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Red Wing Arts Festival marks 51 years of fine art

One of Minnesota's oldest juried art fairs amongst arguably the prettiest scenery, Red Wing Arts Festival brings artists, art lovers and community together for two days at the peak of fall color. More than 100 talented artists, craft vendors, food trucks, musicians and family fun will be featured 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14-15, in historic downtown Red Wing.

Celebrating 51 years, the Red Wing Arts Festival boasts a great mix of high-quality work — painting, sculptures, jewelry, crafts, ceramics, textiles, photography and more — in a welcoming open air market environment. The festival offers the opportunity for some early holiday shopping — distinctive original handmade gifts in a wide range of prices from award-winning local, regional and nationally recognized artists and crafters — with lots to see and do beyond the arts.

This year will have a special focus on family-friendly activities including a children's art farm hosted by ArtReach Red Wing, face painting, and kid-friendly rock 'n' roll with The Bazillions.

Other activities include the Sister Black (Bike) Press where you can print your own poetry spoke card.

In addition to The Bazillions, there will be performances by singer-songwriter Tony Cuchetti, Red Wing Brass Quintet, Sound Strings Ensemble and singer-songwriter Nici Peper. The schedule is available online at