Arbor Lakes Art Fair 2019

Presented By The Maple Grove Arts Center

Hosted by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes


Maple Grove Arts Center's annual art fair is again hosted by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in the beautifully laid out outdoor shopping mall in Maple Grove. The area is safe and secure for both artists and guests with good parking and easy access from I-94.

We will be featuring beautiful photography, ceramics, jewelry, original artwork and many other fine arts and high level crafts. There will be entertainment and food available and a free kids arts event area.

The Maple Grove Arts Center (MGAC) is pleased to announce the Arbor Lakes Art Fair is now open for applications.  It will be located at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove.

July 13, 2019: 10 am - 6 pm

July 14, 2019: 11 am - 4 pm

Looking to Volunteer at the Fair?  We Need You! Please click here for more details and sign up!

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Arbor Lakes Art Fair Schedule

Saturday, July 13, 2019

6:30 am – 9:30 am      Set up (no set up prior to 6:30 am)

9:30 am – 10:00 am     Hospitality (location TBD)

10:00 am – 6:00 pm     Arbor Lakes Art Fair

6:00 pm                  Shut down/remove valuables for the night

Sunday, July 14, 2019

8:30 am – 10:30 am     Set up (no set up prior to 8:30 am)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm     Arbor Lakes Art Fair

(All booths must be off the street by 7:00 pm)

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Art Activities

Saturday and Sunday there will be a FREE art activity for all ages. Come create a one of a kind collage with colorful paper and foam. Cut, glue, and create!

Details are pending at present.

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Eligibility and Jury Process

The Jury process is open to all fine artists, 18 and older who produce original, visual works of art. A panel of professional jurors from the (The Maple Grove Arts Center www.maplegroveartscenter.org) will judge your submitted examples based on creativity, design quality, technical artistic skill and presentation.

Artwork must be in one of 14 categories (see Application form) and must have been completed within the last three years. Each artist who wishes to display and sell artwork must be individually juried and pay the jury and exhibition fee. Artwork examples must represent what is actually sold. Non-juried work will be removed.

Submit via email three (3) jpegs examples of your work and one (1) of your booth design. Email photos of your work: mgacartfair@maplegroveartscenter.org. For each file, write a description of all artwork shown and its selling price. Painting submissions must list mediums used for each piece. Jewelry submissions must list pieces are handmade purchased items are not accepted. Hand-made fine art or fine craft items are preferred for this fine art fair. The Maple Grove Arts Center and panel of judges reserve the right to accept or reject any application.

The deadline for signed applications, photos and online payments is May 1, 2019.

Maple Grove Arts Center reserves the right to limit the categories of artwork to ensure a balanced and varied event.

Notifications to artists will be on or before May 21, 2019 via email.   If not accepted your booth fee, not jury fee, will be returned to the original funding source.

Cancellation (by vendor) terms:  Jury fee ($25) is non-refundable under any circumstances
Booths are refunded as follows:
Up to 2/28/19 - 50% ($92.50) - 'Early Bird' pricing
From 3/1/19 - 5/1/19 - 25% ($50)
5/2/18 - event weekend - there are no refunds

Application Process

Please complete the online application below and make an online payment via our secure credit payment software. Send 3 images of work and 1 booth set up to: mgacartfair@maplegroveartscenter.org
Also send your completed ST-19 to mgacartfair@maplegroveartscenter.org

Arbor Lakes Art Fair Information

  • Outdoors display spaces are 10’x10’. Artists are required to furnish a white (or light color) fire-retardant tent with canopy, sides and pole weights (the venue is on paved streets). We recommend cement blocks, or other heavy weights on each leg of the tent. Remove dangerous items such as compressed air, hydrogen tanks etc. during the overnight shut down. The tent and all artwork should be exhibited within the display area. Please review ART FAIR Information details. Tents must butt up to each other – no spaces between tents. This is so an emergency vehicle can pass by the tents.
  • The ART FAIR will take place regardless of the weather, unless extraordinary conditions prevail as determined by the Maple Grove Police, EOC and the Maple Grove Art Fair Committee. All artists should provide 2 telephone numbers and must report to the arts center for information about weather or status of the art fair setup.
  • Artists or Artist’s representative must remain in their exhibit area during all open hours, both days of the ART FAIR. When available, ART FAIR volunteers may be used for short periods. No smoking or alcohol allowed in the booths.
  • Artists will retain all proceeds for the sale of their art and are responsible for collecting and reporting appropriate taxes. Artist’s valid Minnesota State Tax ID number must be included on application and displayed clearly at their tent.
  • The exhibit fee is $200.00 for a 10’x10’ space. This fee is returned if not selected by the panel of jurors. Jury fee of $25 is not refundable. Between now and February 28, 2019, entrants will receive an “Early Bird” discount allowing them to apply with $185 booth fee and $25 non refundable jurors fee. After that, all entrants will pay $200/$25. Cancellations before February 28 will receive 50% of their booth fees back (jurors fee is non-refundable. Cancellations between March 1 - May 1st will receive 25% of their booth fees back (juror fee is non-refundable.) All cancellations after May 1st are paid in full and no refunds will be given. Late entries will be taken until May 10, 2019, with an additional $50 late charge added to their $200 booth fee and $25 jurors fee ($275 total.) 

All orange text boxes must contain text for this form to work.  Once completed please press the "I'm an artist" box and then the "Pay Now Via Credit Card" button. - Many thanks!

  • Are You a Returning Artist?::
  • Art Category - tick all relevant::
  • If painting please choose relevant medium::
  • If mixed media please check::

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Manual check payments will be accepted with this form

Arbor Lakes Manual Application

correctly filled, together with an ST-19 and your check payable to the Maple Grove Arts Center,  for the full fees. Please also complete and send our manual insurance and release form.

Art Fair 2019 Manual Waiver Form

The images should be sent to mgacartfair@maplegroveartscenter.org


To qualify for the "Early Bird" pricing, your envelope must have been post-marked no later than 2/28/19

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