Sales + Events: April is Filled With Art

This month’s sales and events highlights in and around the Twin Cities

Story & Teller Opening

Minneapolis’ latest home and lifestyle boutique, Story & Teller, is officially opening its doors April 1, with Grand Opening festivities happening April 13-14. Specializing in handmade and small-batch goods, the store features a carefully curated selection of products that uplift small creators and artisans. April 1 @ 316 N. 2nd St., Minneapolis,

Charcuterie Workshop

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Construct your own charcuterie board and learn about the art of food styling at one of this month’s charcuterie workshops, presented by From the Diner. These classes provide guests with knowledge of food selection, cheese cutting, meat folding techniques, and more. With ticket purchase, participants are provided with a palm leaf plate, meat, cheese, fruit, nuts, olives, crackers, jam, chocolate, and garnish. Select dates April 7-26 @ Forgotten Star Brewing, Wandering Leaf Brewing Co., Fountain Hill Winery, Back Channel Brewing, The Rusty Bumblebee, Alloy Brewing Co., 9 Mile Brewing, Omni Winery & Taproom, Crow River Winery,

Spring Festival: An Arts and Crafts Affair

This month, Shakopee welcomes hundreds of the nation’s finest artists and crafters to Canterbury Park, where guests can shop handcrafted, one-of-a-kind giftables, decor, and more. Throughout the event, there will also be hourly gift certificate drawings and numerous options for food and drink. Tickets are required, with free admission for children under 10 and discounted prices for seniors 62-plus. Paid admission applies for the entire weekend with a hand stamp. April 12, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., April 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Canterbury Park, 

Saint Paul Art Crawl

Since 1977, the St. Paul community has celebrated art through its twice-a-year art crawl, which has grown to encompass various venues across 10 different artist districts. Produced by the St. Paul Art Collective, the event will attract up to 20,000 crawlers with live music, local food, and art from 21 galleries and other venues across the city. The crawl is self-guided, allowing for guests to explore at their own pace and discover the beauty of art in St. Paul. April 12-14 @ Summit-Grand, West Side, Merriam Park, and Little Mekong Cultural District; April 19-21 @ West Seventh and Cathedral Hill; April 26-28 @ Downtown, Lowertown, Como, Payne-Phalen, and Raymond Station;

Art in Bloom

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia)’s Art in Bloom event—presented by Friends of the Institute—hosting 160 floral displays that interpret curator-chosen works from the museum’s collection. As part of the larger celebration, Party in Bloom (a ticketed event) will present guests with an exclusive, all-access experience among the blooming galleries. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are always appreciated. April 25-28 @ Minneapolis Institute of Art, 

Sip ‘N Shop

Shop goods from local artisans and makers while sipping on your favorite beverage at Buck Hill’s Sip ‘N Shop event. Buck ’54 Bar & Grill will be offering bloody marys, mimosas, and other craft cocktails, with a light wine tasting available to shoppers for $20. Vendor offerings include clothing, jewelry, candles, decor, and more. April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ Buck Hill Event Center,

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