Sales + Events: June Features Art Festivals & Celebrations

This month’s shopping and events highlights in and around the Twin Cities


Our sister publication, Minnesota Monthly, is hosting its fan-favorite summer event for the 12th year this June. Complete with food and drink sampling, yard games, and more, this outdoor event is the perfect place to celebrate the start of summer. All attendees must be 21 years of age to enter—no pets, children, or strollers are permitted. Tickets required. June 1-2, 1-5 p.m. @ CHS Field,

Landscape Revival: Lake Elmo

Shop, learn, and explore at this “more than a plant sale” event. With a vast lineup of nine growers and 13 educational exhibitors, Landscape Revival seeks to teach visitors how to select and grow native plants for pollinators, wildlife, and water quality. The plant expo and market is free and open to all—rain or shine. June 1, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. @ Rockpoint Church,

Art in the Hollow

Swede Hollow Park is one of the best-kept secrets of St. Paul’s park system, and this month, it will be filled with a plethora of works from local artisans. Presented by the Friends of Swede Hollow, the event is designed to showcase the diverse culture of the East Side. Guests are encouraged to park at Saint Paul Brewing and take a stroll through the historic neighborhood on their way to discovering art, food, nature, history, and community. June 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Swede Hollow Park,

Interior Impressions Warehouse Sale

In preparation for summer arrivals, Interior Impressions is hosting its biggest sale of the year, offering up to 75% off warehouse overstock and 20% off showroom items. Shop furniture, decor, and more designer picks to spruce up your own space for the new season. All profits from the sale will be donated to the Angel Foundation. Cash, check, and Venmo only. June 6, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Interior Impressions,

Excelsior Art on the Lake

120-plus artists are gearing up to showcase their unique works at Excelsior Art on the Lake, an annual celebration of creativity and culture. Blending art, community, and entertainment, the two-day event will also highlight local musicians and regional food vendors. While in town, you can also explore the city’s many galleries, shops, and restaurants. June 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Water Street, Excelsior, 

American Craft Fest

The American Craft Council debuts its new summer event: American Craft Fest. With works from over 30 up-and-coming makers across the region, the family-friendly festival brings the community together in a celebration of art. Some hands-on activities visitors can enjoy include shoemaking, screen printing, broom-making, and more. The event is free and open to the public with a ticketed VIP preview event happening before doors open on Saturday. June 8-9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Union Depot,

Faribault Mill’s Annual Tent Sale

The much-loved annual tent sale at Faribault Mill is the perfect place to stock up on throws, blankets, apparel, and accessories. This year, there will be up to 80% savings on a variety of products, including one-of-a-kind and remnant items. While visiting, check out the historic mill and charming neighborhood. June 13-15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ The Mill,

Art & Artists of the State Capitol

For those who have yet to see the inner workings of the Minnesota State Capitol, this art-themed tour is the perfect opportunity to view the building’s murals, paintings, and sculptures. Learn about the artists and their backgrounds, as well as recent conservation efforts that are helping to bring the artworks back to their original quality. Tickets required. June 15, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. @ Minnesota State Capitol,

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

Minneapolis’ famous Stone Arch Bridge Festival returns to the west side of the Mississippi this Father’s Day weekend with a lineup of more than 200 visual and culinary artists. Some highlights of this year’s festival include a presented by Contigo Minneapolis Dance Festival; two live music stages; and more. June 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., June 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ West River Parkway, Minneapolis,

Wayzata Art Experience

Since 2004, the Wayzata Art Experience has brought art to the shores of Lake Minnetonka. This year’s celebration is bigger and better than ever with more than 150 art exhibits, food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and family-friendly activity zone. There will also be free boat rides, live music, and a light parade. June 22, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Lake Street, Wayzata, 

Eagan Art Festival

One of Eagan’s most long-standing traditions, the Eagan Art Festival is returning this year with over 80 local artists, family-friendly entertainment, interactive art experiences, local food vendors, and more. Presented by the Dakota Center for the Arts, the two-day event seeks to promote the city’s artistic community. June 22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Eagan Community Center,

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