Stevens Square Community Organization is proud to present Red Hot Art Festival 2019, a diverse arts and performance festival celebrating the DIY heart and soul of Minneapolis culture! This free event will held at Stevens Square Park on Saturday July 13 (11am-6pm) and Sunday July 14 (11am – 5pm).
VENDOR ARTISTS Third Daughter, Restless Daughter, Taji Joseph, Rock Johnsen Ceramics, Luz, Mad Woman Jewelry, Obsidian Pause, Midwest American Shaman, Hey Pupper, euKa clothing, Brian Perry, Kiara Carlson, James Powell Art, Kat LaCroix Works, Sage & Cedar Arts, Kathy Schumann Photography, Butterscotch Sympathy, Mezame Designs, Nelson Cain Art, Buggy Shutter Photography, Barret Lee, ILO STUDIO, Rajus Arts, Bethany Grabert, FuzzButt Boutique, Owl and Lark, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Jasper Rubin Hardin, Sarah M. Holm, Chris Nichols, Vals Brew Treats, Kim Vaughter Art LLC, Awesome Industries, Mouse Art, CANDERE, Noble Soap Gallery LLC & Steph Paxton photography, Fiona Avocado Art & Art by Tori Hong, Mountain Metal Artisan Jewelry & Ashley Nichole Designs, Leesha's Lacquer/Waabooz Beading & Caspienne’s Stranger Stitchery, NiCoral Crafts & Moonweasel, Wade Bednarick & Decayed Realms enterprises, LoftyDogDesigns & Lauryn Buda Art and Illustration, Green Gallery, Tammi Johnson, Trippy Stylez, Sharon’s Painted Rocks, Jennifer Sheely Jewelry, Art by Jules, Ayshia Yaeger Design, Mandalabombs, Trinkets and Gears, Baby Thor Norsery, squidpaintblots, marvexani, Katie Anderson Art, Simone Needles, Juliette Perine Myers, OGMasterBaker, Kellie G. Hoyt - artist, Amit Michael and The Art of A Prince. Additional vendor artists will be added on a rolling basis, and space is still available. Details on how to participate as an artist vendor is available at http://stevenssquare.org/seeking-vendor-artists-for-the-2019-red-hot-art-festival-july-13-14/.
LIVE PERFORMERS The entire weekend event will have live performers, headlined by Gully Boys, named Minnesota’s Best New Band by City Pages Picked to Click 2018. Saturday, July 13: Indigenous peoples and land acknowledgment before the performances begin 11am: Shamble Town Rebels 12pm: Yevrah 1pm: Mother 2pm: Teighlor McGee 3pm: Hard Looks (fka Star Child) 4pm: Jada Brown 5pm: Gully Boys Sunday, July 14: 11am: Open Eye Figure Theatre’s Driveway Tour 12pm: Jarrelle Barton 1pm: Eric Carranza 2pm: Wax Lead 3pm: Freequeensee 4pm: Mayda (Official Fan Page) FOOD VENDORS Food will be available from: Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe, Asase Yaa Global Foods and Catering, and ice cream raising funds to support SSCO’s year-round efforts to support the neighborhood.
TOUCHABLE ART FAIR Thanks to a new partnership with Vision Loss Resources, Red Hot Art Festival will make itself the first “Touchable Art Fair,” providing specially trained sighted guides to welcome people who are blind or have low vision, and allowing visitors to physically touch some or all of an artists’ work.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS The Red Hot Art Festival is sponsored by Pet Doctors, Boiler Room Coffee, Cajun Boiling, Franklin Nicollet Liquors, Hodroff-Epstein Memorial Chapels, and Citizens for a Loring Park Community; and produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board, Metro Transit, and Vision Loss Resources. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
ABOUT STEVENS SQUARE COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION Founded in 1975, Stevens Square Community Organization (SSCO) is the official civic and social organization serving the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood, lying just south of Minneapolis’s downtown zone and home to a dense community of residents and historic buildings. Learn more at www.stevenssquare.org