bed&Breakfast, South Pier Inn, KUMD103.3FM, Duluth Public Radio, ReaderWeekly, Beaner’s Central and city of Duluth Parks.
“Since 1970, visitors, artists and volunteers have come together in a truly unique setting on the shores of Lake Superior for the Park Point Art Fair,” said Carla Tamburro, PPAF coordinator and a Park Point resident. “Artists and patrons of the arts praise the high quality and accessibility of this show, and appreciate that it’s a grass-roots effort that reinvests so much into our local community and environment.”
See parkpointartfair.org for information on attending artists, jury-selected award winners, photos, videos, news and more.