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

  • 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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