Originating in 1964 as a means of fostering support for the neighborhood’s artistic enclave, the Uptown Art Fair now draws an attendance surpassed only by the Minnesota State Fair. But ven with a crowd expected to exceed 35,000, the prevailing vibe remains art-based, showcasing over 320 artists working in 12 different mediums, including paint, glasswork, sculpture, jewelry, and multimedia compositions. Patrons can anticipate a wealth of discoveries, including new contributions from Chuck U, the fair’s 2019 featured artist. The prolific illustrator is known for his distinct label designs for Indeed Brewing, and his work will also be seen on cans of the brewer’s specially crafted Art Fair, a variation on its Hibiscus Shenanigans. Further refreshments can be found among the 25 food and beverage vendors, plus there’ll be the imaginative cuisine served up by the Culinary Arts Competition and the caffeinated concoctions unveiled by baristas at the first ever Latte Art Throwdown. Another new feature sure to attract attention is a designated marketplace where visitors can support the local purveyors of artisanal goods.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION 56th Annual Uptown Art Fair!
Featuring 350 fine artists, a brand new marketplace, food trucks, beer gardens, a latte art throwdown, a culinary arts competition, interactive art activities and a youth art fair.