The Austin ArtWorks Festival is a free two-day event in Austin, Minnesota held annually each August. Located in an historic power plant in the heart of the city, the festival was launched in 2012 as a celebration of local artists and those with a tie to our area; this summer, however, the festival will begin showcasing regionally and nationally known artists as well.
The ArtWorks Festival is designed to offer our community as well as those who visit from across the country a broad selection of experiences in the arts--visual, performing, literary, culinary, and more--in one celebratory weekend. We also strive to make our festival interactive by including family activities and demonstrations (e.g. glassblowing, wheel throwing, & metalwork). In three years the festival has become a staple of summer entertainment in the area, receiving rave reviews by local publications and visitors.