Facts About the 2018 Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes

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  • The Artisan Home Tour by Parade of HomesSM is presented by BATC-Housing First Minnesota. A natural extension of the Parade of Homes brand, the Artisan Home Tour was launched in 2014 and allows high-end builders and remodelers a chance to show their most exceptional homes to the public.
  • The tour runs June 8-24, with 22 high-end new homes open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 p.m. all three weekends.
  • Additionally, five high-end remodeled homes are on the Artisan Home Tour this summer and will open the final weekend of the tour, June 22-24 from 12-6 p.m.
  • TourTickets offer entry into all of the new and remodeled homes, and can be purchased in several ways. TourTickets can be purchased online at ArtisanHomeTour.org for $25 starting May 5 or for $30 at the door of any Artisan home during the tour. Discounted tickets are available at local Bachman’s stores for $20 starting May 21 or discount coupons are available at Holiday Stationstores starting May 21 and are redeemable online or at the door. Single tickets to visit one home are also available at the door for $5.
  • A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation to help their work building and remodeling homes for area families in need.
  • Information about all the homes and builders can be found online at ArtisanHomeTour.org and in a comprehensive guidebook which will be available at Bachman’s, included in the summer edition of Artful Living magazine, available at each of the Artisan Homes and available online as an e-magazine.
  • The Parade Craze app can be downloaded free for iPhone and Android devices. It includes searchable information about each of the homes with comments, photos and a map section. The app also allows visitors to use their smartphones as their ticket.
  • Homes are primarily located in the western half of the Twin Cities, with most homes near Lake Minnetonka and in Edina.
  • Visitors that are at least 21 years old can enjoy wine or beer tastings each Friday from 3-6 p.m.
  • A look book of professional architectural photos of all the homes will be available in October, included with the fall issue of Artful Living magazine and online at ArtisanHomeTour.org.