17th Annual Minneapolis Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
– June 18 & 19

The 2011 Stone Arch Festival of the Arts will be held on June 18 & 19 along the stunning Mississippi River in Minneapolis. In it’s 16 years, this free, two day festival held on Father’s Day weekend, has brought nearly a million people to the Minneapolis downtown Riverfront District. The festival features more than 250 visual artists, 60 live performances and family entertainment.

Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge image by Wayne Moran, Stone Arch Festival
This image can be purchased at
Wayne Moran’s Photographic Art Gallery

• ARTIST BOOTHS! Original, inspiring, engaging, imaginative
Hundreds of artists from across the country apply to be juried into the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts. Patrons enjoy shopping for treasures by the wide variety of talented artists that appeal to a range of tastes and pocketbooks.

• LIVE MUSIC! Music, Dance and Theater Performances
What sets the Stone Arch Festival of the Arts apart from other local art festivals is the inclusion of live art genres including 60 dance, theater and music performances on four stages throughout the weekend.

Cities 97 Stage – located on Water Power Park on the Mississippi River includes a beer and wine garden and food vendors. City Pages Central Avenue Bridge Stage – located under the Central Ave Bridge, adjacent to the beer and wine garden and food court. Star Tribune Stage – located in Father Hennepin Park, adjacent to Youth Arts Quarter and food court. St Anthony Main Courtyard Stage – located in on the patio between Tugg’s Tavern and Vic’s Dining on Main Street.

The Stone Arch Festival of the Arts is produced by Minneapolis Riverfront Arts and Events. This non-­‐profit organization supports the Minneapolis Riverfront District and Minneapolis Park Board.

Stone Arch Festival of the Arts
Dates: Father’s Day Weekend. Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hours: 10 am – 6 pm
Location: Historic Main Street and Father Hennepin Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Admission: Free
Parking: ample parking available in area parking ramps, surface lots and on the street.
Public information available at: www.stonearchfestival.com

Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge image by Wayne Moran, Stone Arch Festival
This image can be purchased at
Wayne Moran’s Photographic Art Gallery

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