An urban oasis of art and culture.

Since 2000, Loring Park Art Festival has combined creative expression and community connectedness to surprise and delight all who attend. With beautiful ponds and formal gardens, Loring Park makes an idyllic spot to celebrate art, music, food and entertainment for two days each summer in downtown Minneapolis.  

The event features 140 visual artists selling original work, with something for everyone. Visitors will encounter strolling musicians, scheduled stage performances, engaging children's activities and adventurous culinary options

This year, the Loring Park Art Festival will feature the Lakes & Legends Beer Garden. The Loring Park based brewery, Lakes & Legends Brewing, will serve craft beer, local craft soda and Kombucha on site throughout the festival’s duration. The beer garden will offer seating as well as a variety of lawn games and even a Pop UP Classical MPR presenting the Twin Cities Beer Choir.

Kate Hujda on MPR's Art Hounds tells you why she came to the 2018 Loring Park Art Festival.  

Food

Loring Park Art Festival curates a fine mix of summer standards and cuisine-bending delights for snacks or meals!  See our list of 2018 food vendors. 

Volunteers

Help make the festival a success, and sign up to volunteer!

Meet artists, staff and guests as you join the team that makes it all happen behind-the-scenes.

Sponsors

A beautiful location near Walker Art Center, talented artists and a sophisticated, urban audience makes the Loring Park Art Festival an ideal opportunity for you to reach a broad and loyal audience. Learn about sponsorship opportunities.