2023 Holiday Shopping Guide

2023 Holiday Shopping Guide

Published November 1st, 2023 by Blaine Garrett

Keep it in the community this year, give original and meaningful gifts made by local artists.

Holiday Glass Market
Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts • November 25 - December 21, 2023
Support local glass artists this holiday season with a gift from Foci Minnesota Center for Glass Arts Gallery. We carry an array of glass gifts including tableware, jewelry, home decor, and fine art. The Holiday Glass Marketplace showcases a wide selection of ornaments and holiday theme decor alongside non-seasonal items.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm, Closed Mondays
Holiday Shopping at MCBA
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, 1011 S. Washington Ave, MPLS • Nov 1 - Dec 23, 2023, Popup Market Nov 25th
The Shop at Minnesota Center for Book Arts is bursting with bookish goodies this November and December! On top of the plethora of artists' books, zines, prints, journals, stationery, cards, and gifts we usually stock, find holiday-themed cards, decorations, and gifts! Visit us on Small Business Saturday (Saturday, November 25) and get a free poster with a $50 purchase—plus, enjoy artmaking activities in the lobby.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, open late on Thursdays until 7pm
Arts of the Holidays Show and Sale
Minnetonka Center for the Arts, 2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata • Oct 27 - Dec 23
It's like an art fair when you need it most! Arts of the Holidays is a curated collection of unique handmade art and fine craft items selected for character and value-ideal for holiday giving. Featuring the work of more than 100 artists, this sale is a holiday shopping must!
Hours: Available 24/7 online
Textile Center's Holiday Gallery Shop
Textile Center • Nov 1st - Dec 23rd, 2023
Each November and December, Textile Center’s shop doubles its size and transforms our gallery spaces into a fiber art shopping wonderland. From winter wear, home goods, kitchen textiles, and jewelry, to fiber art kits, books, ornaments, and more, you’ll find an enticing and tactile array of gifts for everyone on your list. Shop in store or online through December 23, and join us for special pop-up events including artist and guild demos, making opportunities, and special sales!
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Fresh Eye Gallery • Reception Friday, Nov 17th, Ongoing: Nov 16 to Dec 23, 2023
Fresh Eye Gallery is hosting its third annual extended holiday market. Yulemart is an over-the-top, gallery-turned-gift shop, and will feature petite handmade art and crafts that make perfect gifts for the holiday season. Yulemart will be open from November 16 to December 23 and will pair with Fandom, an exhibition of fan art featuring your favorite movies, music icons, movie stars, and more.
Hours: Reception Friday, November 17th, 6 - 8pm, Gallery hours November 16th - December 23rd, Thursdays & Fridays 11am - 6pm, Saturdays & Sundays 11am-4pm
Holiday Saturdays at NKB!
Northrup King Building • Saturdays in Nov 18th and Dec 23rd
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!
Hours: Every Saturday from noon to 4pm in November and December, through December 23rd. Special additional hours for Small Business Saturday on November 25th, December 2nd, and December 9th! Many studios and galleries will be open at 10am for your enjoyment and shopping ease. Can't make it in? Many of our artists have online shopping availability, too!
TMORA Holiday Shop
TMORA • November 4th - December 31st, 2023
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
Shop NewStudio Gallery
NewStudio Gallery, Online & 2303 Wycliff ST, St Paul • Nov & Dec
Shop Online and Pickup at Your Convenience
Hours: Available 24/7 online
Raging Art On
Gamut Gallery, 717 10th ST S MPLS • Nov 30th (Members Only Preview) Dec 1st - Jan 6th in-person & online through Jan 9th, 2024
That chill you’re feeling in the air means Gamut’s 12th 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 16 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, November 30th from 5pm–9pm, followed by 5 weeks of in-person shopping open to the public. Snowed in? We’ve got you covered. RAO will be shoppable online 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 9th. Happy holidays, gallery-goers!
Hours: In Person from December 1st - January 6th, 2024, with the Members Only preview on Nov. 30th. Sales will end online on January 9th.
Cream of the Crop Artists | Deck The Halls
511 2nd ST, Hudson • Friday, Dec 1st & Saturday Dec 2nd
Cream of the Crop Artists Gallery is participating in Deck The Halls and the Candlelight Stroll. 30+ artists, an art gallery and small businesses plus wagon rides and hot chocolate in Rivertown Hudson. Join us as we Deck the Halls of the Jono Gardens. Come for fun, shopping and sweet treats. Come see the Helmer Dance Studio’s talented Holly Doll Dancers pose as live mannequins in our front window. Wagon rides through Lakefront Park aglow with luminary candles set the mood for this holiday event. Festively decorated shops and bistros greet you with the sights and sounds of the season.
December 1st 4pm-9pm December 2nd 10am-5pm
Groveland Gallery's Winter Salon
Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, MPLS • Reception Saturday Dec, 2nd. Gallery hours through Jan 13
Groveland Gallery’s annual Winter Salon opens Saturday December 2, 2023. Unique to this exhibition, art can be purchased “off the wall”. New works will be hung throughout the six-week exhibition, so the collection will continue to surprise. Many of the pieces in this varied exhibition will be small-scale, offering plenty of opportunities to discover a gem from a favorite artist—or perhaps from a new one!
Hours: Opening Reception Saturday December 2nd 2pm - 5pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Saturday 12pm-5pm through January 13, 2024
Make & Mingle Winter Artists Market
Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E, St. Anthony • Thursday, Dec 7th
Silverwood is hosting a winter shopping market featuring local artists. Find the perfect holiday present, create a gift tag, and enjoy hot chocolate. Free event.
Hours: Thursday, December 7th, 2023 5:00 - 8:00 PM
ROBOTlove Pop Up
JOYCE, 114 N 3rd ST MPLS, • Nov 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th
Pop-Up Sale Showcasing Former Design Store ROBOTlove’s Unique Collection of Urban Vinyl and Art Collectibles at JOYCE in Minneapolis. Only Open 2 Weekends in November. At this two-weekend pop-up event, ROBOTlove will be offering the chance to purchase rare, limited edition urban vinyl art toys, sets of mini-figures from in-store displays, and assorted other items including artist signed collectibles from their collection.
Hours: November 11/12 & November 18/19 11am to 6pm
NEMAA Fall Open Studios
Various Locations Northeast MPLS • November 10th - 12th
A highlight of autumn! Hundreds of artists in several studio buildings and sites will be participating in this laid-back, art-focused open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis. New this year - heated shuttles will be running a loop in the Arts District for the entire weekend!
Hours: Friday, November 10th, 5:00 – 10:00 PM Saturday, November 11th, Noon – 8:00 PM Sunday, November 12th, Noon – 5:00 PM
RedHot Art Market
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center • Saturday, Dec 16th, 11am-5pm
Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center (CAFAC) will host its 8th annual RedHot Art Market on Saturday, December 16, from 11am to 5pm. This event is our biggest fundraiser of the year for our scholarship fund, with 30% of sales going towards the fund. Our scholarship program has never been more popular - as of October 2023 we have provided more than $10,000 in scholarships this year! The RedHot Art Market will have a wide variety of items for sale by our incredibly talented local community of artists & makers. It is a fun day filled with lots of good energy and creative joy, designed to allow artists & makers to help each other learn and flourish as a community. It’s an opportunity to support a creative community resource, buy some kick ass artwork, and have fun doing it.
Hours: Saturday, December 16th, 11am-5pm
Great Big Holiday Sale
Interact Gallery, 755 Prior Ave North, St. Paul & Online • Nov 13 - Dec 14, 2023
Looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one? Join us in person or online starting November 13 to find new drawings, paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber works, and wearable art from over 70 artists. The sale includes work at a variety of price points, special pieces from our archive, as well as tons of fresh work. As always, your purchase will directly support the artist. There are three ways to shop this year's sale: In person hours: Small Business Saturday, November 25th, 10 am - 4 pm, Sunday, November 26th, 10 am - 4 pm Or by appointment from November 13 through December 14, Online November 13th - January 1st
Artful Present
Veronique Wantz Gallery, 901 N 5th ST • Reception Nov 18th, Gallery Hours: Nov 19th - Dec 16th, 2023
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! Enoy a building-wide opening reception November 18th featuring live jazz and popup shops featuring Kar-Keat Chong and Yen Chee Design.
Reception Saturday, November 18th 10am - 7pm / 4 - 7pm champagne + wine / 5-7pm live jazz. Gallery Hours: November 18, 2023 - December 16, 2023 Fridays 11am - 3pm, Saturdays 11am - 4pm and by appointment

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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