Free bus rides make it easy to attend weekend art fairs

This weekend, Minneapolis is the site of three art fairs: the Uptown Art Fair, the Loring Park Art Fair and the Powerhorn Art Fair.

Uptown Art Fair

The Uptown Art Fair, now in its 48 th year, will feature 350 fine artists, a performance stage, wine garden, family activities and youth art show. The fair is located in Uptown at Lake and Hennepin and The Mall.

Friday, Aug. 5: noon 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 6: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Loring Park Art Festival

The Loring Park Art Festival is a juried art festival featuring 140 visual artists displaying their original work, strolling musicians, scheduled stage performances, children's activities and food booths. Loring Park is located near downtown Minneapolis on the corner of Oak Grove St. and Hennepin Ave. (across from the Walker Art Center).

Saturday, Aug. 6: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Powerhorn Art Fair

The Powderhorn Art Fair, now in its 20 th year, features 184 regional and national artists, a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area, children’s activities, and musical performances. Powderhorn Park is located at 3400 15th Ave. S.

Saturday, Aug. 6: 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 7: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free bus service

If you don't want to deal with parking, you can download a free pass for your bus ride to the park or between the three festivals. To download the pass, visit: http://www.metrotransit.org/artpass.

The free Metro Transit Art Hop bus will allow you to ride free between the Loring Park Art Festival, Uptown Art Fair, Powderhorn Art Fair and the Lake Street/Midtown light-rail station on Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 8. Riders can hop on a Metro Transit Art Hop bus at any fair or at Lake Street and Hiawatha Avenue, next to Lake Street/Midtown Station. Art Hop buses leave each stop about every 20 minutes. Saturday hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information, call Metro Transit at (612) 373-3333 or visit www.metrotransit.org.

Aug. 3, 2011

Published Aug 3, 2011