We’re Hiring – Executive Director (Part-Time)

The Executive Director works with a volunteer Board of Directors for the Dakota Center for the Arts. The main responsibility of the Executive Director is to oversee the annual Eagan Art Festival which draws over 10,000 visitors to this juried show of around 100 artists.

We are seeking an individual with strong project management experience, a passion for supporting the arts and the ability to foster key relationships in the community. The Eagan Art Festival believes in the value of each individual. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and levels of experience and celebrate diversity of the arts in our hiring process.

To view full posting details for this position click here.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by September 30th to christy@eaganartfestival.org.

Serve the Eagan Art Community – Join the Board

We have openings on our board!  We are looking for driven and passionate individuals. All of us on the board are either artists or art appreciators.  More importantly, we believe that art is an important part of Eagan and we want to be a part of making that happen. 

Read the board member responsibilities and then fill out an application so we can learn more about you.  Contact Board President Christy Williams at christy@eaganartfestival.org with questions and with your application.

Serve on a Committee

If focusing on one aspect of our work is more your style, then one of our committees is an option.  We currently have committees for marketing, volunteers, and fundraising. Do you have graphic design and social media skills?  Try Marketing.  Love recruiting people and delegating tasks?  Try Volunteering.  Ready to approach companies and give them an opportunity to support us?  Then Fundraising is your spot.  All the committees meet year-round as needed but do their heavy lifting in the spring and during the festival.  Contact christy@eaganartfestival.org to find your spot!

Artist Kelly Tate

Enjoy a variety of fine art. The Eagan Art Festival offers exceptional art in all media available for purchase directly from the artists.

Be dazzled by top-notch entertainment. Each year brings a broad spectrum of performers.  Watch for updates coming soon!  Have fun! Enjoy an artist demonstration in the Art Experience Tent.  There is something for everyone at this event!

Savor the selection of tasty treats. Choose from corn dogs, gyros, mini donuts and fresh squeezed lemonade and other traditional fare in a family-friendly venue. Enjoy your food selections at a table near the entertainment tent in the designated eating area.

Get involved. Join the festival as a  sponsor or volunteer and be a part of an unforgettable weekend. Dedicated sponsors keep the festival growing and free! Just a few hours of commitment from each of our volunteers goes a long way to making this event special for artists and visitors!


Looking for new ways to stay connected to your community?  Get involved in volunteerism through committee and board service with us.  Just email christy@eaganartfestival.org for more information.

More Art Events In Our Community:

  • Check out class schedules for the Eagan Art House  cityofeagan.com
  • Mark your calendars for special arts activities during Art Block every September.
  • Follow the Eagan Theater Company for seasonal performances.  etc-mn.com

Thank you to the following artists for providing the beautiful artwork above: Caitlin Dowling, Nick Ardito, Linda & Leah Bonine, Emily Groepper, Gary Grufman,Nancy Hovland, Aryn Kern, Olga Krasovska, Rakhi Penugonda, Jim Thurs, Mary Figg.