2023 Applications

VISUAL ARTISTS – Applications are Now Available!


Important Dates for Artists

Show Dates: Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, 2023

  • Thursday, March 22, 2023 – Artist Application Deadline
  • Thursday, March 31, 2023 – Artist Notifications

Important Artist Information

  • Located along the Mississippi River among high-end residential neighborhoods
  • The 3rd largest festival in the Twin Cites
  • 200+ Artist Booths – 15 Categories
  • More than $150,000 in media in the Twin Cities area – print, TV and radio
  • Convenient, low-price parking for artists
  • Drive-up, day-before-show set-up
  • Overnight security



This is a very well-run Festival. The crowds are very large and are prepared to buy art. I made great sales, got great feedback, and met some strong business connections for the future! – Kelly

The staff, set up, load-in and load-out, are all very well organized and the staff is super friendly and communication before the show is excellent. – Shelley

Stone Arch has been one of my favorite festivals for over 15 years. It’s so well attended. Seasoned organizers and artists make it an undeniable Twin Cities favorite. “See you at Stone Arch!” is what my customers say time and time again. – Stacey

Being a first time vendor at a large art festival, I have to say Stone Arch Bridge Festival set the bar pretty high for me! – Kristin


Artist Installation Project! (Paid opportunity)

We are seeking an artist(s) to collaborate with Stone Arch Bridge Festival, and Mill City Museum on a public art installation. This program will engage school age children who attend Mill City Museum and Mississippi Park Connection field trips during the months of April and May 2023. These entities are working together to create three impactful and inclusive temporary public art pieces to be displayed during and after the Stone Arch Bridge Festival in June of 2023. Deadline is fast approaching! 




PERFORMING ARTISTS – Applications are Now Open!


The Stone Arch Bridge Festival has two stages. The Star Tribune Stage is located in Mill Ruins Park next to the Stone Arch Bridge. The Cities 97 Stage is just north of the Hennepin Ave Bridge. Details about performance opportunities are in the application link. 



CULINARY ARTS MARKET – Applications are Now Open!


In the Culinary Arts Market, patrons will find a wide range of high quality, locally made food and beverage products. Items include; honey, cheese, coffee, salsa, spices, sauces, cocktail mixes, nuts, olives, oils and much more.




FOOD VENDORS – Applications are Now Open!


The festival hosts two large food courts and many food vendors throughout the festival grounds. Look for unique and high-quality vendors in a variety of flavors!



NON-PROFIT PARTNERS – Applications are Now Open!


The Stone Arch Bridge Festival donates a limited number of spaces to non-profit and arts organizations. These partners must provide their own tent, tables and chairs or rent them from our vendor (tent rental package: $500 for the weekend includes set up and take down of the tent). All activations must be staffed by the organization during all festival hours.

This space is donated at a value of $3,750.



ART OF THE CAR SHOW – Registration Coming Soon

One of the Twin Cities most unexpected and beautiful car shows. Vintage and collectable cars line West River Parkway. Car collectors and show-offs are invited to join us at Art of the Car Show, a tradition at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. Register in advance to guarantee a spot.



Contact Information

Visual Artists
Heather Williams
email: heatherwmpls@gmail.com

Performing Artists
Pat ‘Doc’ Dougherty
email: stonearchperformance@gmail.com

Festival Director
Sara Collins
email: saracollinsemail@gmail.com

Culinary Artists
Stephanie Hansen
email: shansenmarketing@gmail.com
(Culinary Arts Applications are not processed through Zapplication.)

Festival Business Office
Stone Arch Bridge Festival
900 Wayzata Blvd
Suite #130
Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-6422

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