• Get Creative at the Uptown Art Fair

     
    POSTED August 5, 2016
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy of Uptown Art fair

This weekend is the annual Uptown Art Fair. The three-day event features professional artwork in 12 different types of media, including ceramics, painting, jewelry and more. 350-plus artists from around the world will feature their artwork along Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue.

The fair is more than just showcasing; it also features an assortment of other attractions. There will be a youth art fair inside Calhoun Square on Saturday and Sunday. The fair provides young artists between the ages of 8-18 with the opportunity to show off their talents. A family imagination station sponsored by the Northern Clay Center also will take place over the weekend.

And don’t forget the food—indulge in tasty treats from 25 different vendors. Or, kick back and relax with a brew from the Summit Beer Garden while listening to live music. The Kitchen Window Culinary Arts Competition will feature teams of chefs and artists to create the most stunning culinary art.

The Uptown Art Fair is the winner of more than 130 International Festivals and Events Association Pinnacle Awards. Nearly 400,000 people attend annually, making it the second-most-attended event in Minnesota after the State Fair.

The smiling faces say it all: it’s great to be together again! In late June, the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority welcomed 18 executive meeting planners from across the country to the destination, marking the first assembly of a new customer advisory board (CAB) focused on meetings, conventions and trade shows.

 

The annual education luncheon and trade show of the Sacramento Sierra Nevada chapter of Meeting Professionals International brought out many fancy hats and the smaller accessories known as “fascinators,” a nod to the “Derby Days” theme. Held in the Clubhouse at the Cal Expo racetrack, the event’s bar served up mint juleps, another merry bow to the theme.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel