Arts & Performance

Minnesota WebFest 2019

Minnesota WebFest is the first film festival dedicated to the emerging web series format in the Midwest. Now in our third year, we bring the best web series in the world to Minnesota and showcase top Minnesota talent through screenings, networking events, educational talks and panels. This year, the festival is an all-weekend event that kicks off with a Minnesota Industry Night on Thursday, September 26th and concludes with an awards ceremony the evening of Saturday, September 28th.



The Art of Living with Dementia

A special reception to celebrate "the power of art and community for individuals living with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia" will be held at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts June 6, organizers say.

From 3-6 p.m., participants from the Memory Cafe and Dementia-Friendly City Initiative, as well as their family and friends, will be invited to view the new exhibit. A reception for the general public will from 6-8 p.m.

Art on the Lake

On the second weekend in June, Art on the Lake returns to Excelsior’s Commons Park at the end of picturesque Water Street. The fest includes fine art from a bevy of local and regional artists, who are selected by a jury process, in a wide variety of mediums—painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, sculpture, textiles, wood and more. Film and filmmakers will also be part of the event this year as Art on the Lake welcomes its nonprofit arts partner FilmNorth.

Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival

Light up the night at this peaceful, yet memorable outdoor event. Design your lantern and set it free on the still water, delve into delicious food from a range of local food trucks, jam to music and more.

Art of the Garden

The natural world has always inspired art. The Minnetonka Center for the Arts will exhibit works for the garden or inspired by gardens, from sculpture to paintings. Purchase a new garden piece or be inspired by these homages to nature.

Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in the heart of Loring Park with nearly 400 exhibitor booths, 40 delectable food vendors and four stages equipped with a live music and a variety of performances.

Wayzata Art Experience

On the north shore of Lake Minnetonka, see not only over 100 art vendors but also enjoy food trucks, beer and wine and sailboat rides as part of the Lake Minnetonka Summer Splash event.

Twin Cities Jazz Festival

Catch dozens of performances in Mears Park and surrounding downtown venues. Headlining this year’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival are saxophonist James Carter, Grammy-nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon, modern Cuban pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco and many others. Attend youth performances, clinics and masterclasses—all for free!


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