Who produces the Artisan Home Tour?
Housing First Minnesota, presenter of the Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase®.

Where can I pick up a guidebook for the Artisan Home Tour?
Free guidebooks for the tour are available at Kowalski’s Markets, Bachman’s, and Galleria starting May 20.

How much does it cost to attend the Artisan Home Tour?

  • $35 when purchased at any Artisan home during the tour.
  • $30 when purchased online at ArtisanHomeTour.org or using the Artisan Home Tour app.
  • $25 when purchased at Bachman’s locations.

An all-access ticket allows one-time admittance to all new and remodeled homes, plus one additional visit to one home of your choosing.

What if I only want to visit one home?
If you want to visit just one home, tickets to tour a single home can be purchased for $5 for a one-time entry.

What forms of payment will be accepted for tour tickets?
We recommend that you order your tickets online at ArtisanHomeTour.org or by downloading the Artisan Home Tour app. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover will be accepted for both online purchases and at the homes.

Why should I purchase a ticket in advance?
Save money and time by purchasing tickets before you get to the door.

Is there a charge for children?
Anyone age six or older will need to purchase a ticket. An adult must accompany and be responsible for children at all times in the homes.

Where does the money go from tickets purchased?
The Artisan Home Tour helps to support the work of the Housing First Minnesota Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of Housing First Minnesota members and supporters who contribute their time, materials, and expertise to help the Foundation continue its work building and remodeling safe housing for Minnesota’s homeless, veterans, and others in need.

When can I visit the homes?
Your ticket is good anytime during the nine days of the Artisan Home Tour. New homes are open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays June 7-23 from 12-6 p.m. each day. Remodeled homes are open the final weekend of the tour, June 21-23 from 12-6 p.m.

Do I drive directly to the home?
Usually. Please be mindful of any signage with parking restrictions when arriving at the home and read the directions in the guidebook or online for any other parking requirements.

Can I wear shoes in the homes?
No, shoes or bare feet are allowed. Socks or the tour booties provided at the homes are required for all attendees. Please wear shoes you can easily slide on and off. If you are visiting multiple homes, please hang onto your tour booties and reuse them.

What should I bring with me?

  • Your ticket.
  • The booties you picked up at your first home.
  • Your Artisan guidebook or mobile app on your phone.

What should I not bring?

  • Pets.
  • Food and beverages.
  • Baby strollers.

Are there other things I should keep in mind?

  • The Artisan Home Tour is a self-guided tour using your own vehicle.
  • Please observe “No Parking” signs and be considerate of the neighbors (especially not blocking their mailboxes or driveways).
  • The tour runs rain or shine.
  • Bathrooms are not available for use at the homes.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.

How do I enter the $1,000 Sweepstakes?
Click here to find out how to enter the Artisan Home Tour sweepstakes for a chance to win the $1,000 cash prize!