Art in Bayfront Park
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 & 18, 2019
Expected attendance is 10,000.


  • May 13 – Application deadline at midnight (CST)
  • May 20 – Jury results e-mailed –Booths will be available to purchase on first come, first serve basis, until sold out.
  • May 28 – Booth sales close / Deadline for cancellation with 50% refund. After May 28, there are no refunds
  • June 28 – Space/booth numbers assignments sent to artists

(NOTE: dates subject to change).


NEW SPECIAL OFFER – Stone Arch Bridge Festival artists will receive an automatic invite and acceptance with NO jury fee to participate in Art in Bayfront Park! If you are accepted to the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, and want to participate in Art in Bayfront Park your jury fee for Art in Bayfront Park will be applied towards your booth fee.


  1. Completed application for each medium entered. Jury fee is due for each medium.
  2. Four images of artist’s work and one booth image per media (a total of 5 images). To continue a fair jury process, photos cannot be labeled with names or references to the artist. All images must be from the current year and must not have been submitted to us from years prior.
  3. $25 NON-REFUNDABLE entry fee per media.


  • $100 reward in each category
  • Automatic acceptance into the 2020 Art in Bayfront Park Art Fair.
  • Application fee waived for the 2020 art fair.
  • Marketing and publicity during and after the event.


We strive to include quality and unique work in the 13 categories. Our goal is to include artwork that is accessible to a diverse buying audience and available in a variety of price points. No sell-through items. The artist attending the festival must handcraft all work. Prints of photography, drawings, painting and printmaking may be sold if original work is also present. Henna and caricature artists need to apply to management for invitation status.


  1. Ceramics: All original clay and porcelain work other than jewelry is accepted in this category. No machine-made or mass produced work is permitted. If multiple pieces of the same design are displayed each piece must be signed.
  2. Mixed Media / Digital Art: This category includes any original work for which the original image, or the manipulation of other source material, was executed by the artist using a computer. Artwork must be in signed and numbered limited editions, on archival quality materials. Traditional photographs taken through a digital media should apply in the photography category. This category also includes works, both 2 and 3-dimensional, that incorporate more than one type of physical material to produce. Includes non-sculptural work as determined by the artist.
  3. Drawing: Works created using dry media including chalk, charcoal, pastels, pencil, wax crayon, etc. or from the fluid medium of inks and washes applied by pen or brush are to be entered in this category.
  4. Glass: No forms of mass production are permitted.
  5. Jewelry/Beadwork: This includes jewelry items and sculptures. Also includes lamp work. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
  6. Jewelry/Metal/Stone: Jewelry with fine metals that may include precious stones. No commercial casts, molds or production studio work is allowed.
  7. Metalworks: Includes all non-sculptural, non-jewelry works crafted from metals. No production studio work is allowed.
  8. Painting: Works created in oils, acrylics, watercolor, etc. are in this category.
  9. Photography: Photographic prints made from the artist’s original image, which have been processed by that artist, or under his or her direct supervision, are included in this category. Artwork must be in signed and numbered limited editions, on archival quality materials. Photographers are required to disclose both their creative and printing processes.
  10. Printmaking: Printed works for which the artist’s hand manipulated the plates, stones or screens and which have been properly signed and numbered as a limited edition may be entered in this category. All photogravure, photocopy and/or offset reproductions, will be rejected. Printmakers are required to disclose both their creative and printmaking processes.
  11. Fine Crafts/Sculpture/Wood/Fiber: Three-dimensional original work done in any medium. Original works in wood that are hand-tooled, machine-worked, turned or carved are accepted in the wood category. All work crafted from fibers including basketry, embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, tapestry and paper-making. This can be wearable or non-wearable.
  12. Emerging: Designed specifically for artists who are beginning their career in the art world and have very little experience exhibiting and selling their artwork. The application procedure and jury fee are the same as the regular show, however, upon acceptance emerging artists will pay a lower booth fee. Applicants must currently be a student and/or the first year of their business. A limited number of these booth spaces are available.
  13. Culinary Arts: Pre-packaged handcrafted culinary products. These artists need to apply via our Culinary Arts Quarter manager, Stephanie Hansen. For an application, email . No jury fee.


Heather Williams

Culinary Artists
Stephanie Hansen

General Festival Management
Sara Collins

Festival Business Office
Art in Bayfront Park
c/o Mithun Enterprises
900 Wayzata Blvd
Suite #130
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-6422