You are here
Home > Arts > NEWS: Loring Park Art Festival to Return July 28-29

NEWS: Loring Park Art Festival to Return July 28-29

Flowers blooming during a past Loring Park Art Festival. Photo by Sher Stoneman.

The Loring Park Art Festival returns to downtown Minneapolis on July 28 and 29, 2018. This year will mark the 19th installment of the annual festival and showcase of art.

This year’s festival will showcase work by 140 artists across a range of media: oil paintings, watercolors, handmade paper, sculpture, textiles, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed-media, prints, and more. An estimated 25,000 people are expected to gather on the shores of Loring Pond to browse the outdoor exhibitions, tented galleries, and art for sale.

Further details can be found at:

Dragonfly sculptures at a past offering of the Loring Park Art Festival. Photo by Sher Stoneman.


Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 10 am – 5pm


Loring Park at Oak Grove and Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis


Art by 140 artists

Food and drinks

Live music, dance, and theatre


The Loring Park Art Festival was founded in 1999 by Pat Parnow, Mary Ann Wunderlin, and Carol Haubner. It is currently produced by Artists for Artists LLP and managed by artist partners Pat Parnow and Cindy Jacobson.

With beautiful ponds and formal gardens, Loring Park provides an idyllic destination to enjoy art, music, food, and play.

Twin Cities Arts Reader

The Twin Cities Arts Reader is an arts and lifestyles magazine whose coverage examines arts and selected activities in the state of Minnesota and across the country. It provides Minnesota's largest source of in-depth, critical theatre coverage, and reaches more than 600,000 readers per year.