The Uptown Art Fair has been canceled for the second consecutive year after organizers cited "unanticipated challenges," including safety concerns and continued unrest in the neighborhood.
Catch up quick: The fair, which was planned for August 6-8 and typically draws up to 300,000 people, is centered at Lake Street and Hennepin Avenue.
- That's just a few blocks away from where Winston Smith and Deona Marie were killed in June, and where demonstrations have continued since.
- This would've been the fair's 57th year, with over 300 artists participating.
What they're saying: Organizers considered changing the location, but "because of multiple evolving issues and the logistics of a large-scale event, it was not executable," the Uptown Association said in a statement.
What's next: The association is looking into holding an arts-related event in the fall, executive director Jill Osiecki told the Star Tribune.
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