Sales + Events: July Features Tours of Homes, Gardens, and Art

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

Art at St. Kate’s

Produced by Artists’ Circle, this annual one-day art fair celebrates local art and fine craft. The festival, held on the triangle-shaped green space of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, hosts over 100 of the highest-quality juried artists, as well as strolling musicians, food trucks, and more. July 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ St. Catherine University,

Arboretum Auxiliary Private Garden Tour

The 39th annual Auxiliary Private Garden Tour is happening this month, featuring four private gardens to tour. In each garden, guests are welcome to explore the various plants, gorgeous colors, water features, and art pieces. Morning tours include brunch, while the evening tours will be followed by a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. All tours depart from the Arboretum. Tickets required. July 14-16, times vary @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum,

Crazy Days

Graphic courtesy of Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce

This Excelsior shopping festival encourages visitors to get a little crazy and shop can’t-miss deals from the city’s many local businesses. Participating retailers will be offering a variety of products and discounts. Times for shopping during the event are dependent on business’ operating hours. July 18-21, times vary @ Water Street, Excelsior,

Minnehaha Falls Art Fair

Hosted at one of the most popular parks in Minneapolis, the Minnehaha Falls Art Fair promises a one-of-a-kind experience for artists and shoppers alike. This year’s event will feature over 100 artist booths, live music, food, crafts, and more. Each artist will be offering items under $30 to encourage accessible shopping for all, and every participating vendor will be using sustainable materials to adhere to the event’s zero-waste mission. July 19, 3-8 p.m., July 20, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. @ Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, 

Luxury Home Tour

Midwest Home’s very own Luxury Home Tour is back with a gorgeous collection of homes across the Twin Cities metro available to explore. See stunning work from the industry’s finest and get inspired for your own home project during this three-weekend, self-guided tour. Tickets required. July 26-28, Aug. 2-4, Aug. 9-11, noon to 6 p.m., locations vary, 

Red Wing Area Studio Tour

The Red Wing Area Studio Tour strives to connect and uplift artists in and around the Red Wing area, including Bay City, Frontenac, Hager City, Hay Creek, Lake City, Prairie Island, Vasa, Welch, and Wacouta. On the tour, visit 15 studios, meet 40 artists, and experience the artistic culture of the area with live demonstrations and educational displays. July 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., locations vary,

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