Art, crime prevention and spectacular fall colors. What do these three have in common? They blend together at the annual Fall Into the Arts Festival at Centennial Lakes Park.
Photography, jewelry, pottery, sculpture, wearable arts, glass, fiber, wood and paintings. No matter your taste, with more than 250 artists and sponsors, plus food vendors, there will be no shortage of choices.
Look for Brad Bernstein’s glass art among the wonderful selection. His technique is called lampworking, shaping glass with a torch. His crafted glass beads can be incorporated into jewelry or sold individually. He and his business partner and husband, Todd Shipman, are excited to return to the festival for a fifth year.
“Originally, we sought it out by its location,” Shipman says, “But all the artists really become friends. It has more culture tied to it than any other show.”
Some might even say that the location itself is a work of art. “It’s one of the most beautiful locations,” says festival executive director Michael Frey. “The leaves are just starting to change, the air is starting to get crisp; it’s a wonderful time to be outside and look at art.”
What could be better than a fall festival full of art? A fall festival full of art for a good cause.
Fall into the Arts is a fundraiser for the Edina Crime Prevention Fund. Find the festival's website here. The festival takes place at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S., Edina, on September 9 from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. and September 10 from 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. With so much to see, you might want to wear your walking shoes.