Sales + Events: February Spotlights Art in the Community

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

Sonder 2024

Photo courtesy of Sarah Edwards

The word “sonder” represents the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—a sentiment that is reflected through this artistic community event. This year, celebrate the creative talents and rich art scene that Minneapolis has to offer through engaging and unique experiences. Presented by connections agency Haus of Sonder, this one-of-a-kind event is fueled by curiosity, connection, and acceptance. Tickets required. Feb. 3, 6 p.m. @ Canopy by Hilton Minneapolis,

Totally Rad Vintage Fest

Reminisce on your favorite signature styles from decades past at Totally Rad Vintage Fest. This traveling market offers a diverse selection of clothing and accessories, as well as toys, records, home goods, and more. In addition to shopping, there will be a free-play vintage arcade, Rad Rewind Museum, and nostalgic photo ops. New this year is a display of 80s and 90s cars, courtesy of Back to the 80s. Tickets required. Feb. 3-4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Minneapolis Convention Center,

Ice Luminary Workshop

For our readers who continue to support our 2013 DIY “recipe” for ice globe lanterns, this workshop is a great beginner-level course into crafting your own for the season. Guided by the experienced Ice Wrangler of Wintercraft, the workshop delves into the fundamentals of crafting ice lanterns, as well as explores essential techniques including design elements, textures, and lighting effects. Included in the price of the class is a fluted 5-gallon ice lantern mold to take home. Feb. 10, 3-6 p.m. @ Water Works,

Cup Exchange

Photo courtesy of Walker Art Center

Make your mark on a Walker Art Center exhibit on Thursday, Feb. 15. Held in conjunction with solo exhibition “Tetsuya Yamada: Listening,” the artist welcomes guests to bring their most ordinary cups to exchange with one of his originals. After the event, each traded cup will become part of the exhibition. No prior registration required; cups are limited. Feb. 15, 5 p.m. @ Cargill Lounge,

Fiber Art for All: Winter in Bloom

What started in 2020 as a way to celebrate all things fiber art and textiles has evolved into a weeklong in-person/virtual event that offers numerous ways to foster new connections and spread the joy of fiber art in the community. Throughout the event, shop textile artists and makers at the Makers Market; create fiber flowers at Flora Borealis; explore a collection of textiles, garments, and quilted goods at the Fiber Finds Sale; and craft hand-stitched perfume sachets at Craft Night with Hyang Nang. Feb. 20-24, times vary,

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show

Warm up your winter at the 90th annual Home + Garden Show. Stop by iconic annual events and exhibits like Idea Home, Feature Gardens, and Art Walk—plus, take a look at new presentations and booths including “Make It, Take It” floral arrangements by The Flower Bar, The Living Wall presented by Lost in the Forrest, and The Pickleball Court presented by Smash Park. Celebrity appearances include Dave and Jenny Marrs of HGTV’s “Fixer to Fabulous,” Bryan Baeumier of HGTV’s “Renovation Island,” and television host, radio host, and author Stephanie Hansen. Tickets required. Feb. 21-25, times vary @ Minneapolis Convention Center, 

Tare Market Warehouse Sale Weekend

Minnesota’s first zero-waste market is gearing up for its biggest sale of the year, with items listed for 15%, 25%, and 50% off. The two-day event includes low-waste goods, select bulk foods, and more. Sale items will be finalized and released prior to the event on Facebook. Feb. 24-25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ 945 NE Broadway St., Minneapolis,

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