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NEWS: Free Loring Park Art Festival Returns July 29-30

The 2021 Loring Park Art Festival. Photo by Jeff Sorenson.

The Loring Park Art Festival, a 2-decade family tradition in Minneapolis, returns this summer. This year, line-up includes 140 juried artists, many returning and many new. The 2-day event runs Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, in Loring Park.

“Art-lovers of all ages will be delighted with this year’s heightened focus on the juxtaposition of great art with engaging family fun, all surrounded by the beauty of Loring Park,” said festival founder Pat Parnow. “Families raved about last year’s festival, citing the quality of the art, friendliness of the artists, and the relaxed atmosphere of the park. We’re excited to celebrate summer, beautiful artwork, music and great food with the Twin Cities.”

Visitors will see varied exhibits across multiple mediums, including: jewelry, printmaking, glass, textiles, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, wood working, ceramics, mixed media, and more – most available for purchase.



  • Saturday, July 29, 10 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday, June 30, 10 am to 5 pm


  • Loring Park, 1382 Willow St., Minneapolis, 55403, at Oak Grove and Hennepin.

Parking and Directions

Fee: Festival is free of charge to all.

Food and Beverage: A variety of about 20 vendors with delicious offerings, including ethnic foods.


About the Loring Park Art Festival

The Loring Park Art Festival was founded in 1999 by Pat Parnow, Mary Ann Wunderlin and Carol Haubner. Cindy Jacobson joined Pat as artist partners in 2014 when Mary Ann and Carol retired. Since 2000, the festival has combined creative expression and community connectedness to surprise and delight all who attend. With beautiful ponds and formal gardens, Loring Park makes an idyllic spot to celebrate art, music, food and entertainment for two days each summer in downtown Minneapolis. This is the festival’s 23rd year.

Twin Cities Arts Reader