Thanks for joining us for the 2023 Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival!

Artists hard at work during the 2022 festival
Vendor at the festival edition Makers Market

Working on the 2022 Community Mandala

LeAnna Wurzer working on her 2022 piece
Joel Yau's completed 2022 piece
Tom Janssen's completed 2022 piece
Bad Bad Hats performing at the 2022 DMSAF concert
Harmony Harris and Amanda Harris-Gibbs working on their 2022 chalk pieces
Festival goers enjoying the interactive games on Nicollet

Pedal to the Metal working on their aluminum pours

About the Festival

The 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 festival takes place annually the second weekend in August and features chalk and spray art, murals, performance, craft, food and fun! We hope to see you, your friends and family for this inclusive and joyful experience in the heart of downtown Minneapolis!

Originality of the Artwork

Each year we put out an artist call and participating artists are selected by a peer-artist jury based on artistic intent, originality, feasability, past work and experience and contribution to artistic diversity. Selected artists are contracted to create original works for the festival. Sadly, this year, we were made aware that a participating artist copied their work from another non-participating artist. We have since notified both artists and taken other appropriate actions to hold the offending artist accountable, while attempting to reduce the harm to the original artist. We affirm our commitment to upholding the intellectual property rights of participating artists, and will work to ensure that this unfortunate incident provides an opportunity for learning, acknowledgement, reparations and grace.

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. Sign up for a volunteer shift here.


If you have any questions about artist applications, volunteer opportunities or would like more information about the Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival, please contact Christian Huble at chuble@mplsdid.comĀ