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Arts A’Fair

Arts A’Fair

Arts A’Fair strives to showcase the best of the vibrant performing arts community throughout the state of Minnesota and aims to present a wide and exemplary range of genres, cultures, ages and expertise. Arts organizations and individual performing artists are selected each year to entertain fair guests in pop-up showcases throughout the fairgrounds.

Request for Proposals: We are currently accepting proposals from Minnesota performing artists and performing arts organizations who would like to share their work with 2024 Minnesota State Fair audiences in short pop-up performances as part of the Arts A’Fair program. Opportunities to connect with audience members are included in conjunction with pop-up performances.

Please download the 2024 Request for Proposals and visit the Arts A’Fair FAQ page for more information. Submission deadline is Friday, April 12, 2024.

For further information, please email artsafair@mnstatefair.org or call 651-288-4395.

Past Arts A’Fair participants include:

  • Ballet Minnesota
  • Black Storytellers Alliance
  • Bucket Brigade Theater
  • CAAM Chinese Dance Theater
  • Captain Willy DeWitt – Comedy Stunt Show
  • Carly Wicks
  • Children’s Theatre Company
  • Chicks on Sticks
  • Collide Theatrical Dance Company
  • Dreamland Arts
  • Duniya Drum & Dance
  • Green T Productions
  • Grupo de Danzas Colombianas in MN
  • HUGE Improv Theater
  • Ifrah Mansour
  • In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre
  • Interact Theater Company
  • James Sewell Ballet
  • Keane Sense of Rhythm
  • Little Coyote Puppet Theater + Pinwheel Arts and Movement Studio
  • Live Action Set
  • Lyric Arts Main Street Stage
  • Mexica Yolotl
  • Minnesota Centennial Showboat
  • Minnesota History Theatre
  • Mixed Precipitation
  • Mu Performing Arts
  • Open Eye Theatre
  • Rubber Chicken Theater
  • Rhythmically Speaking
  • Shakespeare & Company
  • Skylark Opera Theatre
  • Sod House Theater
  • South Asian Arts & Theater House
  • Stages Theatre Company
  • Street Sweeper Cirkus
  • Students of the Ragamala Training Center
  • Summerset Theatre
  • TaikoArts Midwest
  • That Clown Show
  • The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company
  • Theater for the Thirsty
  • Theatre Elision
  • Theatre of Fools
  • Theatre Unbound
  • TigerLion Arts
  • Twin Cities Trapeze Center
  • Voice of Culture Drum & Dance
  • Yellow Apple Circus
  • Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
  • Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre