Artisan Home Tour Fact Sheet

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• The Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes is presented by the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). With 66 years of home tour experience, adding the Artisan Home Tour was a natural extension of the Parade of Homes brand.

• The tour runs June 7th through the 15th, with 25 high-end homes open to the public. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm and Friday, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 6:00 pm.

• A ticket is required for entry, which can be purchased at the homes or online. A TourTicket provides entry into all 25 homes, priced at $30 at the door and $25 online. Single home tickets are also available at the door for $5.

• Proceeds ($10.00 of TourTickets and $2.00 of single home tickets) from ticket sales are tax deductible and benefit the BATC Foundation.

• Information about all the homes and builders can be found online at, and in a comprehensive guidebook which will be available at the homes or in flip-book form online.

• The Parade Craze app can be downloaded free for iPhone and Android devices, and includes searchable information about each of the homes with comments and map section. The app also allows tourers to use their smart phones as their ticket.

• Homes are located across the region, with six homes are located in Edina, three are in North Oaks and two each in Woodbury, Wayzata and Orono, plus ranging as far east as Afton, south in Prior Lake, and west in Orono.

• Architectural integrity and high-level finish quality was assured with an architectural review panel consisting of architects Mark Nessett and Bruce Knutson plus publisher and editor-in-chief of Artful Living Magazine, Frank Roffers.