Event Information


Art in the Park Festival 2017 - Lanesboro Arts

United States
Lanesboro, Minnesota (Midwest)

Event Dates: 6/17/17 - 6/17/17
Application Deadline: 4/30/17 Midnight CST


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury fee): $10.00


Event Summary
The 37th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota features 90+ fine art & craft booths, excellent live music, scrumptious local foods, and kids' activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note the change from prior years: June 17th is the SATURDAY before Father's Day.

Lanesboro Arts' annual Art in the Park festival is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival! Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year.

Lanesboro, Minnesota has been recently recognized as one of "America's Top 12 Small Town Art Places", and was also named by Smithsonian Magazine as "One of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in America". Population 754, Lanesboro is nestled in the bluffs of southeastern Minnesota, along the Root River and Minnesota State Highway 16, a National Scenic Byway. Lanesboro's downtown hosts dynamic local businesses and restaurants in historic buildings, with the Root River State Trail running on the diagonal through town. Lanesboro is "Minnesota's Bed and Breakfast Capital."

The Festival is hosted by Lanesboro Arts, a multi-disciplinary arts organization serving the community for 30+ years through year-round arts programming in areas of visual arts, music and other performing arts, residency program, hands-on arts experiences and community outreach...

General Information
Art in the Park accepts applications in fine arts and crafts, with original and unique work made by the applicant in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles and mixed media. $10 application fee.

2017 Prizes: $500 Best in Show, $100 Award of Excellence.

Lanesboro has many camping sites with hook-ups and showers, including the Sylvan Park campground adjacent to the festival site. The festival will take place rain or shine.

December 14, 2016 - Begin accepting applications
April 21, 2017 - Application deadline
April 22- April 30, 2017 - Jury dates
May 2, 2017 - Notification of Invitation to participate in show
May 15, 2017 - Accept invitation & purchase deadline
June 17, 2017 - Show date (please note that June 17 is a Saturday)

Late applications may be accepted at the discretion of the Director. 

Please contact Adam or Bill at Lanesboro Arts with any questions about Art in the Park, or about the application process. 507-467-2446 or artinthepark@lanesboroarts.org

  • All items for sale at Art in the Park must be the handiwork of the exhibiting artist(s).
  • No food or commercial items will be permitted.
  • No electric hook-ups are available and portable generators will not be permitted.
  • All exhibitors are required to obtain a Minnesota sales and use tax number and to collect taxes (MN rate is 6.875%). Contact MN Dept of Revenue at 651-282-5225 or www.taxes.state.mn.us to register and receive a sales & use tax number.
  • Once an artist contract is signed and booth fee has been paid, if for any reason the artist withdraws from Art in the Park, the booth fee will be returned minus a $20 handling fee if notification of this is received prior to May 27. After May 27 there will be no refund of booth fee.
  • Artists will keep external noise at their booth to a minimum, in respect of neighboring booths, and in order that guests may enjoy the live music at the Art in the Park festival. 


Booth Information
Booth fee is $95 per 12' x 12' space; double spots can be purchased for an additional $95.
Returning artists may request same booth # or close proximity to previous years.
Artists supply their own display materials.
Electric hook-ups are not provided and there will be no portable generators during the fair.
A Minnesota sales and use tax number is required for all taxable sales.
Booth spaces will be marked and ready for set-up at 6 a.m. on the day of the festival.
Artist welcome station will include rolls and coffee at 6 a.m. during set up.

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