Park Point Art Fair returns June 24 & 25, 2023 to Lake Superior shores
51st annual Duluth celebration of the arts, community and environment
DULUTH, Minn.—Summertime on Park Point conjures a sense of rolling waves and seagulls
soaring over beach grass and pines. And for one weekend each year, it brings artists and art
lovers together in a festive setting that welcomes one and all.
The region’s longest standing outdoor visual arts showcase returns to Minnesota’s favorite
sandbar 10am to 5pm on June 24 and 25, 2023. Admission and parking is free at the 51st
annual Park Point Art Fair (PPAF) at the Park Point Recreation Area in Duluth.
Held rain or shine, PPAF is an annual rite of summer for lovers of creativity, local culture and
incredible parks. The weekend event, which draws an estimated 10,000 visitors, offers the
chance to meet 100+ juried artists showing and selling fine art and craft, while enjoying live
music, good eats, art making magic and more—all in a stunning setting on the shores of Lake
• 100+ jury-selected visual artists from the upper Midwest and beyond. Artists display and sell
work in media such as ceramics, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber, woodwork and
sculpture—with $1,000+ in recognition prizes for top artists. It’s a chance for visitors to meet
artists and often “take home a story” along with an original art purchase that supports small
business. Discover the artists at https://www.facebook.com/ParkPointArtFair
• Live music Saturday and Sunday
• Food trucks that include the Scenic Cafe, Oasis del Norte, Johnny’s Food Truck, Saigon Cafe,
King of Creams, Meemaw’s Coffee and more
• Artist demonstrations
• Family art activity tent
Located in a park that is Duluth’s main summertime access point for Lake Superior and the
Superior Bay, visitors can drive, bus, bike or boat to the “end of the Point” for a festive good
time. Some people even arrive by plane at Sky Harbor Airport, which abuts the park.
The PPAF is presented by the Park Point Community Club (PPCC), a nonprofit 501c4 that
supports people, parks and ecology, the arts, civic engagement and more—with a focus on local
neighborhood as well as the larger Twin Ports region.
Programming is provided by the PPCC with support in 2023 from: the Duluth Art Institute,
Solglimt Lakeshore Bed & Breakfast, The Reader, North Shore Federal Credit Union, The North
103.3 FM radio, J & RS Builds, Hoops Brewing, Vikre Distillery, Pizza Luce, Bellisio’s, Canal
Park Brewing Company, Canal Park Lift Bridge Lodge, and Pro Print.
“Since 1970, visitors, artists and volunteers have come together in a truly unique setting on the
shores of Lake Superior for the Park Point Art Fair,” said Carla Tamburro, PPAF coordinator and
a Park Point resident. “Artists and patrons of the arts praise the high quality and accessibility of
this show, and appreciate that it’s a grass-roots effort that reinvests so much into our local
community and environment.”
See parkpointartfair.org for information on attending artists, jury-selected award winners,
photos, videos, news and more.
Carla Tamburro, PPAF Coordinator
Jake Kapsner, PPAF Committee Volunteer
Dawn Buck, PPCC President
Park Point Recreation Area
June 24 & 25, 2023
10am - 5pm