Dear friends and Nanten Pottery fans,
We hope this finds you and your families well during this strange and difficult time. You are likely looking forward to getting outside and to art fairs this season as much as we are. However, not knowing when the COVID-19-induced lockdowns will lift, we are unsure what will happen to art-fair season. Below is all of the information we have at the moment, and it will be updated whenever we learn new information. Scroll down to the specific show to find the most details.
Blessings to you and your family, and we hope to see you happy and healthy this summer!
Hironobu and Elizabeth Nishitateno
Scroll down to find details about each art fair.
EDINA ART FAIR: CANCELLED
LEEPER PARK ART FAIR: CANCELLED
MADISON ART FAIR: CANCELLED
MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL OF ARTS: CANCELLED
GENEVA ART FAIR: CANCELLED
LORING PARK ART FAIR: CANCELLED
POWDERHORN ART FAIR*: August 1-2, 2020 Minneapolis, MN *THIS ART FAIR WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE.
UPTOWN ART FAIR*: The promoters are determined to go forward with this art fair if they can, and they have changed things in order to do so. Their idea so far is to have 50 artists exhibit three consecutive weekends in a row, July 25-26, August 1-2, and August 8-9, 2020. We have requested a spot in the original Uptown weekend, August 8-9. NOTE: these weekends are two-day weekends (Saturday and Sunday), not three. *PLEASE CHECK BACK AT A LATER DATE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SEE IF THE FAIR WILL INDEED TAKE PLACE.
ART FAIR ON THE SQUARE (Lake Forest, IL)*: CANCELLED
GREENWICH VILLAGE ART FAIR*: September 19-20, 2020 Rockford, IL *NOTIFICATION PENDING...PLEASE CHECK BACK AT A LATER DATE.
ANNUAL FALL SALE AT MATT KROUSEY'S: October 2-4, 2020 Harris, MN
7TH ANNUAL UTSUWA MATSURI (open house): November 7-8, 2020 Loves Park, IL
Uptown Art Fair*
*If this fair does indeed take place, it will happen over three consecutive weekends, July 25-26, August 1-2, and August 8-9 (no Fridays, only Saturdays and Sundays). We have requested the latter dates, but please check back to make sure it will indeed take place.
When: August 8-9, 2020
Time: TBA, but usually: Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: TBA, but usually: West Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue
Phone: (612) 823-4581 or
Greenwich Village Art Fair*
*Pending notification on acceptance...please check back for updates
When: September 19-20, 2020
Admission: $5 tickets in advance, $7 tickets at the gate...Free for ages 12 and under *Tickets available at any Alpine Bank or the Rockford Art Museum Store
Time: Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Rockford Art Museum parking lot
Address: 711 N. Main Street in Rockford, IL
Phone: (815) 968-2787
Annual Fall Sale in the St. Croix Valley
When: October 2-4, 2020
Time: Friday: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Matthew Krousey's Home and Studio
Address: 2785 Stark Road in Harris, MN 55032
Phone: (320) 232-9135
7th Annual Utsuwa Matsuri (open house)
What: Join us at our studio and take your pick of regular items, new items, and seconds! See our tools and machinery, taste some authentic Japanese food, sit by the campfire, and chat with Nishi!
Extra fun: We're doing a giveaway this year, so be sure to come for a chance to win!!
When: November 7-8, 2020
Time: Saturday and Sunday:* 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. *Note that Sunday is Daylight Savings, so clocks are turned back at 2:00 a.m.
Place: Nanten Pottery Studio
Address: 7064 Harlem Road in Park, IL 61111
Phone: (815) 209-6725