Artists & Groups

Artists, writers and groups who have displayed their artwork and writing at the Maple Grove Arts Center. Please contact them by clicking on their contact information below.

Arbor Lakes Art Fair

Presented By The Maple Grove Arts Center

Hosted by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes

The Maple Grove Arts Center (MGAC) is pleased to announce the Arbor Lakes Art Fair: previously named “Maple Grove Days Art Fair.” It will be located at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove.

July 14th 2018: 10 am - 6 pm

July 15th 2018: 11 am - 4 pm

We need volunteers to help out too - please click here if you can help over the weekend - thank you

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Arbor Lakes Art Fair Schedule

Saturday, July 14th 2018

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

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

10:00 am  – 6:00 p.m.   Arbor Lakes Art Fair

6:00 p.m. Shut down/remove valuables for the night

Sunday, July 15th 2018

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

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Arbor Lakes Art Fair

(All booths must be off the street by 7.00 p.m.)

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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.maple groveartscenter.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 1st, 2018.

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 18, 2018 via email.   If not accepted your booth fee, not jury fee, will be returned to the original funding source.

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-13 and proof of insurance to mgacartfair@maplegroveartscenter.org

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

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). Cement, metal or authorized weights should be used unless approved by the committee. Remove dangerous items such as compressed air, hydrogen tanks etc. Saturday 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 28th 2018, 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 28th 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 11th with an additional $50 late charge added to their $200 booth fee and $25 jurors fee ($275 total.) 

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Check out this incredible drone view of the 2014 Maple Grove Art Fair from artist and participant, Jon Smithers. Thanks John!

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The Business of Art

What is it?

The Business of Art Program is dedicated to helping our community experience fine art in the places they eat, shop and live. The program allows local artists to display a few pieces (depending on space allowed) of their art in businesses around Maple Grove & Osseo. This not only enriches the community and the businesses but also gives local artists a chance to sell their work. All sales will be done through the Maple Grove Art Center, not the business where artwork is displayed. The Maple Grove Arts Center takes a 25% (members) & 40% (non-members) commission for all artwork sold through this program so we can continue to thrive and provide a platform of arts in the Maple Grove community! Artwork will be changed out every 2 - 3 months depending on each individual artist.

Why participate?

By participating your business have the chance to feature & support a local artists work, not only will you be supporting the individual artist but you will be supporting Maple Grove Arts Center & the community. The Business of Art will reach out to your clients & customers (Maple Grove & Osseo Residents) so they can know what we do & who our artists are at the Maple Grove Art Center ! You will generate interest in our program & The Art Center WHILE adding some beautiful artwork in your space!

What will you need to do to prepare?

Choose a space for artwork to be displayed, be present on the day of setup and take down. If you would like to do the hanging that will be up to the business owner but we will have all the tools and materials for the actually hanging & displaying. Artists will also display a bio & business cards as well.

Questions or would you like to get involved?

Please contact Caroline Munro - The Business of Art Program Coordinators at 763.227.8009 or via email at cmunro@maplegroveartcenter.org

Where can you find our artists & businesses already involved?:

Some of the artists are linked to their websites to give examples of their work.

Dunn Brothers

7899 Main St N, Maple Grove

Phone: (763) 424-3866

Monthly Featured Artist:  Natalie Anderson http://www.inspirationsbynatalie.com

Topline Federal Credit Union

9353 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove

Phone: (763) 391-9494

Monthly Featured Artist:  Dianne Merton www.prettypalette2.com

Etica Salon

11202 86th Ave N, Maple Grove

Phone: (763) 494-5074

Monthly Featured Artist:  

No artist currently

Honest-1 Auto Care

6310 Vinewood Ln N, Maple Grove

Phone: 763-515-2158

Monthly Featured Artist:   No artist currently

Z's Smokin' Bones

16362 County Road 30, Maple Grove

Phone: (763) 400-7979

Monthly Featured Artist:    

Maple Grove Government Center

12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy N, Maple Grove

Phone: 763-494-6000

Monthly Featured Artist:   Marc Zapchenk Marczapchenk.com

C.R.O.S.S.

12915 Weinand Circle, Rogers

Phone: 763-425-1050

Monthly Featured Artist:   Andy Claflin www.behance.net/gaardianllc Steve Sacks stevesack.net

Sawatdee

7885 Main Street

Maple Grove

MN 55369

Phone:  763-494-5708

Monthly Featured Artist:  Bain Lothian www.bainlothianphotographer.com

In Fit

Monthly Featured Artist: 

Whole Foods

12201 Elm Creek Blvd N, Maple Grove

Phone: 763-416-7300

Monthly Featured Artist:  Jimmy Longoria www.jimmylongoria.com

Altered Books

Altered Books/ Scrapbooking

An open studio for scrapbook artists and mixed media altered books. If you want to come and explore, create and make new friends. This is the place for you. 

Meets every Wednesday from 2-4.30. Bring your own materials.


We require that you buy an annual membership of Maple Grove Arts Center, which costs $35. This may be purchased online here, or in person via cash or check at the Center when you first attend.


Enquiries to Caroline Munro cmunro@maplegroveartscenter.org
We meet at Maple Grove Arts Center, 11666 Fountain Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Call 763 370 3003

CommonThreads

Common Threads

Common Threads is a fun new group that's open to all fiber enthusiasts. Whether you knit, crochet, spin, felt weave or quilt, come and share your knowledge and experience. Learn from others and be inspired.


Meets every Monday from 11-2. Bring your own materials.


We require that you buy an annual membership of Maple Grove Arts Center, which costs $35. This may be purchased online here, or in person via cash or check at the Center when you first attend.


Enquiries to Caroline Munro cmunro@maplegroveartscenter.org
We meet at Maple Grove Arts Center, 11666 Fountain Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Call 763 370 3003

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Fine Arts Boutique - FAB

FAB Boutique has plenty of beautiful art and handmade goods for friends and family. Stop in to look at our ever changing inventory!

We have jewelry designed by local artists Lise Spence Parsons, Mary Arnston and Connie Jay, beautiful ceramics by Lewis Derry and Mindy Sisk, handmade cards made by Naomi Nelson and one of a kind pieces from many local artists. We also have hand made soaps by Sweetie Pie Soaps a local company.

Contact Info

Caroline Munro - cmunro@maplegroveartscenter.org

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Open Arts Studio

Are you looking for a fun place to spend a couple of hours painting your favorite subjects with a friend or two?


Meets every Thursday from 2-4.30. Bring your own materials.


We require that you buy an annual membership of Maple Grove Arts Center, which costs $35. This may be purchased online here, or in person via cash or check at the Center when you first attend.


Enquiries to Rosa Ridderbusch rridderbusch@maplegroveartscenter.org
We meet at Maple Grove Arts Center, 11666 Fountain Drive, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Call 763 370 3003

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Writers Studio

The Writers Studio is a meeting place for aspiring or established writers to share ideas, inspire, encourage and motivate each other to write. 

Meeting every Wednesday 11-2. 

We require that you buy an annual membership of Maple Grove Arts Center, which costs $35. This may be purchased online here, or in person via cash or check at the Center when you first attend.

Call Marj Helmer 1 (612) 759-9787 for details.

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