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2023 Accepted Artists
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Art on the Lake 2023

Saturday, June 10- Sunday, June 11, 2023

Schedule of Events

Saturday, June 10: 10 AM- 6 PM

Sunday, June 11: 10 AM- 4 PM

Applications open November 2022

Excelsior Art on the Lake is a high profile event and enjoys a loyal following of 18,000+ art admirers, collectors and buyers. Over 140 artists will be displaying original works amidst live music and a variety of food offerings. It is an engaging creative event that connects the artist's personal story with a vibrant lake community, while showcasing an array of outstanding artistic work from multiple disciplines. The historic lakeside village of Excelsior draws art enthusiasts from across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with its unique shops, galleries and restaurants.​Excelsior Art on the Lake provides an inspiring experience for both the artist and the public. Local musicians will entertain and regional food vendors will be onsite throughout the two-day event.

Want a Booth?

Do you want to participate in Art on the Lake, but don't fit the categories? Sponsor Art on the Lake a receive multiple deliverables, including a 10x10 booth space!

Allowed categories:

● Ceramics
● Drawing and Printmaking
● Eco Art
● Glass
● Jewelry
● Leather
● Metal
● Mixed Media
● Painting
● Photography
● Sculpture
● Textiles
● Wood
● Artisan Goods

Debbie Hart Awards

Debbie Hart was the original founder of Excelsior Art on the Lake. 

In her memory, The Debbie Hart Award is given to four artists, every year, who exemplify Debbie's spirit and values. Every category is taken into consideration, but since there are only four awards, each category may not be represented in the final awards selection.

Each winner receives a cash prize and will be invited back the following year with jury and single booth fee waived.

A designated team of jurors, each with a unique background in the field of art, will begin the jurying process.

Please make sure your booth is ready and at your artwork is displayed its best.

Criteria for the Debbie Hart judging process:

  • Originality
  • Quality of craftsmanship 
  • Booth presentation
  • Personal interaction and public engagement
Congrats to our 2022 Debbie Hart Award Winners!
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More information will be available soon!


Want to learn more about being an artist, sponsor, band, vendor, or volunteer? Email Carolynne Telford, Event Manager, today!

Thank you 2023 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Renewal by Andersen

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