June 24 & 25
Park Point Recreation Area
Deadline: March 1
Application Fee: $25 Booth Fee: $200
Park Point Recreation Area is a premiere and unique setting. The Art Fair includes 120 artists from across the region and nation who exhibit their award-winning work in a festive setting. The art fair is located in undeniably the most beautiful and unique part of the city, the largest freshwater baymouth bar in the world. It is well established, well-attended and highly respected.
Marketing: Being the best really depends on continuing to increase sales for our artists. One strategy we have is to attract local art collectors, tourists and repeat visitors with disposable incomes.
We reach this audience through our community and word of mouth, participating in local charities and partnering with local well respected organizations in the community as well as through paid and free advertising. We count in part on the reputation of our local repeat fine artists and the reputation of the event. The PPAF is well supported and people attend year after year. Attendance is 10,000 annually.
Amenities: The community hosts a free appreciation dinner for the artists and volunteers. Volunteers greet attendees and provide booth sitting services and set-up assistance to artists. Artists are awarded for excellence based on a review on site by art professionals. The Club awards a total of $1,300 to artists in seven categories as well as a Best of Show.
Duluth is a place like no other. An endless horizon on the largest freshwater lake in the world. Rocky cliffs, pristine forests and miles of trails paired with fine dining, great shopping, an impressive local art scene and quaint charm draw hundreds of thousands of visitors each summer to explore this thriving community with something for everyone.
Achievements: The Park Point Art Fair is a 2014 and 2015 recipient of The Minnesota State Arts Board's Festival Support Grant.