At least $150,000 changed hands at the 29th annual Great Northern Arts Festival this year, according to Executive Director Marie Horstead.
That’s on par with previous years for the event, which does not serve as much of a fundraiser for GNAF itself.
“We make a few grand off it just through administration, but really all that money goes from individuals to vendors and those vendors go home with it,” said Horstead. “For some people, they go home with $10,000 and that’s a really important part of their income for the entire year.”
This was Horstead’s last hurrah with the society. She led two summer festivals in her tenure and will be leaving her position in mid-December.