Sales + Events: Nov. 13-18 features holiday workshops, a winter art walk, and a homebuyers Q&A

Twin Cities shopping and events highlights this week.

Floral putting together a fall inspired arrangement

Homebuyers Q&A

Understanding today’s real estate market is tricky, so if you’re in the business of buying, making sure you’re ‘in the loop’ is more than just a suggestion. Join a professional realtor, loan officer, and insurance agent and learn the low-down on not only the home buying process, but how to get a mortgage, budget, and even understand the importance of homeowner’s insurance. Tuesday, 6-7 p.m. @ First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, 324 N. Sixth Ave., Minneapolis, eventbrite.com

Planning A Half Story/Attic Remodel

Think of all the potential possibilities that come along with revamping your half story or remodeling your unused (and slightly scary) attic from the bottom up. Experts at Castle Building have all the insider tips, tricks, and techniques to make your new space a  success. Tuesday, 6-7:30 p.m. @ 5 W. Diamond Lake Rd., Minneapolis, castlebri.com

Spruce Tip Workshop

‘Tis the season to start stirring about your pretty patio and the many ways you can give it some holiday spirit. This quick, one-hour class will teach you how to take your winter greens, berries, and stems and give them a jolt of Christmas joy. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. @ Gertens Greenhouse, 5500 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights, gertens.com

Decorating Trends

Have more time to spare? Extend your Gertens trip a little while longer and get up-to-date with the ever-evolving trends of holiday home design. By visiting both vintage and repurposed décor styles, you’ll be sure to find the perfect picks for any home, no matter what the vibe: from urban to country and classic to mod. Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. @ Gertens Greenhouse, 5500 Blaine Ave., Inver Grove Heights, gertens.com

Shopcicle Markets

If it’s the third Thursday of the month, the Union Depot in the heart of Lowertown is welcoming the St. Paul-favorite pop-up shop, Shopcicle Market. This month, the mobile market embraces the theme “Women Artisans” and will showcase female crafters, Minnesota makers, artisans, and entrepreneurs including ShopMode, Debbie Wolk Designs, and Whirls & Purls. Thursday, 3-8:30 p.m. @ Union Depot, 214 Fourth St. E., Suite 300, St. Paul, shopciclemn.com

Holly Days Sale Grand Opening

What’s an event without free hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a cash bar? Browse and buy different artistic creations from regional artists at the opening night extravaganza. Can’t make it? No problem—the sale runs through Dec. 22. Thursday, 4-8 p.m. @ Paradise Center for the Arts, 321 Central Ave. N., Faribault, paradisecenterforthearts.com 

Winona Art Walk & Tour

The Twin Cities has some magnificent makers, but travel south and you’ll find the artistry, talent, and attention to detail is equally astounding. Venture downtown Winona for a winter art walk and tour packed with promise, including screen printed art, photography, paintings, handmade furniture and home décor—great for gifts, but even better for you. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Franklin St. to Vila St., Winona, riverartsalliance.org 

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Need dreamy, fall-inspired décor to make a statement on your dining room table this Thanksgiving? Or maybe you’re looking for the perfect “thank you” for someone who has taken on the beast of hosting the holiday themselves? No matter what the circumstance may be, you’re covered. Make a gorgeous floral centerpiece at this how-to class. Sunday, 3-5 p.m. @ Mother Earth Gardens – Northeast, 2318 N.E. Lowry Ave., Minneapolis, eventbrite.com

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