Art in the Park 2020 has been re-envisioned due to COVID-19. Read on for virtual and social distanced ways to engage with Art in the Park in 2020.
In response to COVID-19, Lanesboro Arts presents Art in the Park 2020 as a social-distanced and virtual event from June 20th through June 30th, 2020. After serious consideration, Lanesboro Arts has decided to re-envision Art in the Park 2020 to ensure the safety of artists and community members. Thus, Art in the Park will not take place in person per usual, but will instead be adapted for Lanesboro’s virtual and social distance-appropriate spaces.
The re-envisioned Art in the Park launches Saturday, June 20th and will go through Tuesday, June 30th with three components: 1) a drive-in art viewing at Sylvan Park; 2) accompanying short podcast episodes featuring artists talking about their work; and 3) a social media campaignfeaturing photos of work and short testimonials from Art in the Park artists.
Starting in Sylvan Park, the drive-through Art in the Park experience will showcase large-scale printed images of select artists’ pieces, covering a diverse range of artists that specialize in various craftsmanship such as jewelry, pottery, wood carving, and painting. Some of these works will have a corresponding interview with the artist via a podcast episode. Participants can listen to interviews with select artists on any device that can stream podcasts such as smartphones while viewing the art. Even more artists will be featured via the social media campaign. All Art in the Park artists were encouraged to submit work for these various components.
Lanesboro Arts’ passion for promoting artistic creativity remains strong. As an organization with a mission of supporting artists, Lanesboro Arts aims to continue that through COVID-19 friendly programming adjustments such as Art in the Park Re-envisioned.
We also acknowledge that this is an extremely difficult time for artists, with traditional sales avenues such as art festivals like Art in the Park being upended due to the spread of COVID-19. Thus, we’d like to share some artist resources in place for artists whose incomes have been affected by COVID-19. You can find the Artist Emergency Fund through Springboard for the Arts here.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to celebrating the 40th anniversary of Art in the Park with you next year on Saturday, June 19, 2021!
There will NOT be an in-person Art in the Park 2020 due to COVID-19. The next in person Art in the Park Fine Art Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota will be on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and will feature 90+ fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer & community food vendors, and family art activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please note that June 19th is the Saturday before Father’s Day. Hosted by Lanesboro Arts, Art in the Park is southern Minnesota’s longest running fine art fair! Renowned for quality, variety and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year. Admission is free. Handicap parking is available at Sylvan Park. Socialized dogs on leashes are permitted.
Over 90 artist booths!
The focal point of Art in the Park is of course the art! Fine art and fine craft artist booths encircle Sylvan Park underneath canopies of shade, featuring a wide variety of artist-made work by over 90 artists from the tri-state region. There are paintings, photography, fine jewelry, textile rugs & quilts, hand thrown ceramics, stained glass, original paintings, blown & fused glass sculptures, artworks utilizing reclaimed wood, stoneware clay pottery, metalwork, woven baskets, whimsical welded yard art, and more.
Interested in applying for the 2021 festival? – Learn More Here.
Find out which artists attended the 2019 festival.
Volunteering at Art in the Park!
We need your help in making another successful Art in the Park festival possible! Please sign up in support of Lanesboro Arts and this amazing, long-standing community event. Shifts are available helping with the Information, Family Art, Pie, and Beer Booths. All ages welcome!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and she can sign you up.
2019 Kids & Family Activities:
Kids Create! “Make a Tie for Dad” art project
Surprise Sculpture Art Installation
Aerial Arts Fitness by Discover Happy
Interactive Artist Demonstrations by Northern Clay Center
Arts Education Activities by regional nonprofits like Arthaus & Rochester Art Center
P.L.A.Y.Y. Installation (Intergenerational Playgroup)
Live portrait painting by Patricia Heupher
Wood turning demonstrations by Jerry Ritter
Embroidery and textile arts demonstrations by Sue Ritter
Art in the Park 2020 is sponsored by: