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Stone Arch Festival Coming To Our Side Of The River – June 19th/20th

After 25 years on the other side of the river, the Stone Arch Bridge Festival had to cancel in 2020 because of the pandemic. And now, to make sure they don’t have to cancel again, they’re moving the entire 2021 festival to our side of the river where it’s not so cramped–between Mill Ruins Park and 4th Avenue in the North Loop.

Artists will be set up along West River Parkway

The dates for this year’s festival are Saturday, June 19th from 10am-7pm and Sunday, June 20th from 10am-5pm.

More than 200 artists will be set up along West River Parkway, with a Culinary Arts Market featuring locally-made food and beverage products such as honey, cheese, coffee, salsa, spices, sauces, cocktail mixes, nuts, olives, oils and more under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

And the “Art of the Car” show will be just north of the Hennepin Avenue bridge, across from the Federal Reserve.

This year’s collector’s poster from local artist WACSO features a view of the Stone Arch Bridge from the west side. “The artwork captures it all,” said Sara Collins, festival director. “And don’t miss the discarded mask in the lower left corner. We’ve all been through the wringer over the past year. Art has the ability to unite people with a simple relatable image that we all understand – like a crumpled up mask and a scratched out 2020.”

Admission is free to the event.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop volunteer

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