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The Wayzata Art Experience took over Lake Street in downtown Wayzata in June 2019. More than 100 artists lined the street to show off their artwork. Roughly 15,000 people attended the weekend event.

WAYZATA — The Wayzata Art Experience is taking a break this year due to road construction in downtown Wayzata, according to a Jan. 20 news release from the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce.

The annual event, which features more than 100 artists displaying and selling their works, was scheduled for June 27-28, on Lake Street in downtown Wayzata.

“After extensive conversations with the committee and the city of Wayzata, we have decided that due to major construction in downtown Wayzata, it is in the best interest of our artists, sponsors and our guests to rest this year,” the release said. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming you back in 2021.”

Construction on Lake Street is scheduled to begin this spring, with the project slated to be finished in September. The Chamber notes the “greatest impact on the street” is scheduled to happen during the event.

The Chamber said it considered “all options,” including moving the event, but ultimately decided to cancel it for this year.

“Although we are disappointed and will miss the Wayzata Art Experience this year, we believe our location is a vital part of the Art Experience’s success, overlooking Lake Minnetonka, and we won’t settle for anything less,” the release said.

The 2021 Wayzata Art Experience is on the calendar for June 26-27, 2021, the Chamber said.

Melissa Turtinen is the community editor for Lakeshore Weekly News and Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about adding context to stories and informing people about what's going on in their community. She enjoys being outside, traveling and good beer.


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