Call For Art: NIBIKAANG 

Bemidji, MN

July 8-Sept. 22, 2019

Watermark Art Center is currently accepting submissions in all media for the upcoming exhibit, Nibikaang – From the Water. This exhibit will be on display at Watermark from July 8 – September 22. There is no submission fee to enter.

Water is important to all of us and we are proud that both Native and non-Native organizations of this region have taken a lead in matters concerning our waters. The premise of this exhibit is to have artists living within the Mississippi Watershed, Great Lakes or Red River of the North submit work about their relationship to water: interactions, observations, history, concerns, etc.

Rivers and watersheds are a metaphor as to how we are all connected. We are excited to see both the diverse perspectives and shared experiences that have been formed in this region, where water is so fundamental to our way of life. For more information, click here. 

Call For Artists: 2019 Downtown Art Fair 

Grand Rapids, MN
Entry by 4/30/19

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its 2019 summer art fair — a community celebration of art and creativity! The Downtown Art Fair will take place on Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Historic Central School grounds in downtown Grand Rapids. Admission to the event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. 

In addition to artist vendors, live music, and food, the event includes hands-on opportunities for art fair patrons to celebrate their own creativity. MacRostie Art Center instructors will lead free art activities for kids and families throughout the day — no art experience or pre-registration is necessary.  The event will also feature artist-designed lawn games and artist demos.

The event features between 25-30 regional artist vendors displaying and selling artwork including painting, glass, woodworking, pottery, jewelry, weaving, and more. All items must be handmade. The entry fee is $80 for a 10’ x 10’ booth space.

Priority deadline for submission is April 30, 2019.
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Call for Artists: Grand Rapids 2019 Little Big Show

Grand Rapids, MN

May 3-31, 2019

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its 2019 Little Big Show — a small-but-mighty exhibi-tion of local works 12" x 12" x 12" or smaller. This exhibit will showcase over 50 unique pieces of vari-ous artistic mediums. All local creatives are invited to participate in this open exhibition.

As stated, submitted works MUST be one square foot in size or less. Any item over this limit will not be accepted into the show. Artists are invited to fill out and submit their applications at the same time as their work. Applications are available now at MacRostie Art Center and online here:

Call for Artists: ‘Under Pressure’ printmaking group exhibition

Lanesboro, MN

June 22-Aug. 11, 2019

Lanesboro, Minn. – Calling all visual artists working creatively in printmaking! Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming ‘Under Pressure’ exhibition, a juried group show which will run June 22 – August 11, 2019. Artists working in a variety of printmaking techniques are welcome to apply. 

To be considered, artists may e-mail photos of 1-5 entries that are primarily composed of printmaking mediums (but not limited to) of woodcut, linocut, collagraph, silkscreen, engraving, monotype, and lithography are encouraged to apply.

Images e-mailed to with ‘Under Pressure’ in the subject line should include the following information for each entry: title, medium, size, dimensions, and retail price. Artists should also submit their mailing address, phone number, website and artist statement. Entries are also accepted via the postal service. Mail a CD or flash drive with high resolution digital images and a hard copy list of the information for each item to Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, MN  55949.

Call for Artists: Art on the Edge 15th Annual Juried Exhibit

Big Fork, MN

July 5-27, 2019

The Edge Gallery is currently accepting submissions in all visual media for its upcoming Art on the Edge 15th Annual Juried Exhibit. This exhibit will be on display at the Edge Gallery from July 5 – July 27. Deadline to submit work is May 6.

Guidelines: Up to three entries per artist. Artist statement of approximately 50 words for exhibit catalog. $20 entry fee per artist. Must be original artwork (no prints or copies) completed in 2017, 2018, or 2019 and not previously shown in the Edge Gallery

34th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

Brainerd, MN

May 11, 2019

Brainerd Senior High, 702 S. 5th St., Brainerd, MN

Hours: 9:30 am - 4 pm

100+ artists and crafters with quality handmade items. Free admission. Concessions available.

Covered Bridge Festival

​Zumbrota, MN

June 15-16, 2019

Covered Bridge Park, Zumbrota, MN

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm

Conditions for Exhibitors: Open (no judging or pre-selection)

An eclectic mix of arts, crafts, music, sporting events and other fine things.

Land of the Loon Ethnic Art & Craft Festival

Virginia, MN

June 15-16, 2019

Olcott Park, Virginia, MN

Hours: Sat. 9 am parade, 10 am - 6 pm, Sun. 10 am - 5 pm, ecumenical service at 11 am

Conditions for Exhibitors: Juried (exhibitors or artwork screened by panel)

Ethnic art and craft festival with handmade and homemade items. Art and unique items for sale.

Lemonade Concert and Art Fair

St. Cloud, MN

June 27, 2019

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Hours: 11 am - 8:30 pm

Conditions for Exhibitors: Juried (exhibitors or artwork screened by panel)

Outdoor rain or shine beautiful campus and community event. Throughout the day music groups, roving performers, food vendors, children's area and evening symphony orchestra concert. Other information: Find us and apply online at

Park Point Art Fair

Duluth, MN

June 29-30, 2019

Park Point Recreation Area, Duluth, MN

Hours: 10 am - 5 pm

Conditions for Exhibitors: Juried (exhibitors or artwork screened by panel)

Quality art, live music and hands-on art making in a beautiful natural setting on Lake Superior.

Arts in the Park

Brainerd, MN

June 30, 2019

Gregory Park, 424 N 5th Street, Brainerd, MN

Hours: 10 am - 4 pm

Conditions for Exhibitors: Juried (exhibitors or artwork screened by panel)

Arts in the Park is a well known arts and crafts event that displays handmade wares that can be purchased by folks visiting our area and locals alike. Artists are individually juried into AIP to ensure the highest possible quality of wares. Guests and artists will find some new art elements, as well as some old favorites. Whether it's a cherished artist, admired entertainer or even your favorite snack offered by our food vendors, AIP has something for everyone.

Sidewalk Days Festival

Duluth, MN

July 10-12, 2019

Superior Street, between Lake Avenue & 5th Avenue West, Duluth, MN

Hours: 9 am - 5 pm

Conditions for Exhibitors: Open - non-juried

Downtown Duluth’s biggest summer shopping festival will fill Superior Street for three days with great shopping, abundant food, and lots of activities and fun for everyone. Grab your friends, family and colleagues and make a date with the sunshine.

Downtown Art Fair

Grand Rapids, MN

July 13, 2019

Old Central School grounds, 10 NW 5th Street, Grand Rapids, MN

Hours: 9 am - 4 pm

Conditions for Exhibitors: Juried

A celebration of creativity and the arts in northern Minnesota, the Downtown Art Fair includes artist vendors, live music, food, free family-friendly art activities, and lawn games. Located at the intersection of Hwy 2 and Hwy 169 in downtown Grand Rapids, this annual event attracts local residents and tourists alike.

Pequot Lakes/Breezy Point Bean Hole Days

Pequot Lakes, MN

July 16-17, 2019

Trailside Park, 31095 Government Drive, Pequot Lakes, MN

Hours: 9 am - 4 pm

Conditions for Exhibitors: Juried (exhibitors or artwork screened by panel)

Five large cast iron kettles of beans. Free bowl of beans, buns, and beverage to attendees.