Park Point Art Fair runs this weekendThe 43rd annual Park Point Art Fair , which got its start as a neighborhood gathering, returns Saturday and Sunday at the Park Point Recreation Area in Duluth.
The 43rd annual Park Point Art Fair , which got its start as a neighborhood gathering, returns Saturday and Sunday at the Park Point Recreation Area in Duluth. Admission and parking is free at the nonprofit-coordinated event, which supports local ecological and civic initiatives.
Featuring the juried fine art and craft of 115 premiere artists from the area, upper Midwest and beyond, the Park Point Art Fair offers live music performances, food, family art making activities and more — all in a stunning natural setting. About 10,000 visitors attend the festival annually .
Artists display and sell work in media such as clay, fiber, glass, painting, photography, jewelry, woodwork and sculpture. And while visual art is the showcase, there’s more to experience during the fair, where you can stroll a pine-lined path tucked between Lake Superior and the Superior Bay:
• Live performance area, featuring music by award-winning performer Michael Monroe 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; and Americana guitarist and singer Lee “Colorblind” Johnson 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday
• Food vendors selling everything from BBQ and gyros to kettle corn, pizza and ice cream;
• A free family make-and-take art area where visitors can delve into the fun;
• Artist demonstrations that offer a closer look at forming hot glass and other processes.
he art fair is presented by the Park Point Community Club, a 501c4 volunteer organization that uses event proceeds to support a summer youth program, environmental initiatives and other community-rooted efforts.
“Each year, the art fair brings people together—as visitors, artists and volunteers — in a unique setting on the shores of Lake Superior,” said Carla Tamburro, Park Point Art Fair coordinator. “Artists and patrons of the arts praise the consistently high quality of this show, and appreciate that it’s a grass-roots effort for a good cause. Park Point is an inspiring setting. And as a community of volunteers giving back to sustain this environment, we welcome everyone to join us in celebrating this Duluth gem.”
For information, go to parkpointartfair.