Artful Gift Giving Begins with Holiday Art Marts

This holiday shopping season is filled with a variety of markets showcasing local artists and their work

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One of Minnesota’s most significant natural resources—local artists—are ready to present their unique home decor, sculptures and paintings, textiles, and jewelry for your holiday shopping delight. Grab a friend and head to one, or several, of these upcoming art sales to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Not only will you be supporting the local economy—to which artists contribute vitally—but also purchasing singular items sure to bring joy and instill memories for years to come.

Soo Art Mart

Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis
December 2 – December 30
Wednesday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Ceramic sculpture by Betsy Alwin and everyday ceramics by Abby Mouw; small-press prints by Bruno Press by Mary Bruno; lively artwork by Tara Costello, Lisa Coyne, and Jennifer Davis; Cactus Boxes by TJ Moran; and objects by more than 50 artists.

Textile Center’s Holiday Gallery Shop

Textile Center, Minneapolis
Through December 24
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Twenty-eight new artists grace this annual holiday store, in addition to the Textile Center’s usual 80+ artists, with work ranging from wall art, to solar-powered hanging lanterns, to home goods, ornaments, and more.

Holiday Saturdays at NKB

Northrup King Building, Minneapolis
Through December 17
Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Photography, sculpture, framing, ceramics, candles, jewelry, paintings, mid-century modern furnishings: the old seed company is home to more than 350 artist studios and galleries. Get lost in the winding passageways and discover art you never imagined.

Artful Present

Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis
Through December 17
Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The contemporary fine art gallery in the North Loop, representing artists working in canvas, wood, paper, mixed media, ceramics, sculptures, textiles and glass, presents a holiday shop with two popups: modern jewelry by Yen Chee Design and curated home goods and lifestyle products by north house AGENDA.

Old-Fashioned Holiday Bazaar

Landmark Center, St. Paul
December 1-3
Thursday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
$5 for adults, free for children 12 and younger

Handcrafted items from more than over 60 vendors including woodwork, paintings, home décor, and woven art, along with music and treats.

Also, check out: Open Studio Holiday Market at Casket Arts and Great Big Holiday Sale at Interact

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