Riverfront Fine Arts Festival

Our Riverfront Fine Arts Festival began in the 1970’s! Currently, it takes place on the second weekend of September and runs in conjunction with the Defeat of Jesse James Days. Set along the idyllic Cannon River walkway, over 65 fine artists and craftspersons sell their work – ceramics, jewelry, paintings, fiber, wood and steel – there is something for everyone! We are looking forward to our 2020 festival, which will be held on September 12 & 13 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days – Rain or Shine!

Interested in participating in our 2020 Riverfront Fine Arts Festival? 

To be notified when applications open (June 1, 2020), please email heather@northfieldartsguild.org. Please note the application deadline of June 30, 2020.

Please see our Artist Page for more information on the 2019 exhibiting artists.

2020 RFAF Featured Booths:

Support the artists of the Guild’s Creating Community Club! All weekend, participants will be on hand to talk about the work they have created over the past year, and are selling at the festival.  Proceeds benefit the artists and the Creating Community Club program.

FREE art-making for all ages!  From 10 am – 3 pm both days come visit the Guild’s Inspiration Station along the river and have fun creating!


Thank you to all of the artists who share their talents with us, and to the many volunteers who make our festival a success! 

2020 Riverfront Fine Arts Festival Volunteer Opportunity:
During the weekend of September 12 & 13, 2020 you can help exhibiting artists by making this event a success! Help for an hour or two directing artist traffic, unloading vehicles, making coffee, delivering water and snacks to artists, handing out fliers, leading art making, and more!

We’d love your help! If interested, please email our Volunteer Manager, Megan Proft: megan@northfieldartsguild.org