EDINA, Minn. (WCCO) – Hundreds of artists from around the country are in the west Twin Cities metro this weekend for the annual Edina Art Fair. It’s one of the biggest art events in Minnesota.
The 47th annual Edina Art Fair started at 10 a.m. Friday and goes through the weekend. Artists and vendors were busy Friday morning getting their tents ready and putting their creative pieces out for display.
Steve Lundborg and his wife Michelle are from Bloomington, and this is their fourth year at the Edina Art Fair. But they don’t consider the fair to be work.
“It’s actually becoming more of a vocation than a hobby,” Steve Lundborg said. “We seem to enjoy it more than going to work every day.”
There are about 320 artists who will have their work on display this weekend. It includes everything from jewelry to photography and painting to ceramics. Officials with the Edina Art Fair said they expect about 150,000 people to hit the area of 50th and France assuming the weather stays dry.
There’s a free shuttle service to get to the event from Southdale Mall, which will run for one hour before and after the fair. Metro Transit is also offering free rides and there’s a staging area for bikes.
Many of the artists participating donated some of their work for a silent auction, with proceeds going to the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota.
The Edina Art Fair is considered the top art fair in Minnesota.