Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

August 13–15, 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. The centerpiece of the festival is a two-block long chalk mural installation featuring works by more than 15 chalk artists.

Planning for this year's festival continues, and we are closely monitoring public health best practices and recommendations related to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are also thinking about innovative ways to present the festival while keeping the public safe should restrictions on gatherings in our communities continue later in the summer.

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

Festival Sponsorship

A wide variety of sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Please review our sponsorship package and contact lmiddag@mplsdid.com for more information.

Call for Artists

Chalk and spray paint artists are invited to apply for entry into the 2020 Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival. This year, along with the signature chalk festival, the call includes a handful of exclusive slots for spray paint artists. More than 7,500 people attended last year's festival, which featured more than 50 artists in chalk, spray paint, performance, craft and artisanal food.