Elk River's Art Soup - A Free Community Event

Coming to Elk River this Saturday, June 27th from 10am-6pm is the 11th annual ArtSoup Festival. Every year, this event brings swarms of people to downtown Elk River to articulate themselves and appreciate art in all forms. Hosted by the Elk River Arts Alliance, ArtSoup is the must-attend event of the summer. Over 4000 people typically attend this family friendly event and the projections are even higher for 2015.

This year’s festival features entertainment from seven groups, ranging from ballet to a country pop artist. Crankshaft is headlining the event, offering live music, best described as blues meets rock & roll. ArtSoup is filled with artists booths that cover the whole spectrum of the art community. This year, over 44 artists are exhibiting, including: glass artists, stained glass, pottery, woven rugs, South American crafts, jewelry, henna, photography, decorative paintings, and wooden carvings/burning. Every year, amazing food is available and this year is no exception. From local downtown vendors, to food trucks delivering delicious delights. McCoy’s Irish Pub will be flipping burgers outside their restaurant, Pompeii Pizzeria will be serving pizza, and Brain Freeze, an ice cream truck from Big Lake will be there as well.

Children’s activities include a balloon sculptor, art activities, and a magician who specializes in illusions and ventriloquism. Rumour has it, that someone may be cut in half by the magician this year!

This free community arts festival is a true example of a local event, with nearly every performer from Sherburne County! Hope to see you there! For more information, check out their Facebook page.