Facts About the 2017 Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes®

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  • The Artisan Home Tour by Parade of Homes is presented by the Builders
    Association of the Twin Cities (BATC). 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 9-25, with 19 high-end new homes open to the
    public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 6:00 pm all
    three weekends.
  • Additionally, two high-end remodeled homes are on the Artisan Home
    Tour this summer and will open the final weekend of the tour, June
    23-25, during the same hours from 12:00 to 6:00 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 25. Discount coupons
    are available at Holiday Stationstores starting May 25 and are
    redeemable online or at the door. Single tickets to visit a specific
    home are also available at the door for $5.
  • Some of the proceeds from ticket sales are donated to the BATC
    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 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 located primarily in the Western half of the Twin Cities,
    with most homes near Lake Minnetonka and in Edina.
  • Five homes have been energy tested and granted MN Green Path
    Energy-Tested status.
  • Visitors can enjoy wine or beer tastings each Friday from 3:00 to
    6:00 pm.
  • 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.


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