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June 21 & 22, 2014 ~ Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, June 21
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.:  Artisan booths, live music on stage, children’s entertainment and demonstrations

6 p.m.:  Stay for our Featured Music Act!

Sunday, June 22

12 noon – 5 p.m.:  Artisan booths, live music on stage, children’s entertainment and demonstrations

Arts by the River in Mankato is an art fair dedicated to bringing fine arts to the forefront of the Southern Minnesota region.  Located in the beautiful Riverfront Park, Arts by the River brings the community together to view and purchase a wide variety of fine arts, experience artist demonstrations, listen to live music performances in the Vetter Stone Amphitheatre and enjoy fabulous food and drink vendors. There will also be performances and children’s activities to keep the whole family entertained. Arts by the River is a collaborative festival of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, the Verizon Wireless Center, KMSU Radio, and the City of Mankato

Visit for updates and click here for the Artist application
Participate in the Arts and Culture Tent
The Arts and Culture Tent is non-juried opportunity for local artists, poets, writers, musicians, and arts-related organizations to participate in Arts by the River. The Arts and Culture tent is comprised of individuals, groups, and organizations who do not frequently display at arts fairs. This tent (60’x30’) will showcase community engagement through the arts by displays, communication, and demonstrations. Each participant is given a 6′ x 2′ table with 2 chairs and participants can bring additional displays.

Simply download the Arts and Culture Tent Application Form, fill it out and return it to Twin Rivers Council for the Arts at 523 S. 2nd St., Mankato, MN 56001.

523 South Second Street, Mankato, MN 56001