Posted November 1st, 2022 by Blaine Garrett
Keep it in the community this year, give original and meaningful gifts made by local artists.
Visit the Inez Greenberg Gallery in December to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your shopping list. This two-week, boutique-style sale features a stunning array of items—including silk scarves, beautiful jewelry, ceramics, blown glass, and much more.
Hours: Fridays 3pm - 8pm, Saturdays 9am - 8pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm
The Casket Arts Community is comprised of three beautifully renovated old factory buildings in Northeast Minneapolis, plus the NE Sculpture Gallery and outdoor sculpture occupied by artists and art based businesses. We are celebrating the holiday season and open for shopping throughout the three historic structures – the Casket Arts Building, the Carriage House and Factory. You are welcome to browse and shop artists studios and art-based businesses who are opening for the second Saturday in December
Hours: Saturday November 12th & Saturday December, 10th 11am - 4pm.
Join us in the Printmaking Studio and Gallery for a festive art show and our Holiday Bazaar. We have the most incredible selection of creative gifts and decor made by artists and artisans.
Hours: Saturday December 10th, 11:00am - 4:00pm
Support local artists this holiday season at Nine Mile Brewery - a one stop shop for everyone on your shopping list while enjoying a brew for yourself! There will be a great selection of handmade jewelry, pottery, home goods, and much more by 40 local artists. This holiday market will be located at the Nine Mile Brewing Company taproom in Bloomington, MN. This event is free and open to the public!
Friday, December 16, 5 - 10pm and Saturday, December 17, 12 - 8pm
Join Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center on Saturday, December 17th, 11am-5pm, for the 7th RedHot Art Market! This fun-filled holiday shopping event is also the largest fundraiser for CAFAC's scholarship fund. It's a day meant to fuel community as we mingle with friends old and new, support our local artisans, give that scholarship fund a little boost, and find some unique gifts for all of our loved ones. Featuring the original work of up to 30 talented artists and makers, you're sure to find something for all of your gift giving needs. We will have the entire shop filled with talented artists/makers with a huge array of awesome work to choose from! Please join us for this celebration of giving, gifting, and a great community of talented artists/makers.
Hours: Saturday, December 17th, 11am-5pm
That chill you're feeling in the air means Gamut's 11th annual holiday market Raging Art On (RAO) is back again to deck your halls! Since the inception of Raging Art On in 2011, we have hand selected the artists, but leave the rest up to them, leaving it up to the artists to choose their best of the best for the holiday pop-up shop. Always sourced locally, we’re excited to welcome over 50 participants this year, some names and faces you may be familiar with from past RAO’s plus 22 NEW artists. With the gallery walls filled from floor-to-ceiling showcasing original works of all price points and mediums, tick off everyone on your list in a single shopping trip at Gamut. Whether it’s pottery, fiber art, paintings, prints, apparel, jewelry, or home goods that catches your eye, everything in the collection is ready to take home with you that day – giving you plenty of time to put off wrapping ‘til the very last minute.
Members of the gallery are invited to preview the festivities on Thursday December 1st from 5pm–9pm, followed by three weeks of in-person shopping open to the public. Snowed in? We've got you covered. RAO will be shoppable on gamutgallerympls.com so that you can support your community consciously from the comfort of your home (jammies and cocoa optional). All work will remain online to shop through January 10th. Happy holidays, gallery goers!
Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, 11am - 6pm
Soo Art Mart: Artists Holiday Shop extravaganza is BACK! This year, we will be returning with a larger shop packed with perfect gifts for your perfect someone. Celebrate and support one of Minnesota's most important natural resources- our talented artists- by shopping at Soo Art Mart this December. SooVAC has created one of the Twin Cities most beloved artists' holiday shops for over a decade in multiple iterations. This year, we will be mixing it up by with more space and so many of your favorite- or soon to be favorite- Minnesota artists and makers. From ceramics to paintings, jewelry to clothing - find unique and one of a kind gifts for your loved ones and yourself. This is shopping you can feel good about-artists receive the majority of sales and the remainder supports SooVAC’s programming. Don’t be boring, buy art.
Hours: Opening Friday December 2nd from 11am - 6pm & Saturday December 3rd from 6 - 9pm. Regular hours: December 2nd - December 30th: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am - 5pm
Find the perfect gift this Holiday Season within Burnet Fine Art & Advisory's amazing online collection. Enjoy a curated selection of artist designed tote bags, art objects, artist books, and more. Conveniently shop online or in the gallery to browse their entire collection.
Hours: Always open Online November 25th - December 25th
This holiday season, join The Black Market Events, The Roho Collective, and Strive Bookstore for a month-long holiday market celebrating BIPOC joy, success, and creativity, on the street level of the historic Young Quinlan Building at 901 Nicollet Mall. Featuring 40+ local artists, makers, authors, and chefs, as well as a full schedule of special events, The Holiday Village highlights collaborative entrepreneurship and a community-oriented shopping experience. Visit the village and experience the gift of true joy. The market is supported by the Chameleon Shoppes initiative of the mpls downtown council. Chameleon’s mission is to connect, incubate, and accelerate BIPOC and women entrepreneurs as part of a movement to create a vibrant and inclusive Downtown Minneapolis.
Hours: Opening Weekend, November 26 & 27 11am - 6pm, Regular Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, November 30th - December 24th 11am - 6pm
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.
Hours: November 12th, November 19th, December 17th Noon - 4pm, Special Extended Hours on December 3rd & December 10th from 10am - 4pm, Small Business Saturday Hours November 26th from 10am - 6pm
Each November and December, Textile Center's artisan Shop expands and fills our gallery spaces with unique fiber art and textile goods for thoughtful gift giving. From wall art, wearable art, to home goods, ornaments, and more, you'll find an enticing and tactile array of gifts for everyone on your list!
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 4 PM
At TMORA Shop you will find a curated collection of holiday trim, gift items and epicurean delights celebrating the best of the decorative arts, culture and traditions from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 10am – 5pm, Saturday: 10am – 4pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm
Fresh Eye Gallery is hosting its second annual extended holiday market exhibition, Yulemart. This over-the-top, gallery-turned-gift shop will feature petite handmade art and gifts for the holiday season. Want to find something special or totally unique? Look no further! Join us for the opening reception on November 11th from 6-8pm. Over 50 local artists will have work on display including: atelier mamaku, Alison Bergblom Johnson, Martha Bird, Marrie Bottelson, Mandel Cameron, The Crone's Apprentice, Rhiannon Davis, Danielle Day, Deja Day, Ben DiNino, Philipo Dyauli, VCKSZ - Victoria Eidelsztein, Cory Farve, Chloe Geraty, Peter Giebink, Claire Goldstein, Madison K Gondreau, Will Gonzalez, Betsey Hodson, Roxana Kian, Kimberly A. Laudert, Leather and Velvet, nina martine robinson, Erin Maurelli, Kelly McNamara, Lynda Mullan, Sophia Munic, Van Nguyen, Ian Nystrom, Nathaniel Quenzer, Tami Reeves, Jonelle Salemi, Stacie Sampson, JobyLynn Sassily-James (sassijams), Katherine Schimmel, Paige Schrachta, Spacedoutlulu, stace of spades, Dan Stallsworth, Dorinda Tveit, Eddie Twait, Laura Wennstrom, CJ Weydert, Amy Wilderson, You’re the Party, and more! Plus our gift shop artists: Katie Blanchard, Cow Tipping Press, Nancy Cummins, Grainy Brain Coasters, Emma Eubanks, Fox & Fables, Frau Meow, Lynda Grafito, Kayla Koerner, Kari Lee Art, Genessis Lopez, Lena Osman, Sky Rios, Roseline’s Candles, Suyao Tian, Twin Cities Collage Collective, Soon-Wai Wong, Bekah Worley, and more!
Hours: Reception: Friday November 11th 6pm - 8pm. Gallery hours November 11th - December 23rd
Interact's annual holiday sale is back! Featuring new drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber works, and wearable art from 72 visual artists, it's a great place to find the perfect gift for friends and loved ones. The sale includes work from a variety of price points, special finds from Interact's 26-year archive, and tons of fresh work. As always, your purchase directly supports the artist.
Hours: Online shopping: Anytime November 14 - December 21.
In person: Thursday, November 17, 9am - 7pm, Saturday, November 26, 10am - 4pm, Sunday, November 27, 10am - 4 pm or by appointment
We Collective, Studios and Gallery offers a functional art boutique filled with local artist creations of clothing, handbags, shoes, scarfs, jewelry and scents. All perfect items to please for the gifting season.
Hours: Friday through Sunday 10am-2pm: November 18-20, November 25-27, December 9-11, December 16-18
Veronique Wantz Gallery presents their annual popup exhibition. The gallery will be bursting with stunning, affordable art and unique, one-of-a-kind gift ideas to treat someone special, or even yourself! Enjoy an evening of wine and live jazz at the November 19th kickoff party. Featuring work by Laurie Borggreve, Owen Brown, Cait Courneya, Sandra Felemovicius, Nathanael Flink, Kei Gratton, Valerie Grondin, Michael Hermansen, Jim Hillegass, Cynthia Holien, C. Anthony Huber, Jenny Keyser, Emma Le Konrad, Samuel Johnson, Eleanor McGough, Mike Murray, Andrew Nordin, Merick Reed, Liu Siyu, Katherine Story-Sutter, Dom Venzant, Susan Wagner, Wendy Westlake, and Kathy Wismar
Hours: Opening Reception November 19th 4pm - 7pm. Regular hours November 19, 2022 - December 23, 2022 Fridays 11am - 3pm Saturdays 11am - 4pm and by appointment
Cream of the Crop Artists from the Minnesota State Fair are in their gallery at 511 2nd St, Hudson, Wisconsin 54016 during the The Hudson Tour of Christmas Homes. This popular, Friday night or weekend day tour features four privately-owned homes and the historic Octagon House Museum decorated for the holiday season. We are here to be part of this kick off celebration of the holidays and glorious shopping season. Join us for original Artist made gifts and decor on 2nd Street in downtown Hudson.
Hours: Friday, November 18 Noon - 7pm Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm during the Hudson Tour of Christmas Homes
Come support your local non-profit Glass Arts Center on Small Business Saturday to shop our Holiday Glass Market at Foci MCGA and view free live glassblowing demonstrations. Browse a wide selection of glass art pieces made by local artists from high end home decor to fun stocking stuffers and more! Items such as sculpture, jewelry, tableware, ornaments, and season treats will be available!
Hours: Saturday November 26th 11am-4pm
Our halls are decked with art for a holiday shopping extravaganza. Shop 30+ local artists — gifts for everyone on your list. Get your bells on! Join us for food, festivities, and fun Thanksgiving weekend. Schmidt Artist Lofts • 900 West 7th, Saint Paul • Brewhouse Door 1
Hours: Friday & Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm
A winter shopping market featuring local artists at Silverwood Park. Find the perfect holiday present, create a gift tag, and enjoy hot chocolate. Free event/indoors.
Hours: Thursday, December 1st, 2022 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Franconia Sculpture Park is excited to present its 3rd Annual Frost Fest, an outdoor holiday market and bazaar featuring unique gifts by local artisans and vendors. The event also features live music, food trucks, hot beverages, and holiday-themed art making for the whole family. Come enjoy a mug of hot apple cider around the bonfire or a holiday-themed cocktail while knocking out your holiday shopping list!
Hours: December 3, 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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