Arts by the River

Riverfront Park

The 2014 Arts by the River is set for June 21 & 22, 2014!


Artists needed for the fourth annual Arts by the River festival. To apply go to "Artists" tab and click on "How to Apply"

Arts by the River in Mankato is an art and music festival dedicated to celebrating arts and music in the Southern Minnesota region. Located in the beautiful and recently completed Riverfront Park, Arts by the River brings together the community with the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of fine arts, experience artist demonstrations, listen to live music performances in the Vetter Stone Amphitheatre and enjoy fabulous food and drink vendors. There is also an area for children’s activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Arts by the River is a collaborative festival of Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, the Verizon Wireless Center, the City of Mankato and KMSU.


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