Call for Artists: Mac-Grove Fest 2019


Macalester-Groveland Community Council


Mac-Grove Fest is an annual summer community festival on the 2nd Saturday of September. The Fest seeks to celebrate all the cultures and communities of Saint Paul through interactive activities, performances, games, food and fun. This is event is free and open to all. Learn more about the event here, and view photos from previous years here.

To participate as a local artist/group/organization, submit all materials no later than June 2, 2019. 

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Event Information

Mac-Grove Fest is Saturday, September 7 from 2p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Groveland Fields (2021 St. Clair Ave) in Saint Paul.

There are multiple ways to get involved as an artist, group, or organization with Mac-Grove Fest!

  • Live Performances – the stage at Mac-Grove Fest is one of the main attractions. We are looking to fill four 45-minute sets during the 4-hour festival.  A stipend of $200 is available to each confirmed act.
  • Art Activities – the Fest attracts people of all ages. Kids, teens, and seniors all engage in the activities offered. We are looking for four artists/groups/organizations to lead art activities during the 4-hour festival. A stipend of $130 is available to each confirmed activity lead.
  • Marketplace vendor – Not sure you want to perform or lead an activity? Artists, groups, organizations, and businesses are welcome to participate as a marketplace vendor. Vendor fees range from $30 (table and chairs) to $75 (space for personal tents). Sponsorship levels are available, contact Britta.

Additional Marketplace Vendor Information:

The $30 vendor level reserves your space, and includes 1 8ft x 3ft table and 2 chairs. Vendors are not allowed to have tents in their space at this level.

The $75 vendor level reserves your space, and includes 1 8ft x 3ft table and 2 chairs. Outdoor booth spaces are 10’x10’. Artists are required to furnish a tent with canopy. Tents must be free standing with pole weights; staking tents into the ground is not allowed.

Vendors must remain at their exhibit area during event hours. When available, volunteers may be used for short relief periods. Smoking is prohibited in Saint Paul parks; no smoking is allowed in the booths.

Vendors retain all proceeds from their sales and are responsible for collecting and reporting appropriate taxes. Valid Minnesota Sales Tax ID certificate must be displayed clearly in the artist’s tent. Be sure to complete the ST-19 form and file with the Macalester-Groveland Community Council.

Groveland Fields are located in the heart of Macalester-Groveland, a neighborhood in Saint Paul. Macalester-Groveland is bounded by the Mississippi River to the West, Ayd Mill Road to the East, Summit Avenue to the North, and Randolph Avenue to the South. Mac-Grove Fest is not restricted to Macalester-Groveland residents, businesses, artists, groups, and organizations.

Dependent on the weather, expected attendance is 2,000. Event is held rain or shine; no refunds are issued.

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Apr 10th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Sunday, Jun 2nd 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists