Lanesboro Arts' Annual Art Festival
The 40th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota on Saturday, June 19, 2021 will feature a limited number of fine art booths and COVID-19 safe 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.
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 will be 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 Kara Maloney at email@example.com 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
In response to COVID-19, Lanesboro Arts presented Art in the Park 2020 as a social-distanced and virtual event from June 20th through June 30th, 2020. The re-envisioned Art in the Park 2020 featured 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 campaign featuring photos of work and short testimonials from Art in the Park artists.
Art in the Park 2020 was sponsored by: