Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

Begins August 16, 2020

A community chalk mandala in progress during the 2019 Minneapolis Street Art Fest on Nicollet Mall. Tony Nelson Photography
A pile of colorful street chalk lies near a community mandala filled in by 2019 festival goers young and old.
Artist Randy Segura at work during the 2019 festival.
Artist Amanda Harris at work during the 2019 festival.
Street games and other activities delighted 2019 festival goers.
Artist Sig Natur at work during the 2019 festival.
Artist Shawn McCann's 3D Babe the Blue Ox chalk work amazes onlookers during the 2019 festival.
A young 2019 festival goer contributes to the community chalk mandala.
2019 festival goers play a game of giant chess as MPD Officer Her looks on.
Street Show artist Donte Mearon/Throwing Paint entertains 2019 festival goers.
DJ Mickey Breeze kept the beats coming during the 2019 festival.
zAmya Theater Company performs stories about hope and homelessness during the 2019 festival.
Artist Lee Noble's installation during the 2019 festival challenged Bauhaus ideals in honor of the movement's 100th anniversary.
A colorful array of spent spray paint cans used by 2019 festival artists.

About the Festival

The annual Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival is a free and unique downtown art experience for residents and visitors that celebrates street art in all its forms. This event will feature scattered site street art installations by 16 artists along Nicollet and Hennepin.

The 2020 Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival is adjusting to provide social distancing and enhanced public health practices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Street artists will have their work completed and ready for viewing on Sunday, August 16. Over the following few weeks, we invite you to downtown Minneapolis to view these scattered works of art at your own pace--whenever you are able--to provide ample social distancing.

We hope to see you for this inclusive and joyful experience in the heart of downtown Minneapolis!

Festival Sponsorship

Thank you to our hospitality sponsor AC Hotel Minneapolis for providing hotel space for our street artists.

Please review our sponsorship package and contact lmiddag@mplsdid.com for more information.

Call for Artists

Thank you to all who applied during our call for artists. We appreciate your interest in taking part in the Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival. This year's call for artists is closed. Check back for future opportunitites.