2021 Holiday Shopping Guide
Posted November 1st, 2021 by Blaine Garrett
Keep it in the community this year, give original and meaningful gifts made by local artists.
Holiday Saturdays are back at the Northrup King Building! Browse hundreds of unique and creative works from local artists and creators every Saturday during the months of November and December. Take care of all your holiday gift needs under one roof and rest easy with the knowledge that when you buy local, you never have to worry about shipping delays! It's a great year to support Minnesota artists and creative businesses! Every Saturday from noon to 4pm in November and December, through December 18th. Special extended hours for Small Business Saturday on November 27th! Many studios and galleries will be open from 10am to 6pm for your enjoyment and shopping ease.
Over 30 artists/artisans are working 'round the clock, keeping the kilns stoked, knitting feverishly, matting, mounting, framing, and making. All, to showcase their work at the Schmidt Holiday Market reboot this year - there's something for everyone. If you're looking for the #1 stop to shop for everyone on your list - this is it! C'mon over to the Schmidt @ 900 W. 7th Street, DOOR #1.
Hours: Friday & Saturday: 10am to 6pm, Sunday: 11am - 3pm
ROHO Collective and Chameleon Shops present a popup sale featuring works of art and craft items from artists of color.
Hours: Thursday - Saturday 11am - 6pm
Come by our glassblowing studio to browse a variety of glass art pieces made by local artists. Enjoy a hot beverage outdoors and watch free glass flameworking demonstrations! We will be offering a special discount for Flameworking Glass Straw classes for only $50 ($75 value)! Items such as sculpture, jewelry, glassware, ornaments, and more will be available! Our gallery has a current show taking place, Lucent: An Exhibition in Glass Jewelry, with beautiful high-end pieces made by both local and international artists.
Hours: 10am - 4pm
Join us at The Museum of Russian Art (TMORA) as we celebrate the holiday season! The award-winning Shop at TMORA transforms into The Holiday Shop - filled with a wide array of winter treasures from the Slavic tradition. Hand-carved ornaments, tasty treats from the Slavic kitchen, artful greetings, and many other unique and joyful notes of the Russian winter fill this "gallery within a gallery."
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm, Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Fresh Eye Gallery is hosting an extended holiday market exhibition called Yulemart! This over-the-top, gallery-turned-gift shop features petite handmade art and gifts for the holiday season. We’re turning the gallery into a festive, bright and blingy, immersive winter experience.
Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm
Interact invites you to their annual holiday sale, featuring new drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber works, and wearable art from over 60 Interact artists. Join in person or online to find work from a variety of price points, special pieces from our archive, as well as tons of fresh work. Your purchase will directly support the artist.
Online 24 hours per day, In-Person: Saturday, November 27, 10a - 4pm, Sunday, November 28, 10a - 4pm, or by appointment, Monday - Wednesday
Visit Isle Gallery for their upcoming Holiday Art Show featuring fine arts and crafts from over 10 artists. Held over 3 weekends to accommodate your schedule.
Hours: Opening: Friday November 19th 4pm-8pm, Weekends through Dec 5th: Friday 4-7pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am - 6pm.
Gamut Gallery’s annual holiday pop-up, Raging Art On returns this year as our biggest shopping event, featuring floor-to-ceiling artwork, handcrafted gifts & more from over 50 MN Artists! Since the inception of Raging Art On in 2011, we have hand selected the artists, but leave the rest up to them! In doing so, they choose their “best of the best” artworks spanning all sizes & price points creating the full Gamut of work. The gallery will feature 25 NEW artists alongside familiar names that we have shown throughout the years. Gamut Gallery Members are invited to get a preview of the festivities on Wednesday December 1st from 5pm–9pm, followed by three weeks of in person shopping open to the public!
Hours: Wednesday through Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 4pm + BONUS hours Wednesday, 22nd 11am - 6pm
Celebrate the season at the Anderson Center's Annual Holiday Art Fair & Home Tour. Support the creative economy by shopping for hand-crafted treasures made by local & regional artists. Also tour the Historic Tower View Residence as it is lovingly decorated for the holidays by local designers and businesses. The Holiday Art Fair takes place inside the Tower View Barn, the Exhibition Gallery, the Potters Gallery, and the other interior spaces that connect them. This is a great opportunity to visit and explore. Original artwork is available for sale from artists working across all disciplines, such as paintings, photography, fine jewelry, textile rugs & quilts, hand-thrown ceramics, postcards, sculptures, woodwork, stoneware clay pottery, metalwork, woven baskets, and more.
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday 11pm - 4pm
Gifts in the Gallery is a juried, boutique-style holiday sale located in the beautifully decorated Inez Greenberg Gallery. Find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list. This two-week sale features a stunning array of items—including beautiful jewelry, ceramics, wood-turned home goods, and much more—handmade by over 50 local artists. Festive Reception: Tuesday, December 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Join us for the kick-off celebration with live music by Phil Berbig and door prizes!
Hours: Monday through Friday: 10am - 5pm, Saturday, Dec 11th 8am - 5pm (Indoor Farmers’ Market), Saturday, Dec 18th 9am - 5pm (Family Arts Day), Sunday: 1pm - 6pm
In our 29th year, we will have over 80 local woman artists selling their work in a variety of media including jewelry, photography, ceramics, fiber, painting, and more. Food vendors, and live music all day. Please note the new location. Admission is free, $1 voluntary donation at the door to the Musician's tip fund. Free parking on the streets nearby or for a nominal fee in the Phillips Eye Institute ramp nearby.
Hours: December 11th 9:30am – 4pm
Franconia Sculpture Park is excited to once again present Frost Fest at Franconia, a holiday market and bazaar where shoppers will find unique gifts by local artisans and vendors. This year’s event features food trucks, hot beverages, and holiday-themed art making activities.
Hours: December 11th 12pm-4pm
The Holiday Guide will be updated regularly. Check back often for more ways to give the gift of art this season.
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