This festival is funded in part through gracious support from The Hormel Foundation. This activity is also funded by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
August 23rd and 24th, 2014
Thank you to the 6,500 people who attended this years Festival! Next years Festival will be August 23rd & 24th, we hope to see you there!
The Austin ArtWorks Festival is a major investment in the culture of Austin, MN. A collaboration of community leaders are working on transforming the Historic Downtown Power Plant into a unique destination. This two day event will be an opportunity for the public to envision a revitalized use of this building. We are featuring visual, performing, media, and literary artists with ties to the Austin community. Join us for a true celebration of the arts because art works!