2021 Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes FAQs

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ROSEVILLE, MINN. (May 2021) – Housing First Minnesota’s ticketed, high-end home event, the Artisan Home Tour, will launch its eighth annual tour on June 11. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through June 27, the tour features 22 new homes and eight high-end remodels open the final weekend. Tickets are on sale online and in the app now, at Bachman’s starting May 24 or at the homes during the tour. Discount coupons are available at area Holiday Stationstores starting May 24.

What is the Artisan Home Tour?

A ticketed, scattered-site tour of high-end homes located across the Twin Cities. These luxurious residences have met minimum standards for price and finish level to participate. Both new homes and remodeled homes are offered on the tour.

Who produces the Artisan Home Tour?

Housing First Minnesota, presenter of the Parade of Homes and Remodelers Showcase®.

What steps is the Artisan Home Tour taking for guests’ health and safety?

The safety and well-being of our attendees, builders, and partners is our top priority. To provide a safe and enjoyable event, we will be following all CDC, federal, and state recommendations regarding COVID-19.

  • If you are sick, stay home. Contact the builder for options on setting up a private showing or virtual tour at a later date.
  • If required by the city where an Artisan home is located, face masks are required.
  • Some homes may require face masks.

While visiting the homes, please follow these guidelines for your safety and the safety of those around you:

If you are not fully vaccinated:

  • We encourage you to wear a face mask.


  • Carry a face mask with you in the event it is required/needed.
  • Please socially distance as you feel is appropriate.
  • Do not open cabinet doors and do not touch surfaces.
  • If you do not have a ticket, we encourage you download the Artisan Home Tour app and purchase your ticket online.

Ticketholder acknowledges, accepts, and assumes all risk in his/her participation and attendance in the tour which is undertaken with the knowledge and risk of the possibility of injury, illness, harm, and/or death, including without limitation, potential exposure to COVID-19. Ticketholder waives and discharges Housing First Minnesota and its members, employees, and affiliates from any and all liability resulting from any harm to Ticketholder. Ticketholder warrants he/she has not exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms during the past 14 days).

Please Note: Safety guidelines were updated as of 5/26/21 in accordance with CDC and state recommendations.

When does the Artisan Home Tour occur?

The Artisan Home Tour runs for three long weekends in June. Homes are open Fridays through Sundays from 12-6 p.m. New Artisan homes are open all three weekends; remodeled Artisan homes are open the final weekend only.

Is there a charge to attend the Artisan Home Tour?

Yes, you must have a ticket to tour any of the homes. A Tour Ticket allows you to visit all of the homes once and go to one home for a second visit. Tour Tickets can be purchased online at ArtisanHomeTour.org, in the Artisan Home Tour app, at one or more retail outlets, and at any of the Artisan homes (purchasing online or through retail outlets includes a discount). Single-home tickets can be purchased at any home for $5. All adults and children six years of age or older are required to have a ticket to enter the homes.

How do I get my ticket when I buy online?

When ordering online at ArtisanHomeTour.org, your ticket will be emailed to you. Check your spam or junk folder if you don’t see the tickets in your inbox. Please print your ticket or show your ticket on your smartphone when visiting the homes. Tickets may also be looked up at the homes by using the phone number and/or email address entered when your order was placed.

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.

How can I learn more about the homes?

Visit ArtisanHomeTour.org for complete information about all the builders, remodelers and homes you’ll see on the tour. You can also download the Artisan Home Tour app (free in the app store) where you can access all the homes, mapping as well as additional photography and a comments section to share your impressions of Artisan homes.

What should I bring with me?

  • Your ticket.
  • A face mask.
  • Booties/foot coverings or socks are required at all homes. A limited supply of booties will be available. Please reuse booties if you are visiting multiple homes.

What should I not bring?

  • Your camera. You can view photos of the homes in our Look Book and on the Artisan Home Tour website after the tour.
  • 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.
  • Download the Artisan Home Tour app on your smartphone to get quick directions to each home, view home details, share comments, and convert your paper ticket to a digital ticket.
  • Ticketholder grants Housing First Minnesota and its members permission to use images, likenesses, actions or statements in audio, video or photographic reproduction without further authorization or compensation.


Thank you to our Artisan Home Tour sponsors.