Art Fair Fun!

Image from uptownartfair.com

If you have been on the hunt to find the perfect piece of art to put in your home, this is the weekend for you!  It’s time for the annual Art Fair weekend featuring the Uptown, Loring Park and Powderhorn Park art fairs!  Instead of looking for generic artwork that you find everywhere else, this is the time to support independent artists.  You can talk with the artist and learn about the process and story behind the pieces.

In addition to the art, this is also a great time to take the Nice Ride bikes for a spin.  With the Loring Park and Uptown art fair so close together, the Nice Ride bikes are the perfect way to get around and see the city.  You can also easily travel between the three art fairs at no charge using the Metro Transit Art Hop bus line.

Hours:

Uptown Art Fair

Friday – noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Powderhorn Art Fair

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Loring Park Art Festival

Saturday – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take a peek at the pictures below to see a small sampling of the artists.  I hope to see you there!

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The Soap Factory’s Common Room

Image from The Soap Factory

Starting Friday August 5th, The Soap Factory is putting on Common Room-a public gathering space exploring live events, community and public interaction.  Set in a small living room-like space, Common Room blurs the lines between the curator, performer and audience member.  Set in the former administrative offices of the National Purity Soap Company, Common Room hosts a range of artistic events twice a week for the month of August including a gift swap, a surplus space bike tour and a DJ duel.  In addition to seeing great events, I am excited to head out just to see the 1940’s style furniture in the room!  Check out the pictures below to see the fantastic space!  Click here to see the full calender of events.  All events run from 7-10pm.

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