Sales + Events: July 29-Aug. 4 features the Uptown Art Fair, Powderhorn Art Fair, and Minnesota Fringe Festival

This week’s shopping and events highlights.
Uptown Art Fair
Uptown Art Fair

Courtesy of Uptown Minneapolis

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Uptown Art Fair

The 56th annual Uptown Art Fair takes place this weekend in the heart of the Twin Cities. This renowned art festival is known for its rich history and constant innovation, showcasing a variety of exceptional local artists with art everyone will love. The event originated as a fundraiser for Uptown art projects, but over time has adapted and changed Minneapolis’ art scene—all while continuing its original mission of community-focused philanthropy. Friday, noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ 2874 W. Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Minneapolis, uptownminneapolis.com

Powderhorn Art Fair

With over 200 artists to shop from, the Powderhorn Art Fair has everything from shopping and food vendors to its new Wine Garden and activities for all ages. Stop by Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis to enjoy a weekend of visual arts and fun-filled events. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Powderhorn Park, 3400 15th Ave. S, Minneapolis, ppna.org/powderhorn-art-fair

Minnesota Fringe Festival

The Minnesota Fringe Festival showcases nearly 700 artistic performances during the first 10 days of August. This weekend kicks off the huge festival, with shows across 12 distinct theaters in the Cedar-Riverside and Northeast Minneapolis neighborhoods. The festival is committed to accessibility, experimentation, and the creation of opportunities for artists and audiences of diverse backgrounds. Various times and locations, visit minnesotafringe.org for additional details.

Socially Handcrafted’s Paint Pouring Class at Appleberry’s Attic

This Burnsville DIY studio is hosting a paint pouring class at Appleberry’s Attic, another Twin Cities craft studio. Both studios are led by strong female artists who are all about empowering women and supporting fellow artisans. Stop by Appleberry’s Attic in Anoka and learn the (surprisingly easy) art of paint pouring. Friday, 7-9 p.m. @ 2013 N. Second Ave., Anoka, appleberrysatticcrafts.com, sociallyhandcrafted.com

Opening Weekend of A Bushel & A Peck – North

A Bushel & A Peck, a local women’s boutique, celebrates its new location in Anoka with a special opening weekend. This quaint boutique specializes in women’s apparel, home accessories, and children’s goods from more than 85 local artisans. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. @ 1922 First Ave. S, Anoka, abushelandapeckmn.com

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