uptown art fair

August 4, 2011

Uptown Art Fair August 5-7.

If you’re looking to get out this weekend, we have the perfect suggestion for you: the Uptown Art Fair!

What: A street art fair featuring artists from all over the world in all areas of art; printmaking, textiles, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture and more!

When: Friday, August 5th. noon – 8pm / Saturday August 6th. 10am – 8pm / Sunday August 7th. 10am – 6pm

Where: Lake Street and Hennepin Ave and The Mall in Uptown

Details: There are over 360 artists that participate every year. There will be 20 food vendors serving food, drinks and treats. Old Chicago is participating this year by offering wine tasting in their new winde garden and hosting live entertainment in their parking lot.

Did you know? Over 375,000 people attend this event each year! That’s the 2nd largest attendance only to the State Fair! Also, they are offering complimentary bike valets!

August is probably one of my favorite months, it might have a little do with the warm, sunny weather, there are plenty of things to do and see in the city and it’s also my birthday month! Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to love the month of August like I do…

  1. Summer Music & Movies in Loring Park. Every Monday in August at Loring Park. Free. 7-11pm
  2. Uptown Art Festival. Hennepin/ Lake Street. Free. August 5-7.
  3. Roof top and patio Happy Hours. Various hot spots around town.
  4. Mini Golf at the Science Museum in St. Paul. Learn about landscapes as you play 9 holes.
  5. MN Fringe Festival. August 4-14th. Indulge your inner movie maven!
  6. Macy’s Glamorama. Orpheum Theater. August 5th.
  7. Victory Neighborhood Annual Garden Tour. August 7th. 1pm – 4pm. Go visit the pretty side of North Minneapolis!
  8. Pizza Luce Block Party. Music and fun in the street! August 13th noon-10pm.
  9. Farmers Markets. At a location near you! Lots of yummy fruits and veggies are in season this time of year. Go shop local at your farmers market!
  10. Martinis and Manicures. The Lounge. August 18th 4:30 – 8:30.
  11. Glass Art Appreciation at Foci Glass Arts. Glass blowing demos and more!August 27th 3-9pm.
  12. Adele in concert at the Xcel Energy center.
  13. Rockin’ for Music Ed Block Party at West End in St. Louis Park. August 20th noon- 10:30.
  14. MN State Fair.
  15. Walker Art Center.  Get in to the museum for free every Thursday! Bring your sketch book and hone your drawing skills.
  16. Loring Park Art Festival. August 6th 10am-6pm.
  17. Twins games at Target Center. Various days in August.
  18. 46th & Grand Block & Summer Art Party. August 14th.
  19. Brit’s outdoor movies. Downtown at Brit’s Pub on Nicollet Mall.
  20. Powderhorn Art Fair at Powderhorn Park. August 7th 10am – 5pm.
  21. Activities on the Chain of Lakes. Paddle boarding, canoeing, running, or swimming – I love it all in August!

Whew! What a list! What are some of your favorite August activities?

Cheers! 🙂 -amber