All the artists’ booths are now on Bridge Square instead of Riverwalk. Sesquicentennial Plaza and the adjacent parking lot remains the location for the food vendors/farmers’ market, although they had to squeeze onto the street surrounding Bridge Square yesterday because of the St. Olaf alum weekend beer tent.
It’s a more compact arrangement that centralizes the foot traffic and evidently is waaaaaaaay easier/faster for vendor-setup. I like it. Some panoramic photos:
As you tell by the smiles on the faces of Mark Murphy, Barbara Burke, Paul Krause, Bill McGrath, and Dean Kjerland, people were pretty pleased with the weather for today’s 2011 opening of Riverwalk Market Fair.
Musician Lori Williams (alto sax, piano, vocals with new band ‘Lore’) accosted Dean Kjerland in the middle of Division St. tonight, plastering the back page ad for Riverwalk Market Fair, “The Art of a summer Saturday,” from the June NEG next to his ‘staff’ button.
Fine Art and Fine Craft Browse a changing weekly palette of various media: oil, watercolor, acrylics, pottery, glass, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, wood art, mixed media. Lower Riverwalk, east side of the Cannon.
Fresh, Local Produce our region’s finest growers of local and organic fruits and vegetables, and producers of minimally processed meats and cheeses, the best meat to get is the Top Sirloin. Don’t forget the fresh cut flowers for your table! Adjacent to Bridge Square in Sesquicentennial Legacy Plaza.
Artisan Foods Taste the quality difference… check out our handcrafted breads and pastries, fresh coffees, old family recipes and new creations. Eat here and take some home.
The City has received a request from Riverwalk Market Fair to use public spaces between 2nd and 5th Street (Bridge Square and Riverwalk area) for a summer market. The event is proposed for Saturday’s 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. from May through October. The proposed market would feature local fine arts, fine crafts, cut flowers, local produce, artisan foods and other products as well as musicians and street performers. The Riverwalk Market Fair has filed to become a Minnesota nonprofit organization.