This weekend as June emerges there is many opportunities to experience local art in various forms. On Friday, June 1st through Sunday, June 3rd there is an art fair that includes work from more than 300 different artists. Admission is free, and the event includes two food courts and acoustic performances. There is also a Kid’s Art Zone, which includes puppet shows, paint facing, and many more fun activities for children. In 2009 the Edina Art Fair added “Green Artists” which consists of art made from recycled and reused items.
Artist directory [PDF]
Another Art Fair, located in Downtown Northfield, will take place every Saturday from Saturday, June 2nd through October 27th. This Saturday will feature Kathleen Johnson, a world-class hammered dulcimer player.
“The mission of Riverwalk Market Fair is to provide Northfield-area farmers and artists with a place to show and sell their products. In the first two years of operation, Riverwalk Market Fair generated $ 240,000 in vendor sales. In 2011 we counted over 20,000 visitors. Our all-volunteer team of artists and farmers who operate the Fair are dedicated to making the vendor experience the best it can be. In addition to the fees the Fair receive from vendors, the organization receives funding from a growing list of community partners. The combined efforts of our dedicated volunteers and support from our local community are what makes Riverwalk Market Fair possible.”
“A Murder in Silk”
In Duluth at The Play Ground a performance called “A Murder in Silk” will take place on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd. The performance will consist of a live silk painting and music by the guitarist Alan Sparhawk from the band Low and violinist Gaelynn Lea. It is a unique opportunity to attend this event, and the collaboration of music and art creates an enchanting way to spend the evening.
— Elisabeth Pedersen, contributor, Minnesota Today