Event Information

Loring Park Art Festival 2017

Loring Park 1382 Willow St. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Midwest)

Event Dates: 7/29/17 - 7/30/17
Application Deadline: 3/15/17 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $35.00

You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.


Event Summary
We invite you to apply for the 18th annual Loring Park Art Festival, to be held July 29 & 30, 2017 in beautiful Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, MN. 

Wildflowers and formal gardens make this an idyllic setting for art, music, food and entertainment.  Circling the large pond in Loring Park, the work of 140 juried fine artists and fine craftspeople is showcased.  It is a beautiful urban setting with phenomenal art in every medium.

The Loring Park Art Festival is coordinated by Artists for Artists, a partnership of experienced artists, whose goal is to provide an opportunity to exhibit and sell work in an atmosphere designed with the artist in mind. Rated one of the ‘100 best fine art shows’ in Sunshine Artist Magazine since 2004.

General Information
2017 Call for Entries

Show dates:

Saturday, July 29  10-6
Sunday, July 30  10-5    
Application Procedure

You must submit four images of your work and one of your booth display. If you wish to exhibit/sell work in two media (i.e. glass and painting) you must submit four images and an application fee for each category.
  • Note: Jewelry may only be submitted for jurying in the jewelry category - if you have glass jewelry, wood jewelry, etc. you must apply in the jewelry category. Only artists accepted in the jewelry category may display and sell jewelry.
  • Note: Now you can apply in more than one medium category from just one profile! This eliminates the need for you to maintain separate profiles if you regularly submit applications in more than one medium category to our show. All you have to do is log in to your ZAPP account, apply, and check out as normal. Then, repeat for each additional category in which you are applying.  You can not apply more than once in the same category. 

It is in the artists’ best interest to have clearly focused, well lit images on a neutral background.
Jurors decisions are based solely on work presented in the four images. Display image is used to show scale of work and professionalism of display.  Work is juried in the order the application is received.  If you apply and find that you have some new work or a better image before the deadline date, you can contact us to update your images.

Important Dates:
Application deadline March 15, 2017
Notification by April 5, 2017
Accept/confirmation by April 24, 2017

Show dates:

Saturday, July 29  10-6
Sunday, July 30  10-5    

Comments from Artists’ evaluations:
  • “Love being here! The energy is great!”
  • “Best organized fair I have ever done!”
  • “A beautiful venue - a pleasure to be here! Thanks for all your hard work!”
  • “The most beautiful art fair I’ve done - & so friendly! Absolutely gorgeous layout!”
  • “Beautiful setting. Pleasant atmosphere, quality work, organized, helpful staff!”

Work is accepted in all fine arts and fine crafts.
Participation is open to all artists, 18 years of age and older. All work must be the artist’s own and original in concept, design and execution. Work made with the use of commercial kits, molds incl. green ware or is mass produced, will not be accepted.  Absolutely no buy/sell items.  Jewelry findings should be handmade by the artist - manufactured clasps and chain are acceptable. It is our intent to ask artists to manufacture the majority or primary focus of their piece.

Exhibitor Regulations and Obligations
  • Each booth is to contain original work by the exhibiting artist. Work should be representative of the quality presented in your images.
  • Exhibiting artists must be present for the duration of the show and booths must remain open during show hours.
  • Artists may exhibit work only in the category in which they have been accepted.
  • Set up Friday 1PM-7PM, Saturday 6AM-9AM

Booth Information

Application Fee
Application Fee - $35

Booth Spaces
Booths will be approximately 12X12 for $260 (double booths - $520).

Artists must provide all display materials, including protection from any/all weather conditions and be weighted down with 30-35 lbs per corner or staked to the ground with spiral dog stakes and straps. Artists are not permitted to use light-weight accordion-style pop-up tents. The tented structure must be commercial or professional grade.  

Cancellation Policy
There will be no refunds of application fees after application is submitted and no refunds of booth fees after accepting/confirming our invitation to exhibit.