Over 200 local artists and 20 bands are featured annually, along with local food vendors. The Red Hot Art & Music festival strives to be accessible and affordable. It’s a great opportunity to connect with local artists and purchase original artwork!
Marking its 14th year of showcasing local artists and musicians, the annual Red Hot Art & Music festival transforms the cozy charm of Stevens Square Park into an exciting marketplace of Minnesotan art and culture, connecting thousands of attendees with over 200 artists, more than 20 bands and performers, local food trucks, art and community organizations, interactive games and hands-on demonstrations for all ages. The festival is collaboration between the Stevens Square Community Organization, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, local businesses and the residents of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood.
How to Apply?
Online application closes: Friday, May 15th, 2015 at midnight.
All artists must apply online HERE
The call for artists is open to all Minnesota residents. Out of state applicants will not be considered.
All artwork must be original art conceived and executed by the artist. Local, independently owned art and craft suppliers may also apply to be vendors.
Exhibiting your work at Red Hot Art & Music:
Artists may exhibit their work in an individual or shared booth space, or they may apply for a space within our community tents.
Individual/Shared Booth Space: $125*
Artists may apply for a booth space, and exhibit within that space as an individual or share that space with other artists (four artists maximum per booth). If applying for a shared booth space, please note the artists you wish to share with on the space provided on the online application form. If you are selling work made collaboratively under one name/business name, you need to submit only one application. Unless the work is created collaboratively (and sold under one name/business), ALL ARTISTS are required to submit an online application (this is for our records; the fee remains $125).
The booth space is 10′ by 10.’ All booth artists and vendors are responsible for their own tents, tables, chairs, and setup/teardown equipment as well as display materials.
If accepted, the Booth Space fee is $125 (non-refundable) for the weekend.
*Returning artists, please note that the $125 booth fee is a flat fee, and differs from the stacked fee (based on the number of artists in each booth space) used in previous years.
Community Tent: $40
Red Hot Art & Music provides space for twenty artists in three Community Tents. These shared spaces allow emerging artists the opportunity to participate in an art fair in a low-cost manner. Each artist has an approximate 5 x 5′ space within which to display their art.
All artists in the Community Tents are required to provide their own display table (not larger than 5′ by 3′) and chair. Artists must supply their own display materials. There are no means of hanging art from the tent itself—all displays must be self-supporting. Artists within the Community Tents are responsible for the collection of all payments and fees for their own sales.
Please note: the Community Tents have tops but do not have walls. Please plan accordingly. Spaces within the Community Tent will be assigned. No extra space will be available.
If accepted, the Community Tent fee is $40 (non-refundable) for the weekend.
Acceptance into Red Hot Art & Music:
If accepted to participate, artists will receive a contract to sign and return to the Stevens Square Community Organization with your booth or community tent fee.
All artists will be notified of their acceptance/non-acceptance into Red Hot Art & Music by May 13th.
New in 2015: Juried Prize
The Stevens Square Community Organization is proud to announce the creation of three Juried prizes for participating Red Hot artists. Each prize will have a monetary value. Please check our website in May for more information!
If you have any questions about the festival or the application process, please email: