September 21 & 22, 2019 | 10:00am – 5:00pm Both Days

Festival highlights

The mission of the Lakeville Art Festival is to produce a premium art fair in historic downtown Lakeville, provide exposure for artists’ work and offer opportunity to bring people and the arts together.

The festival is held the third weekend of September in historic downtown Lakeville on the grounds of the Lakeville Area Arts Center. Our event features over 90 juried artists, artist demonstrations, literary art, community art projects and a food and entertainment court. The festival draws over 9,000 guests to the downtown area in addition to providing community exposure through regional media coverage. Lakeville Art Festival is fully paid for by generous contributions by our sponsors and 100% of your support goes toward supporting the festival.


Why sponsor?

Sponsorship at events is a great way to achieve marketing goals!

According to the worldwide authority on the sponsorship industry, the International Events Group, Inc. (IEG), festivals have a higher audience loyalty than NASCAR or cause marketing. A recent IEG survey shows that 78% of companies agree that participating in festivals has a measurable impact on consumer sales of their product and they provide the most conducive environment for experimental sampling. With an extensive marketing program, the Lakeville Art Festival offers a range of sponsorship opportunities to meet any company’s marketing goals.

Demonstrate your commitment to the arts and the community

The Lakeville Art Festival has earned a reputation as being one the finest art festivals south of the river, attracting attendees from all over the metro area. Your business will become reputable as a supporter of the community.


This festival continues to grow in attendance and recognition, currently attracting crowds of over 9,000 people. Prior to and during the event, our sponsors are highly visible. Based on your level of support we have a variety of advertising media that gets your business recognized such as:

  • Festival sponsor poster posted throughout the grounds
  • Distribution of over 3,000 festival brochures and event posters
  • Listing on our website www.LakevilleArtFestival.org
  • Paid advertisements in local newspapers, magazines, and Lakeville Area Arts Center promo materials with exposure of 20,000
  • Media press releases distributed to over 20 local media contacts
  • Event posters placed throughout local communities
  • Radio or television publicity
  • Extensive social media marketing
  • Calendar event listings






Benefits include:

  • Recognition in marketing materials




Benefits include:

  • Recognition in marketing materials
  • Invite to sponsor/artist banquet




Benefits include:

  • Recognition in marketing materials
  • Invite to sponsor/artist banquet




Benefits include:

  • Recognition in marketing materials
  • Invite to sponsor/artist banquet
  • Art Festival t-shirt
  • Framed sponsorship poster
  • Opportunity to have a 10×10′ space at the event



For more information on sponsorship opportunities of the Lakeville Art Festival, please contact Director Sarah Stowell at lakevilleartfestival@gmail.com or call the Lakeville Area Arts Center at 952-985-4640.