Contact: Molly Mulvehill Steinke, Nemer Fieger, (952) 278-3142 or (612) 309-1677
Rachel Thelemann, 50th & France Association, (952) 922-1524
49th ANNUAL EDINA ART FAIR
June 5 7 in Edinas 50th & France Neighborhood
Edina, Minn. --- The 49th annual Edina Art Fair will be held Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7, 2015 in the 50th & France neighborhood of Edina, Minn.
The three-day festivity will boast 300 fine artists and crafters from around Minnesota, the U.S. and Canada. An estimated 165,000 people will attend the three-day event which is nationally-recognized
as the top art fair in Minnesota. It is the first official art fair of the year and the second largest in the state.
Booths upon booths of ceramics, jewelry, glass, photography, wood carvings, mixed media, 2D pieces, fine art, wearables and sculptures will line the curbs of France Avenue and 50th Street and in the parking lot of Lunds.
This year, the Edina Art Fair will debut another art category: Craft Beer. The Edina Grill Craft Beer Garden featuring Freehouse brews will be located in the Edina 5-0 parking lot.
In addition to browsing and shopping, fair goers can enjoy strolling entertainers, Kids Zone activities in the Edina 5-0 parking lot, and original artwork from the Foot in the Fair program for students in grades 1 12 in the Edina 5-0 mall.
Visitors can also enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend from jazz to country and puppeteers to dancers. For a complete schedule, visit EdinaArtFair.com.
Hours of operation for the 2015 Edina Art Fair will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. Hours for the Edina Grill Craft Beer Garden are 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.
FREE shuttle bus service will be provided from Southdale Shopping Center by Firestone to 50th & France by Lunds & Byerlys. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. A bike corral will also be located in the U.S. Bank parking lot. Plus, plenty of parking ramp spaces are located around the 50th & France neighborhood.
The Edina Art Fair was ranked #32 in the Top 100 Fine Art Fairs for 2014 by the Art Fair Source Book, making it the top-rated art fair in Minnesota, and the 48th Best Art Fair in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
The Edina Art Fair is hosted by the 50th & France Business and Professional Association. With more than 175 distinct shops and boutiques, over 20 restaurants, casual cafes and coffee shops, the quaint streets of 50th and France are the perfect site for a summertime stroll.
For more information on the Edina Art Fair, please visit EdinaArtfFair.com or contact Rachel Thelemann at (952) 922-1524.