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.