Sales + Events: 7/11-7/16

Red River Kitchen at the historic City House in St. Paul hosts Thursday’s Peddler craft market

by Jahna Peloquin (image courtesy Red River Kitchen)

The week’s top sales, shopping, and events for home and garden in the Twin Cities:

The Basilica of St. Mary Walking Tour: Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the first U.S. cathedral to be designated a Basilica during this walking tour. View spaces at the Basilica not generally available to the public, including the lower bell tower, organ pipe chambers, and the recently renovated Rectory. Tuesday, July 11 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. @ Basilica of St. Mary, 88 17th St. N., Minneapolis; registration is $10 @

Peddler: A Night Market on the Mississippi: Minneapolis Craft Market and Frank & Ernest Markets are partnering with the historic St. Paul event space, City House, for a weekly night market every Thursday in June. Shop handmade clothing, jewelry, home goods, prints, cards, packaged foods, and more from a curated selection of more than a dozen Minnesota makers, and enjoy craft food and drinks from Red River Kitchen along with local farmers and food makers. Thursday, July 13 from 4-9 p.m. @ Red River Kitchen – City House, 258 Mill St., St. Paul; view event page for a full list of makers

Nicollet Makers Market: The organizers of Craft’za are hosting this first-ever pop-up makers market in front of the IDS Center. Shop handmade goods by local artisans, including hand-drawn screen prints, locally produced luxury cosmetics, and more, plus a make-your-own-print station. Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. @ IDS Center outside Nicollet Mall entrance, 80 S. Eighth St., Minneapolis; view event page

Mill City Farmer’s Market: Mill City’s weekly farmer’s market has moved outdoors for the season. Shop for goods from more than 120 farmers, florist, food artisans, restaurants, and makers. This week’s featured makers include ArtAndes, Sally Fritz Clothing, and more. To learn more about this year’s home goods makers at the market, read Jahna Peloquin’s post on Midwest Home’s Home Dish blogSaturday, July 15 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Mill City Museum, 704 S. Second St., Minneapolis,

Garden Florals Design Workshop: Learn how to create a fresh floral arrangement with garden foliage in this hands-on workshop led by expert florist Diane Enge. The $50 ticket cost covers all materials used. Saturday, July 15 from 2-4 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7311, register @

The White Page Artist Market: Shop handmade goods from local makers and artists, including jewelry, paintings, ceramics, prints, clothing, and tintype photographs, at this independent gallery’s annual artist market. Makers include collaborative There There, a group of four female artisans who create distinctive jewelry, ceramics, and prints featured in our July issue. Saturday, July 15 & Sunday, July 16 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. @ The White Page, 3400 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis; view event page

Maker Days at Linden Hills Farmers’ Market: Shop for handmade goods from nearly 20 makers while stocking up on heirloom vegetables at this special maker’s edition of the Linden Hills Farmer’s Market. In partnership with Minneapolis Craft Market, the market features handcrafted goods include jewelry, clothing, home decor, pet gear, woodwork from 20 makers. Sunday, July 16 from 9 a.m.-noon @ Settergren of Linden Hills, 2813 43rd St. W., Minneapolis; view event page for a full list of makers

Auxiliary Private Summer Garden Tour: The Auxiliary hosts its annual garden tour this weekend. Tours include viewings of four gardens from on board luxury air-conditioned motor coaches. Each three-hour tour is followed by a champagne brunch, which is included in the $65 ticket price. (Note: July 18 and July 19 tours are sold out.) Sunday, July 16 at 10:30 a.m. @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, 612-625-9865, register at

Traditions Floor Model Sale: Save up to 70 percent on in-stock pieces during the local home store’s floor model sale at its Excelsior Boulevard and Grand Avenue stores. Now through July 29 @ 4245 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, 952-285-2777; 1039 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 651-222-5253;

Cooks’ Annual Trade-Up Event: In support of Women’s Advocates and Valley Outreach charities, Cooks of Crocus Hill is hosting a “trade-up” event for the month of July. Bring in your gently used cookware, and they’ll give you 20 percent off a new piece of cookware of your choice. Donations are being accepted at any of Cooks’ three retail locations. July 1-31 @ 877 Grand Ave., St. Paul; 324 S. Main St., Stillwater; and 208 N. First St., Minneapolis, 612-223-8167,



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