Hello Jean, I do some of the art festivals in MN. I have limited
myself to the Minneapolis area because there are so many there and I
have friends and family I like to visit there. Currently, the shows I
have applied to are on Zapplication, such as the Edina Art Fair, The
Stone Arch Festival, and Uptown.
Some other shows I will likely apply to are Excelsior and
Last year, I did The Wayzata Art Experience… it was an experience.
The staff was nice, but it rained and the city was designed to flood
where the show was set up. It was also very small town, so even
though it was a suburb, many of the people came out to socialize and
said they usually buy at some of the bigger shows. I found 2 other
shows closer to home (Central Iowa) that I applying for instead this
I have done Edina for the past 2 years and it is my best show, but
long. I did the Stone Arch for the first time last year and it was
ok, and I was told it takes a couple of years to get established with
the locals. I have not done Uptown, yet, but it is the really big
jewelry show in the area. Powderhorn and another show happen at the
same time, so you have choices. I have heard good things each year
about Excelsior from other artists.
Hope you get into all the shows you apply to!