Escape the Minneapolis Convention Center crowd, avoid your downtown parking nightmares, and instead, check out Southwest Journal‘s 14th Annual Home Improvement Fair—complete with ample parking, personal space, and more than three dozen home experts to tackle your ultimate homeowner “to-do” list.
The 2019 event will be hosted at Burroughs Elementary School in the Lynnhurst neighborhood of Minneapolis, and will feature some of the Twin Cities’ best remodelers, plumbers, painters, masons, landscapers, electricians, arborists, and more.
Exhibitors include Hanson Remodeling, a Minneapolis-based home building and remodeling firm that specializes in a little bit of everything. Dan Hanson and his team of professional carpenters and designers will take on your biggest (or smallest) projects year-round. From basements to backyards to bathrooms and more, Hanson Remodeling’s full-service firm has you covered from start to finish.
Perks include free admission, free coffee and treats, kids’ activities, and free presentations, including one hosted by PUUSTELLI USA, a national leader in Scandinavian kitchen cabinetry and design solutions. The presentation explores before-and-after case studies, the future of cabinetry, and several sleek, mod designs. While you’re there, ask about Miinus—their eco-friendly, sustainable kitchen cabinetry system with minimal ecological impact.
Check it out this weekend on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Burroughs Elementary School, 1601 W. 50th St., Minneapolis. Learn more here.
More happenings in the Twin Cities metro this week:
Haupt Antiek Market
Four days each month, Haupt Antiek Market comes to life with a unique theme, and this March, shoppers will experience a vintage “General Store.” Sift through antique items like old hardware, store counters, mannequins, grain sacks, and more. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ 7570 W. 147th St., Apple Valley, hauptantiek.com
Intro to Kumiko Wood Working
Want to incorporate a slice of Japanese flair to your space? With instructor Vince Wood, construct your own Kumiko—an ancient Japanese wood project. Take your pick between two designs: the asa-no-ha or the izutsu-tsunagi pattern. Thursday, 6-8 p.m. @ Twin Cities Maker, 3119 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, facebook.com
Bloom Away! Solo Exhibition by Annie Young
Blind artist Annie Young showcases her memories of the flower gardens she loved to tend and photograph before she lost her sight. With the anticipated arrival of spring around the corner, her acrylic paintings spark a feeling of excitement, joy, and warmth through color, texture, and light. Saturday, 7-9 p.m. @ Frameworks Gallery, 2022 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, facebook.com