There is a reason we put up with the subzero temperatures and blizzards in Minnesota: our summers are amazing. When I am clearing the snow off my car and I can’t feel my toes, I visualize of all of the fantastic things I’m going to do after the thaw. I always look forward to the Uptown Art Fair. I bring my family to check out the festivities. My wife and I love perusing all of the art (photography, ceramics and jewelry are favorites) while my son loves the art projects for kids and live bands. We all can’t get enough of the food.
This year Andrew Zimmern’s Canteen will be serving up grub at the end of The Mall in Uptown. Come down and grab a cabrito burger, get a new painting to hang above your couch and bask in the glory that is a Minnesota summer.
Friday, August 1, 12-8 p.m.
Saturday, August 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, August 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue South, and The Mall in Uptown Minneapolis.
What to Check Out:
Subaru’s Art in Motion Challenge
Each day at the art fair, a brand new Subaru will get a makeover by a Minneapolis artist and students from Intermedia Arts. Watch the artists paint the cars into art on wheels. On Sunday, judges will vote for the winning car.
Irving Avenue on The Mall.
Art Wear by Shameless Inc.
Screen print your own custom Art Wear T-Shirts. Choose from images and colors and see your new tee created in just a few minutes.
Two locations: Lake Street & Hennepin Avenue S., and top of The Mall by the Uptown Information Booth.
Kitchen Window Culinary Arts Competition
Some of the Twin Cities hottest chefs and artists team up to compete in a competition of culinary art. With three ingredients, one mystery ingredient and 30-minutes teams create a dish and piece of visual art. Judges select the winners on Sunday afternoon.