This award winning event is held in Uptown Minneapolis and will take place from August 4 - 6. Uptown Minneapolis is an electric mix of commercial and residential properties in South Minneapolis. The intersection of Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue is the center of a lively, business district and is one of the busiest intersections in the state of Minnesota. The Art Fair is promoted aggressively through dedicated marketing vehicles including web, print, TV, outdoor, radio and social media generating over 150,000 of impressions in 2016. With exposure to an ideal audience, the art fair draws a diverse group of nearly 400,000 loyal and new attendees. Through this free cultural experience, attendees have the opportunity to visit over 340 artists, food vendors, outdoor beer gardens, live stage performances sponsored by 96.3 K-TWIN in the evenings, a youth art fair, and much more. As this year marks the fifty-fourth time that this successful event will be celebrated, we want to make it the best fair yet!
This document is intended to provide the information needed to make an informed and educated decision about submitting an application to participate as a performer in the Uptown Art Fair.
The application deadline is April 17, 2017. We invite you to read this application thoroughly and provide us with the appropriate information.
Compensation: All performances are done through voluntary time donation.
Performance Time: Each performance group will be allotted one hour to set-up, conduct sound check, perform, and tear down.
Location: Lotus Restaurant (opening in March) parking lot, 2841 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, 55408
Stage and Equipment: The dimensions of the stage are approximately 20’ X 24’ at 3’ high. The stage canopy is 9’3” from the stage. Sound and production equipment we are providing include a main P.A. system, digital mixing console, and system processing, 5 stage monitors, microphones, and cabling to connect to equipment. You will need to provide your own instruments and stage gear (guitar amps, keyboards, drum-kits, patch cords, power strips, and wireless mics will not be included)
Promotional Material and Merchandise: There will be a table next to the stage for performers to hand out promotional materials and/or sell merchandise during their performance time. If you choose to use this booth, you must staff it yourself.
Green Room: There will be a tent set up in the parking lot to use how you see fit. This tent will be available for any clothing changes.