Art on the Red (formerly Grand Cities Art Fest) takes place in Grand Forks on the on the second full weekend of June. Hosting artists and artisans, food vendors and entertainers, Art on the Red caters to art lovers and festival-goers from around the region with two full days of art, food, kids' activities and art projects, live entertainment and more


Art on the Red 2019

This year, Art on the Red took place on June 8th and 9th at University Park. Due to the construction of Demers Avenue, the decision was made to move Art on the Red to a new location to ensure that our artists, vendors, and guests would have an enjoyable experience. There was an overwhelming amount of support for the new venue! Artists and guests alike loved the beautiful location, the shady canopy granted by the mature trees, and the soft grass that allowed for a cooler, more leisurely stroll. There were many activities for children as well as improved parking options.


Art on the Red 2020

Art on the Red 2020 will also be located at University Park with an estimate date being June 13th and 14th. Be sure to check back here as well as our Facebook page for additional updates and news. We expect applications to open up January 2020.



Art on the Red wouldn’t be possible without the support of sponsors.We would like to take a moment to thank and recognize all of our sponsors for Art on the Red 2019: The City of Grand Forks, GF Park District, Grand Forks Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Rydell Cars & Chevy Heartland, HB Sound and Light, and Icon Architecture Group. This event would not have been possible or successful without their help and support.

If you would like to learn more about how to become a sponsor for our future events, please reach out to Ra’Chel Alexander at rachel@publicartnd.org