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Lakeville Area Arts Center 20965 Holyoke Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-4640 Email Arts Center


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  • Images: 4 + a booth shot is required
  • Jury Fee: $30.00
  • January 1, 2024: Application Opens
  • May 3, 2024: Application Deadline
  • May 4-10, 2024: Jury process
  • May 15, 2024: Application Notifications
  • July 5, 2024: Purchase Deadline
  • September 21, 2024: Festival 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    • Artist Banquet: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
  • September 22, 2024: Festival 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sarah Stowell, Festival Director
20965 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
Welcome to a celebration of art!

To a place where artists are treated like royalty, and proceeds from the festival go directly to our community art center.  On the third weekend of September each year, the park-like grounds of the Lakeville Area Arts Center in historic downtown Lakeville (population 70,000) are filled with over 100 premium artists selling their exceptional work including paintings, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, mixed media, fiber, photography and more. This two day event also promotes a love of art through hands-on art projects for all ages, numerous art demonstrations, talented musicians both on our outdoor stage, and strolling the grounds, tasty food and beverages, and wonderful community camaraderie. Artists are treated to multiple delicious full meals, easy parking, set-up and take-down, booth sitting, 24 hour security, and $2,800 given out in awards. 

Come Join us!

Artist Feedback
  • “This is one of the BEST run shows I have the pleasure of doing!”
  • “I wasn’t sure what to expect coming to this event for the first time, but I was met with a wonderful community of volunteers and art lovers. The Lakeville Center for the Arts is certainly a gem for this community and I’ll be excited to return next year.”
  • “I had a blast at the festival and sold so much of my art! You guys were rockstars and I’m bragging about how well you treated us artists, it really made the experience great!”
Artist Benefits & Awards
  • Expected attendance: 10,000+
  • $2,800 in cash awards.
  • Great event organization, and communication with artists.
  • Artist award banquet-ceremony Saturday night.
  • Delicious breakfast both Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • Food Coupon for use in the food court area.
  • Emerging artist program for artists who have not previously shown in an outdoor event.
  • Artist hospitality center including indoor restrooms, drinking fountain, snacks, coffee.
  • Free parking and unloading within close proximity for increased ease of set up/take down.
  • Ample 10 x 10 booth with at least one foot between booths and 2-3 feet of storage behind.
  • Circular configuration of booths on each side of historic building means no “bad” spaces.
  • Helpful Artist Ambassadors for booth sitting, and assistance with set up/take down if needed.
  • 24-hour security
  • Advertising to include online website, social media, local and Twin Cities print, digital and TV platforms, postcards, and signage.
  • If you are an emerging artist, please contact the festival director for further information on the emerging artist program.
Booth Information
  • Artists booth spaces are ample with at least one foot between booths and 2-3 feet behind booth for storage.
  • A large percentage of booth spaces are within steps of parking spaces for easy set up / take down.
  • The booth fee for a single booth (10’x10′) is $250, a double booth (10’x20′) is $500. A corner booth is an additional $25. Electrical $25.  All booth fees are payable upon acceptance into the festival.
  • Booth assignments: Individual booth assignments are at the sole discretion of the Lakeville Art Festival. If you have a special request, please email the festival director and indicate it in the space provided when you purchase your space. We strive to accommodate special requests as much as possible.