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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 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