One of Minnesota’s most important natural resources, local artists, are ready to showcase their unique home decor, sculptures and paintings, textiles and jewelry for your holiday shopping pleasure. Grab a friend and head to one or more of these upcoming art sales to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Not only will you be supporting the local economy – to which artists contribute in a vital way – but you will also be purchasing unique items that will bring joy and instill memories for years to come.
Soo Art Mart
Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis
December 2 – December 30
Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ceramic sculpture by Betsy Alwin and everyday ceramics by Abby Mouw; small press prints by Bruno Press by Mary Bruno; animated artwork by Tara Costello, Lisa Coyne and Jennifer Davis; Cactus boxes by TJ Moran; and objects by more than 50 artists.
Textile Center Holiday Gallery Shop
Textile Center, Minneapolis
Until December 24
Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Twenty-eight new artists grace this annual holiday shop, in addition to the Textile Center’s regular 80+ artists, with works ranging from wall art to solar-powered hanging lanterns, homewares, ornaments, and more. .
Holiday Saturdays at NKB
Northrup King Building, Minneapolis
Until December 17
Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Photography, sculpture, framing, ceramics, candles, jewelry, paintings, mid-century modern furniture: the former seed company is home to more than 350 artist studios and galleries. Lose yourself in the winding passages and discover art you never imagined.
Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis
Until December 17
Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North Loop’s contemporary art gallery, representing artists working in canvas, wood, paper, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and glass, presents a holiday shop with two popups: jewelry modern designs from Yen Chee Design and homeware and lifestyle products from north house AGENDA.
Old Fashioned Holiday Bazaar
Landmark Center, St. Paul
Thursday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$5 for adults, free for children 12 and under
Handcrafted items from over 60 vendors, including woodwork, paintings, home décor and woven artwork, plus music and treats.
See also: Open Studio Holiday Market at Casket Arts and Big Holiday Sale at Interact