August 5 – 7, 2016

LOCATION: Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue and “The Mall” in Southwest Minneapolis.

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The Uptown Association – producer of the Uptown Art Fair – is currently seeking jurors for our 2016 selection process. As a highly ranked fine art festival, the Uptown Art Fair receives an average of 700 applications for our 350 available spaces. We rely on highly knowledgeable artists, professors, and curators, to assist us with the selection process.
The jury process allows us to review artist applications and extend exhibitor invitations in a fair and balanced manner. Jurors view applicant slides on 6′ screens and vote yes, no or maybe. Scoring takes place on laptops through a high-speed internet connection, allowing immediate results.
The jury will be held Saturday, March 5 from approximately 7:30am – 5pm and Sunday, March 6 from 7:30am – 3pm at the Sheraton Midtown Minneapolis. Jurors MUST be available to work for the entire duration of the jury on Saturday and Sunday. An optional reception will be held Friday, March 4 from 5:30 – 8pm. Meals will be provided throughout the weekend free of charge, as will lodging in the Sheraton if you choose to stay overnight. Jurors are paid $300 for their services.
If you are interested and available for this opportunity, please e-mail us your resume by Friday, February, 12, 2016. Our ultimate goal is to recruit a panel with a collective knowledge base representing each of our 12 media categories.
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  • Professional works of art ranging from limited editions to one-of-a-kind treasures in each of 12 media including sculpture, painting, ceramics, jewelry, mixed media, and more. Over 350 talented fine artists from around the world!
  • Tomorrow’s Stars Youth Art Fair in Calhoun Square – the future of the Uptown Art Fair
  • A variety of culinary delights from 25 different food vendors and ice-cold beverages available throughout the fair
  • Non-stop entertainment – ranging from reggae, folk, indie, pop, soul, improv, swing dancing and more – on the Performance Stage
  • Enjoy a cold, refreshing beverage in the Summit Beer Garden. The beer garden features Summit’s classic varieties
  • Interactive art activities at the Family Imagination Station brought to you by Northern Clay Center
  • The Kitchen Window Culinary Arts Competition teams chefs and artists to create the most dazzling culinary art

ACHIEVEMENTS: The Uptown Art Fair is the winner of over 130 International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA) Pinnacle Awards. The Pinnacles recognize the highest quality in promotional programs and materials produced by IFEA’s more than 3,000 member festivals and events around the world. They are the most prestigious awards in the special events industry. Art Fair Sourcebook listed the 2007 Uptown Art Fair as 8th in the nation. The Harris Guide ranked it the #1 Art Fair in Minnesota. ATTENDANCE: Nearly 400,000 people attend annually, making the Art Fair #2 in statewide event attendance, second only to the Minnesota State Fair.

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