The core of the festival is the 200+ juried artists. Categories including; photography, painting, jewelry, sculpture, woodworking, ceramics, printmaking, glass and fine crafts.
CHECK OUT THE 2023 ARTIST DIRECTORY
The festival also hosts three specialty markets:
Culinary Arts Market – located under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.
CHECK OUT THE 2023 CULINARY ARTIST DIRECTORY
The Black Market – located on West River Parkway across from Mill City Museum
Vintage and Vinyl Market – located on West River Parkway across from the Guthrie
Cities 97.1 Stage is located just north of the Hennepin Ave. Bridge along the Mississippi River.
Star Tribune Stage is located just south of the Stone Arch Bridge next to the food court in the parking lot of Mill Ruins Park.
Bailame Dance Festival presents Dancing by the Bridge! Come find your groove on the Bailame Dance floor at the corner of Portland Avenue and West River Parkway. Bailame DJ’s will be spinning the sweet beats in Salsa, Bachata, Bollywood, Lindy Hop, and more. Ever wanted to learn Salsa? Bachata? East Coast Swing? All in one weekend? Join in on a free dance lesson from local studios, performances, and social dancing!
For more information on Bailame visit https://www.bailamedancefestival.com
Families will find entertainment and activities in the Mill City Museum courtyard and surrounding area.
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE SUNDAY ONLY: Open Eye Theater driveway tour performing Tucker’s Robot on Sunday at 1 pm in the Mill City Museum Courtyard.
The KaiBi Mobile Family Care Center provides caregivers with a comfortable space to care for little ones. Change diapers, feed, nurse, pump or provide sensory comfort in an inviting, sanitary, and air-conditioned space with minimal interruption to your Stone Arch experience.
Look for the KaiBi trailer outside the Mill City Museum Courtyard.
Learn more at: http://www.kaibimobile.com/
A Collaborative Public Art Installation
In collaboration with Mill City Museum and the Stone Arch Bridge Festival, textile artist Jorie Ann Kosel will be creating a Mississippi-inspired tapestry on the fence at the base of the grain elevators along the West River Parkway. We are looking for material contributions from the community to create this piece.
7th annual fun run brings families and friends together for a beautiful route along the Mississippi River. After the run, participants are greeted with beverages and encouraged to stay for more festival fun.
Friday and Saturday nights, festival artists and attendees are invited by our sponsor, Pryes Brewing to their massive Block Party located just north of the festival site on West River Parkway. Enjoy live music on the outdoor stage, food and of course, great beer!