Sponsorship Opportunities

A beautiful location next to the 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.

Festival Highlights

  • Something for everyone: Artwork includes a variety of media (including painting, photography, printmaking, handmade paper, wood, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, mixed media and glass), a variety of styles from traditional to abstract, and a variety of price ranges.
  • Fantastic entertainment including strolling musicians, scheduled stage performances, children's activities and food booths.
  • Over 350 artists apply and an esteemed jury selects the best 140 local and national artists.
  • A beautiful urban park setting in downtown Minneapolis, near the Walker Art Center!

By the Numbers

  • 140 visual artists displaying their original work in 10x10 booths.
  • Over $50,000.00 worth of art is sold during the festival.
  • In just 2 days over 25,000 hip urban, and savvy suburban people attend this annual event creating a wonderfully successful weekend event for everyone!
  • Exhibiting artists consistently rate the festival in their top 3 for sales.
  • The International Events Group, Inc. conducted a survey on the relevance of consumer sales of products through exposure at festivals and concluded that 78% of festival sponsors see a measurable impact on their sales!

A Nationally Recognized Festival

In 18 years the Loring Park Art Festival has developed into one of the finest festivals in Minnesota with national recognition. Your presence at the Loring Park Art Festival will connect you to a broad and loyal audience base.

Loring Park Art Festival is within the 100 best fine art festivals in the nation (2004 - 2016).
— Sunshine Artist Magazine

Exposure, Branding and Coverage

Sponsorship at the Loring Park Art Festival allows you face-to-face exposure to a targeted market, product branding, and extensive promotional opportunity. With a commitment to offering exclusive sponsorship categories, we guarantee that your product or service will stand out in the crowds.

As part of your sponsorship (at the exclusive sponsor level) you will have a 10x10 space within the event where you can distribute products or literature, collect database information, sample your product, and conduct one-to-one marketing. View Map of the Festival grounds.

Your company name and logo will be included in all Loring Park Art Festival marketing materials including:

  • Festival Postcards – 15,000 printed and distributed to artist mailing lists, and festivals throughout the state, and at area businesses,
  • Festival Programs – 10,000 printed and distributed to area businesses and throughout the event,
  • Logo exposure on paid advertisements,
  • Logo exposure and link to your website on the Loring Park Art Festival web site.

Media Coverage

The media coverage of the Loring Park Art Festival is extensive. In 2016 we received television coverage, editorial coverage and calendar listings in newspapers, radio interviews, and on-line exposure through website coverage - all this adds up to priceless exposure for the festival and our sponsors.

The visibility for the Loring Park Art Festival is strengthened by the proximity to the Walker Art Center and vibrant downtown Minneapolis.  

This is an up-and-coming show in the Twin Cities...many patrons who attend prefer it...because it’s an easier show to see, more compact, and its quality is more consistent.
— ArtFair SourceBook

Sponsorship Opportunities

For information on Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities of the Loring Park Art Festival, please contact Shelley Fischer here 
We look forward to partnering with you for the Loring Park Art Festival!