Sales + Events: Aug. 14-19 features a home décor launch and art among the flowers

Vases with flowers on a wooden table
Photo courtesy Spacecrafting

Twin Cities shopping and event highlights for this week.

Gus* Modern Summer Sale

Explore the wide array of hexagon-, parallelogram-, and geometric-shaped furniture at a steep discount through Aug. 19. Gus* Modern, a Canadian-based furniture and home goods store, is offering 20 percent off their upholstered pieces, including sofas, sectionals, chairs, ottomans, and beds. Mod designs and bold color seamlessly blend looks and function to provide unique flair and the perfect accent (or focal point) to any space. So, before it’s too late, find an authorized retailer. (We’re here to make it easy: Habitation Furnishing + Design in St. Louis Park is the only store in Minnesota that carries Gus* Modern.) Now through Sunday. Regular hours at Habitation Furnishing + Design are Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. @ 4317 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park, gusmodern.com

Brooke & Lou Launch

Feel the power of a delicate finishing touch and a carefully curated detail with the long-anticipated Bria Hammel Interiors home décor launch. The new line, Brooke & Lou, is named after Principal Designer and CEO Bria Hammel’s two young children, and it is designed to create a family-oriented space that looks (and feels) beautiful and pragmatic, yet practical and “life-friendly.” The pieces are available Aug. 14, range from $50-$5,500, and include chairs, sofas, casegoods, exclusive wallpaper prints, pillows, and accessories like lamps, baskets, rugs, vases, and more. Launching Tuesday and exclusively online @ brookeandlou.com

Evaluating Your Home for Solar at Castle Building

Discover if your home is a good candidate for solar panels at Castle Building, a building and remodeling service, at their Evaluating Your Home for Solar class. You don’t have to wonder if your roof is suitable for panel installation, if it will generate enough power and electricity to keep your home operating with ease, or even if it will be cost-effective. Designed to be informational and educational, the classes at Castle Building offer far more than just a generic and often-too-confusing how-to. (Really, attendees received $100 off design and planning services!) The days of what-if’s and wondering are over. Saturday 10 a.m. @ Longfellow Showroom, 4020 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis, castlebri.com

Art in the Garden

In a showcase of all things art and nature, the sixth annual Art in the Garden festival welcomes talented artists in a wide variety of mediums including ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media, drawing/printmaking, photography, metal, painting, glass, and recycled art. Both days of the weekend art celebration will provide entertainment and live music, fab food, and free massages (say no more, right?), but Sunday goes above and beyond—boasting an Origami in the Garden community fold and a demonstration with Kendama toy expert Jacob Trebil. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Dr., Chaska, artinthegarden.umn.edu

Maker Days

See the long-time farmers, start-up food entrepreneurs, and city-favorite food trucks that keep the Twin Cities full of fresh, local, and affordable fare. Minneapolis Craft Market and Linden Hill’s Farmers Market join forces every weekend (rain or shine) to offer one the best open-air markets in the city. More than 50 vendors focused on selling, sampling, and savoring locally sourced food come together to provide the best. Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., outside of Settergren’s Hardware, 2813 West 43rd St., Minneapolis, facebook.com

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