As they celebrate 25 years, Textile Center is hosting Vintage Camp 2019—a jam-packed day of classes, trend talks, a raffle, silent auction, and all things vintage. For $85 (only $72 for members), you can enjoy the entire day’s festivities, or squeeze in one or two events at a reduced price. Here’s what to expect:
At 9:30 a.m., campers can participate in an upcycled jewelry class and transform textiles, beads, and notions into wearable accessories. Afterwards, the center is opening the floor to Twin Cities business owners to chat about today’s vintage trends. These local experts include Arlee Park co-owners Jamie Budnick and Ashley Lemke, Golden Pearl Vintage owner Audra Frizzell, Goldstein Museum of Design’s associate curator Jean McElvain, and Minneapolis Vintage Market’s founder Hayley Matthews-Jones.
The last class starts at 2 p.m. and guides campers into the realm of vintage overdye. Whether it’s a napkin, dish towel, or pillowcase, you’ll learn how to repurpose and revive your linens to give them that “new, but old” feel.
During your down time, snag tickets for the Retro Raffle or bid on vintage items for the silent auction. You can visit information tables from groups like Minnesota Lace Society, shop vendors, or even breeze through Linenpalooza—a vintage linen sale in the Textile Center Shop. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Textile Center, 3000 University Ave. SE #100, Minneapolis, textilecentermn.org
Other events happening across the metro this week include:
Lake Home & Cabin Show
Scope out rustic and specialty furniture, meet architects, builders, and remodelers, attend how-to seminars and demos, and more at the Lake Home & Cabin Show. Friday, 2-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis, lakehomeandcabinshow.com
Unloved Creatures Art Exhibit Open Reception
Colorful, quirky, whimsical, dark, and magical are all words to describe the art of Unloved Creatures. The exhibit features art by Eli Libson, Heather Renaux, Alex Kuno, and John Sauer. Friday, 7-11 p.m. @ Rogue Buddha Gallery, 357 13th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, facebook.com
Winter Art Fair
Whether you’re in the market for updated wardrobe accessories or indoor and outdoor decor, scroll no further. The vendors at the Winter Art Fair have just a little bit of everything, from wood to wearable art, paintings to photography, and culinary to crafts. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, winterartfair.umn.edu