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Stone Arch Bridge Festival 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota (Midwest)
Show Dates: 6/17/17 - 6/18/17
Application Deadline: 4/12/17 Midnight CST
15 day(s) and 2 hour(s) remaining
Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)
Fee (Jury Fee): $25.00
You can submit up to 3 applications for this show.
The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is a free, art festival on Father’s Day weekend, Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18. This legacy event is in it's 23nd year. It is the 3rd largest festival in Minneapolis. It is ideally located along the beautiful Minneapolis Riverfront stretching from the foot of the Stone Arch Bridge to Hennepin Avenue. The event will feature over 250 quality visual artists.
Festival hours will be Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm and Sunday, 11 - 5 pm. Overnight security provided Friday and Saturday nights.
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
Show Dates: Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18
Application Deadline: 4/12/17
Jury Dates: 4/15
Important Artist Information
- Located along the Mississippi River within walking distance of the heart of
- This festival has been a Father’s Day Weekend tradition in the Twin Cities for 2 decades
- 250+ Artist booths - 12 Categories
- More than $150,000 in media in Twin Cities area - print, tv and radio.
- Convenient parking for artists
- Drive-up/day before show set-up
- Overnight security
Completed Application with correct medium (category) selected.
Images: 5 (a booth shot is not required but highly recommended)
Jury Fee: $25 Non-Refundable
Location: Minneapolis Riverfront District is an ideal setting for this legacy festival of the arts! The festival stretches along the Mississippi River anchored by the historic Stone Arch Bridge and iconic Hennepin Avenue Bridge.
Features: The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is a platform for artists to sell, share inspiration and receive recognition for their fine arts and crafts. Additionally, the event offers: A platform for local musicians to showcase, a fun family activities area, and the Pop Art Father’s Day Car Show.
General Festival Management:
Festival Business Office
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
900 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata, MN 55391
STONE ARCH BRIDGE FESTIVAL IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS
April 12 Application deadline at midnight (CST)
April 19 Jury results e-mailed – First Round Invites, Wait List Notice.
April 26 First Round Acceptance Due. Booths must be purchased by within 7 days of acceptance to guarantee a spot. Second round invitations will be extended 7 days after first round.
April 26 Second round invitations sent
May 1 Final Invites
May 8 Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund. After May 1, there are no refunds
May 15 Space/booth numbers assigned (NOTE: date subject to change).
Friday, June 16
8 am – 5 pm Event set up
5 pm - 10 pm Kick off concert on Water Power Park
Saturday, June 17
11 am – 7 pm – FESTIVAL HOURS
Sunday, June 18
11 am – 5 pm – FESTIVAL HOURS
5 pm – 8 pm - Event load out
We strive to include quality and unique work in the 12 categories. Our goal is to include artwork that is accessible to a diverse buying audience and available in a variety of price points. No sell-through items. The artist attending the festival must handcraft all work. Prints of photography, drawings, painting and printmaking may be sold if original work is also present. Henna and caricature artists need to apply to management for invitation status.
13. STUDENT/NEW ARTIST
This new category was created to support and encourage new artists. Applicants must currently be a student and/or the first year of their business. A limited number of these booth spaces are available.
Festival Favorite Awards
One awarded in each medium. Prize package includes:
Approximately 250 artists will exhibit in the 2017 show. The 2016 award winners in each media are invited first, with the remaining slots filled through a competitive jury process based on the jury score within each category. At least 2 rounds of invitations are standard.
Each artist is required to submit a total of five (5) images (four images of CURRENT work and one booth image) along with a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE jury fee per media. If a photo of your booth is not available, submit an additional photo of your work. All work to be exhibited must be represented in the images. Each of the four images should feature individual pieces that accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited; work shown in the images must be representative of current work. We can not stress enough the value of current photographs.
Artists may apply ONCE per media. Collaborating artists (defined as “Artist Partner” on ZAPP™) may apply to participate at the event, but only joint work may be shown and sold and both artists must be present for the duration of the event. Both names must appear on all application materials and both artists must contribute to the creation of the art pieces.
All spaces will 10 deep x 12 wide. If you want a double space, purchase 2 singles. There ia an additional fee of $100 for corner booths.
Main Street = Main Street from Hennepin Ave to 3rd Ave.
Mill & Main = Main Street from 3rd Ave to 5th Ave.
Fr Henneping Park = inside Fr Hennepin Park
Returned checks and credit cards for insufficient funds will be charged a $40 fee, after which only money orders or cashier checks will be accepted.
1. Completed application for each media entered
2. Four images of artist’s work and one booth image per media (a total of 5 images). A booth shot is highly recommended but if you don’t have one available, use a 5th photo of your work.
3. $25 NON-REFUNDABLE jury fee per media
Individual booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Stone Arch Bridge Festival and are not interchangeable or transferable. If you have a special request please email the festival and indicate it in the space provided when you purchase your space. We strive to accommodate special requests, although not always possible.
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