2017 Stone Arch Bridge Festival
Show Dates: Saturday, June 17 – Sunday, June 18
Application Deadline: April 12
Jury Date: April 15
Stone Arch Bridge Festival is located along the stunning Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Father’s Day weekend. 250 artists will fill Main Street and Father Hennepin Park to sell original artwor. 2016 will mark the 22nd year of this free festival. Last summer more than 100,000 people attended.
IMPORTANT ARTIST INFORMATION
- Located along the Mississippi River within walking distance of the heart of Downtown Minneapolis
- This festival has been a Father’s Day Weekend tradition in the Twin Cities for 21 years
- 250+ Artist booths – 12 Categories
- More than $150,000 in media in Twin Cities area – print, tv and radio
- Convenient parking for artists
- Drive-up/day before show set-up
- Overnight security
Images: 5 (a booth shot is not required but highly recommended)
Dates: June 17-18, 2017
Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Location: Minneapolis Riverfront District is an ideal setting for this legacy festival of the arts! The festival stretches along the Mississippi River anchored by the historic Stone Arch Bridge and iconic Hennepin Avenue Bridge.
Features: The Stone Arch Bridge Festival is a platform for artists to sell, share inspiration and receive recognition for their fine arts and crafts. Additionally, the event offers a platform for local musicians to showcase, a fun family activities area, and the Pop Art Father’s Day Car Show.
Festival Business Office
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
900 Wayzata Blvd
Wayzata, MN 55391
General Festival Management:
Application Fee: $25
Jury Fee: $25 per media
All spaces will be 10 ft. deep x 12 ft. wide. If you want a double booth, purchase two spaces. If you want a corner booth, email your request to Heather. If we can accommodate your request there will be an additional $100 fee.
|Main Street (Main St. from Hennepin Ave. – 3rd Ave.)||$475|
|Mill & Main Street (Main St. from 3rd Ave. – 5th Ave.)||$400|
|Fr. Hennepin Park (In Fr. Hennepin Park)||$350|
|Corner Spaces (when available)||Add $100|
Returned checks and credit cards for insufficient funds will be charged a $40 fee, after which only money orders or cashier checks will be accepted.
2017 STONE ARCH BRIDGE FESTIVAL IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS
||Application deadline at midnight (CST)|
||Jury results e-mailed – First Round Invites, Wait List Notice|
||First round acceptance due. Booths must be purchased within 7 days of acceptance to guarantee a spot. Second round invitations will be extended 7 days after first round.|
||Second round invitations sent|
||Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund. After May 1, there are no refunds.|
|May 15||Space/booth numbers assigned (NOTE: date subject to change)|
|June 16||8 am – 5 pm – event set up
5 pm – 10 pm – kick off concerts on Water Tower Park
|June 17||11 am – 7 pm – festival hours|
|June 18||11 am – 5 pm – festival hours
5 pm – 8 pm – event teardown & loadout
- Completed application for each media entered
- Four images of artist’s work and one booth image per media (a total of 5 images). A booth shot is highly recommended but if you don’t have one available, use a 5th photo of your work.
- $25 NON-REFUNDABLE jury fee per media
We strive to include quality and unique work in the 12 categories. Our goal is to include artwork that is accessible to a diverse buying audience and available in a variety of price points. No sell-through items. The artist attending the festival must handcraft all work. Prints of photography, drawings, painting and printmaking may be sold if original work is also present. Henna and caricature artists need to apply to management for invitation status.
1. MIXED AND DIGITAL MEDIA
Any work that uses more than one medium. This also includes digitally altering photographs as a part of the creative process. Photographers are required to disclose their creative process and printing process.
Clay and porcelain work. No machine made or mass produced work is permitted.
Works created using chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayons, etc. or from fluid media of inks and washes applied by pen or brush.
4. FINE CRAFTS
Work from fibers including wood, leather, paper, basketry, embroidery, weaving, tapestry, hand-made soap/botanicals and papermaking.
Works that have been crafted via glass blowing, molding, or casting, as well as works that have been kiln-formed. No form of mass production is permitted.
6. JEWELRY (metal/stone – not beadwork)
No commercial casts, molds, mass production, or production studio work allowed.
Jewelry or sculpture, including lamp work.
Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Photographic prints made from artist’s original negative that have been processed by the artist or under his/her direct supervision. Photographers are required to disclose their creative process and printing process.
Printed works for which the artist hand-manipulated the plates, stones, or screens. Prints must be signed and numbered as a limited edition.
Three-dimensional original work created in any metal.
12. CULINARY ARTS
Pre-packaged handcrafted culinary products.
Festival Favorite Awards
One awarded in each medium. Prize package includes:
- $100 check
- Acceptance into the 2018 Stone Arch Bridge Festival
- Jury fee waived for the 2018 art fair
- Booth fee waived for the 2018 art fair (in the same area – or available for upgrade for additional fee)
- Festival Favorite ribbon
- Marketing and publicity during and after the event
Approximately 250 artists will exhibit in the 2017 show. The 2016 award winners in each media are invited first, with the remaining slots filled through a competitive jury process based on the jury score within each category. Two rounds of invitations are typical.
Each artist is required to submit a total of five (5) images (four images of work and one booth image) along with a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE jury fee per media. If a photo of your booth is not available, submit an additional photo of your work. All work to be exhibited must be represented in the images. Each of the four images should feature individual pieces that accurately represent the body of work to be exhibited; work shown in the images must be representative of current work.
Artists may apply ONCE per media. Collaborating artists (defined as “Artist Partner” on ZAPP™) may apply to participate at the event, but only joint work may be shown and sold and both artists must be present for the duration of the event. Both names must appear on all application materials and both artists must contribute to the creation of the art pieces.
Individual booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Stone Arch Bridge Festival and are not interchangeable or transferable. If you have a special request please email the festival and indicate it in the space provided when you purchase your space. We strive to accommodate special request.