Artisan Home Tour

Artisan Home Tour

Save the Dates: October 9-25, 2020

Open Fridays-Sundays, 11am-5pm

Imagine the life you’ll love to live. Housing First Minnesota is proud to introduce our Parade of Homes event, the Artisan Home Tour by the Parade of Homes. View the Twin Cities’ most gracious and well-appointed homes representing the vision and craftsmanship of some of the most respected and innovative homebuilders in the Metro area. The seventh annual Artisan Home Tour (2020) is your chance to step inside more than 30 homes designed and constructed by the region’s most exceptional builders and remodelers. These artisans create incredible residences that blend artistic vision with unmatched craftsmanship. For more information visit

Questions? Contact Casey Scozzari at 651-697-1954 or


Interested in Advertising in our Artisan Home Tour Guidebooks? See details here.

Logos and Graphics: Augment your entry with your own public relations or advertising. We have logos and graphics for to enhance your efforts. Please email  for more information. Remember to adhere to our service mark agreement.



2020 Timeline

*Timeline subject to change. For more information, contact 651-697-1954. 



Builder/team photography scheduled (as needed)



Entry submission materials due



Builder content due for Artisan Guidebook (information for builder & home pages)



Preferred placement ad deadline for Artisan Guidebook



Guidebook ad reservation deadline



Guidebook proofs released to builder



Guidebook & Parade Smart ad materials due



Entry payment due in full



Deadline for withdrawal from guidebook (partial refund based on withdrawal date)



Guidebook proofs due back from builder



Staffing information due (if builder is providing ticket-taker staff)



Parade Smart mobile app live


9/9/20 home/builder profile content live



Tickets for sale at



Builder event details due (wifi codes, emergency contact, completion date, final staffing details)



Guidebook published



Tickets for sale at Bachman’s



Holiday Station brochures with coupon on display



Builder & Remodeler Orientation


Aug/Oct TBD

Home photography (schedule directly with Landmark Photography upon home completion )


Sept/Oct TBD

Directionals delivered to entry + yard signs installed


10/9-11; 16-18; 23-25/20

Artisan Home Tour 2020; 11am-5pm



Remodelers Artisan Home Tour; 11am-5pm



Look Book ad reservation deadline



Look Book ad materials due



Look Book published



Builders may begin using Artisan Landmark photos in mass media formats


If you're interested in entering a home into the Artisan Home Tour, please contact Kori Meewes at (612-801-9874) or Brad Meewes at (651-269-2399).


If the Executive Board deems cancellation necessary based on the current guidance of Gov. Walz the following refund options will be available:

  1. Use the refund as a credit for a future event in 2021.
  2. Convert your refund to a charitable donation to the Housing First Foundation. By making a gift, your continued support will make a lasting impact on Homeless Veterans and families struggling with addiction.
  3. Request 100% of allocated refund be returned to the builder or remodeler.

If the event is cancelled prior to October 8, 2020 - 50% refund will be given.


Our foremost priority is the health and well-being of all industry members, their customers, and employees. We encourage all of our builders to take safety precautions in all showing appointments. Refer to the CDC for safety and cleaning recommendations. Our safety guidance for sales centers and work sites can be found here.

Safety Plans for Model Homes
As a consumer-facing business, you must follow the guidelines set out in Gov. Walz’s Executive Order 20-56, which require that you have a safety plan in place to ensure the safety of your team and guests. All consumer-facing businesses of all sizes throughout Minnesota will be doing the same. You may create your own, or you may modify this template provided by the state here.

All participating builders with models open will be required to sign off that they have completed a safety plan as mandated in the governor’s order. 

We offer the following practical tips that you may wish to include in your safety plan:

  • We require that all hosts and consumers wear masks.
  • Recommend a traffic flow through the home for guests (ie: enter through the front door and exit through the garage).
  • To reduce the surface contact, leave cabinet doors open, lights on, and rope off small rooms, if possible
  • Have disposable one-time use gloves available should a guest request them.
  • Post your safety cleaning process inside the home for guests to view (ex. Surfaces, door handles, etc. wiped down every hour).
  • Provide taped markers every 6 feet on the walkway leading to the home so that if guests need to queue outside, they are aware of the distance.
  • Limit the number of patrons allowed inside to no more than 10.

Safety Signage
All builders will be provided with a front-lawn sign with safety recommendations for our homebuyers, such as wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and not touching surfaces.



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