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Event Information

Art in the Park Festival 2018 - Lanesboro Arts

United States
Lanesboro, Minnesota (Midwest)

Event Dates: 6/16/18 - 6/16/18
Application Deadline: 5/31/18 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Jury fee): $10.00


Event Summary
The 38th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota on Saturday, June 16 features 90+ fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer & community food vendors, and family art 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 that June 16th is the Saturday before Father's Day. Hosted by LANESBORO ARTS, a multidisciplinary nonprofit with a 35+ year legacy of supporting art and artists in the scenic Lanesboro area, the annual Art in the Park festival is southern Minnesota’s longest running fine art fair! Renowned for quality, variety and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year.
Lanesboro, Minnesota was recognized as one of "America's Top 12 Small Town Art Places" in 2013 by Artplace America, and was named "One of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in America" by Smithsonian Magazine in 2014. Population 754, Lanesboro is nestled in the heart of Bluff Country, along the Root River and MN 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.

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. The festival will take place rain or shine. Applications from food vendors or crafts vendors (coins, soap, essential oils, etc) are NOT accepted through Zapplication.

2018 Prizes: $500 Best in Show, $100 Award of Excellence.

December 15, 2017 - Begin accepting applications
March 23, 2018 - Application deadline for full consideration *
March 24 - 30, 2018 - Jury dates
April 3, 2018 - Notification of Invitation to participate in show
May 31, 2018 - Wait List application deadline
June 1, 2018 - Accept invitation & purchase deadline
June 1, 2017 - Application window CLOSES -- no additional applications accepted
June 16, 2017 - Show date (please note that June 16 is a Saturday)

* In order to maintain a relative balance of artistic disciplines participating in the fair, the jury will limit the number of artists invited from any one particular discipline, including jewelry and ceramic artists. All artists, especially ceramic and jewelry artists, were strongly encouraged to submit an application by March 23 in order to receive full consideration during the jury review and selection process.

Applications for the wait list will still be accepted until May 31 and are reviewed by the jury on a rolling basis.

Applications are not accepted on or after June 1.

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 Please contact us when any special circumstances or if you need to know before April 3 if you'll be invited to participate in the fair.

  • 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.
  • Applications are only accepted from fine artists (NO coins, soap, essential oils, flea markets, etc)
  • 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. 
  • Lanesboro has many camping sites with hook-ups and showers, including the Sylvan Park campground adjacent to the festival site. Advance reservations CAN NOT be made for the campgrounds. Please contact the City of Lanesboro with questions regarding the campgrounds.


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, including chairs and tables.
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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