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

Nanten Pottery

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 info@uptownminneapolis.com

URL:     www.uptownminneapolis.com/uptown-art-fair/



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

URL:     www.rockfordartmuseum.org/visitors

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

URL:     www.mkrouseyceramics.com/upcoming-events/2015/10/2/robert-briscoe-fall-sale

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

URL:     www.NantenPottery.com

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