Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival

August 12-15, 2021

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.
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. We can't wait to bring the festival back to the street in 2021 with more art, performance, craft and fun! We hope to see you for this inclusive and joyful experience in the heart of downtown Minneapolis!

In the meantime, you can still enjoy the amazing street art from the 2020 festival via the virtual art experience online.

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 Volunteers

Volunteers are critical to the festival's success and provide hospitality support to participating artists and festival goers. All you need is enthusiasm for street art, our downtown streets and the diverse audience of festival goers. All volunteers will receive a coveted Downtown Mpls Street Art Festival signature t-shirt and two lucky volunteers (selected by lottery) will join us for an exclusive opening night dinner with the artists. Sign up here!

Call for Artists

We thank all of the artists whose unique creations made the festival's first two years so special. Please watch here for the 2021 Downtown Mpls Street Art Festival Artist Call in early 2021.