Shopping + Events: April 11-16

by Jahna Peloquin

This week’s shopping and style highlights:


  • Midwest Home presents Kitchen Talk Panel: Designing for Your Space and Lifestyle: Join Midwest Home magazine and local design professionals at this complimentary Kitchen Talk panel discussion and get tips for planning a beautiful kitchen that suits your lifestyle and learn about cutting-edge design trends. 5 p.m. registration and light bites, 6 p.m. program, Wed., April 12 @ Warners’ Stellian, 3533 W. 70th St., Edina,; RSVP to for entry
  • Galleria Art Walls: Art of Edina, which spotlights community art in public spaces, has debuted its latest project: a pop-up exhibit of art walls at Edina shopping center Galleria, designed and curated by Jill Emmer and Paul Johnson, with help from local artists Matthew Custar and Chank Diesel. Located on the east side of Galleria on the upper and lower levels, the art walls make a great backdrop for selfies. For every art wall post (with the tags @galleriaedina and @freeartsmn plus the hashtag #galleriaartwalls on Instagram), Galleria will donate $5 to Free Arts Minnesota. Now through April 30 @ Galleria, France Ave. S. & 69th St., Edina, 952-925-4321,
  • Debut @ MOA Season-End Sale: The Mall of America is in the process of trading in a new group of craft-oriented brands at its multi-vendor shop, Debut, available beginning May 12. In the meantime, the store is offering specials on its current lineup of brands, with home goods including throws and throw pillows by Woolrich and a section devoted to Minnesota makers curated by West Elm Local. Now through April 15 @ Debut, Mall of America, 125 North Garden, Bloomington,
  • Lowertown Pop Maker Market: This annual market features handcrafted goods from nearly 50 makers including home decor. Highlights include hand-poured soy wax candles by Excelsior Candle Co., wood signs by Hagen and Oats, and glassware by Vandalia Glassworks. This crowdfunding market also donates 50 percent of ticket sales to nonprofit organization River’s Edge Academy and the other half going to one lucky Minnesota maker. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., April 15 @ Union Depot, 214 4th St. E., St. Paul,
  • Planning a Green Kitchen Remodel: Attend this free class led by Castle Building & Remodeling to learn about eco-friendly kitchen remodels, including budgeting, design tips, rebates, and environmentally conscious features. Bring photos of your own space to get started on the planning process. 10-11:30 a.m. Sat., April 15 @ the Natural Built Home Store 4020 Minnehaha Ave. S., Minneapolis; sign up @
  • Yardbird Furniture Opening Weekend: The Twin Cities’ newest home furnishings retailer specializes in wicker furniture built to last through the Minnesota winter. The new company will focus on selling direct to customer, both online and at their St. Louis Park showroom. The first two opening weekends include special promotional pricing. Get an inside look at the new location on the Home Dish blog. April 7-9 and April 14-16 @ Yardbird Furniture, 6501 Cambridge St., St. Louis Park, 877-927-2846,
  • Annual Dahlia Tuber Sale: The Minnesota Dahlia Society and Bachman’s presents this annual sale featuring more than 2,000 show-quality tubers of many varieties. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 15 @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612-861-7600,
  • AlwaysMod Store Closing Sale: After two years in its Golden Valley location, modern home décor store AlwaysMod, formerly Finnstyle, is closing its doors. The entire store, including goods by Alessi, Tom Dixon, Riedel, Chilewich, Georg Jensen, and Fritz Hansen, will be 30-80 percent off, and store fixtures, shelving, and all display items will also be available for sale. Get more details on the closing on the MnMo Style blog. March 24–mid-April @ AlwaysMod, 905 Decatur Ave. N., Golden Valley, 763-746-5600,

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