Sales + Events: March 27–April 1

A scene from “No Creature Loves an Empty Space” by Ginny Sims, courtesy Lacuna Gallery

Ginny Sims Artist Conversation:

Join Minneapolis-based ceramic artist Ginny Sims for tea and an artist conversation at Lacuna Gallery to discuss her current show, No Creature Loves an Empty Space. In her most recent work, Sims explores English tableware and factory ware from the 17th century to today, and plays with how these objects inhabit their surroundings with meaning—and how their surroundings project meaning onto them. The objects on display question what it means to be an object and offer a reflection of current political and social themes. Artist conversation Wednesday at 5 p.m.; exhibition on view through Saturday @ Lacuna Gallery, 3730 Chicago Ave., Studio A, Minneapolis, facebook.com/lacunagallerympls

Spring Antiques & Vintage Market:

This twice-a-year antique and vintage show presented by A Gathering of Friends Antiques Market features home furnishings and décor from 18 local dealers. Hosted within the airy greenhouse at Bachman’s flagship store in Minneapolis, the free show features primitives, architectural pieces, pine and oak furniture, cottage décor, vintage wares, accessories, collectibles, and pottery, with items continually restocked throughout the sale. Thursday & Friday from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. @ Bachman’s, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, agatheringoffriends.net

Gather & Plant: Botanical Easter Centerpiece Workshops:

Learn how to create your own unique spring centerpiece in time for Easter weekend at a series of planting workshops at Tangletown Gardens. Instructors will provide design guidance, planting steps, and advice for care and maintenance. The workshop fee is $50, which includes plants, container, and other materials, plus a complimentary beverage. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. & Saturday at 2 p.m. @ Tangletown Gardens, 5353 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis, register at tangletowngardens.com

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show:

This annual show returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center for two weekends, with home and garden vendors, decorating and gardening tips and trend presentations from interior designers, gardens on display, a floral design competition, a tiny home village, and a staged idea home. Celebrity guests include Paige Davis of Trading Spaces and Jason Cameron of DIY Network. Friday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday from noon-6 p.m. plus April 6-8 @ Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave. S., Minneapolis; tickets at homeandgardenshow.com

Arlee Park’s One Year Bash:

Modern vintage shop, Arlee Park, celebrates one year of business with a party. The corner boutique owned by twin sisters Jamie Hewitt Budnick and Ashley Hewitt Lemke sells a curated mix of thrifted home goods and wearables, such as ceramic mugs, books, jewelry, Persian rugs, accent chairs, kitchen ware, and ‘70s-inspired clothing, artfully displayed within the shop. The first 20 customers receive 25 percent off their entire purchase, and the first ten shoppers receive a goodie bag. Everyone else can draw for a percentage off at checkout—plus, enjoy live music, bites, and sips. Saturday from noon-5 p.m. @ Arlee Park, 3000 E. 50th St., Minneapolis, arleepark.com

“Spring Is in the Air” Floral Experience:

Immerse yourself in a unique floral experience with “Spring Is in the Air,” a new floral experience presented by Galleria in partnership with Bachman’s Floral. View floor-to-ceiling arrangements, floral installations, and specialty gardens made of springtime favorites such as hyacinths and tulips throughout the Edina shopping center, and view floral-inspired fashions and home goods at Galleria stores. The display is free to view during mall hours. Read more about the exhibition on the MNMO style blogOpens Sunday; on view through April 8 @ Galleria, France Ave. S. & 69th St., Edina, galleriaedina.com 

Bachman’s Spring Ideas House:

Get inspired to update your home for spring with Bachman’s spring ideas house. Schedule a self-guided tour of the house for fresh décor ideas, florals, and an array of green and blooming plants. A portion of proceeds benefits the Friends of the Institute, which supports the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Registration is $5 @ bachmans.com. Daily through April 15 @ Bachman’s on Lyndale, 6010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis 

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