One of our favorite activities comes each year with Maple Grove Days – the Maple Grove Main Street Art Fair.
Over 50 artists will be represented at the MG Art Fair this year. The free art fair runs Saturday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Main Street, between Arbor Lakes Parkway and the cross street by Leann Chins and Panera Bread.
The Maple Grove Arts Center inherited the event from past art groups and the Maple Grove Community Organization was helpful in keeping the event going. The event was and always has been planned and presented by the arts groups. Non-artist volunteers are welcome to help.
This year’s event features live music on Saturday:
• 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – David Gerald Sutton
• 2:30 to 6 p.m. – local group Then & Now.
• 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – jazz guitarist Park Evens
• 2:30 to 4 p.m. – guitarist, Chuck Skajewski.
Also featured are local restaurant food stands and children’s art activities.
The Maple Grove Arts Center is a non-profit community arts initiative serving the northwest suburbs of the Minneapolis metropolitan area. “Our mission is to create relationships among artists and share in a fun and unique experience within the community in which they live and work. Providing the artists with useful tools to grow their name, bring awareness of the visual arts, and promote the Community’s unique art culture. We also seek to educate the public and provide them with quality art programming for their entertainment and enjoyment.”
For more information go to: www.maplegroveartscenter.org.