Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday Shows this Weekend, Dec. 15-17th

by Cindy Lindgren and Sharon Parker

There is still time for some holiday shopping this weekend around Minnesota. Check off everyone on your list by attending one of the following shows:

St. Paul

Sunday, December 17th, 1pm-5pm
Black Dog Cafe
308 E. Prince Street

December 14-January 7, 2018
Fridays 5pm-8pm, Saturdays 9am-3pm


Saturday, December 16th, 10am-4pm
Snyder and Oswald Visitor Center


Sunday December 17th, 9am-4pm
Sunnyside Gardens
3723 44th St. W.

Saturday, December 16, 5pm-9pm
2129 E Franklin Ave.

Sunday, December 17th, 12pm-6pm
701 N 5th Street

Sunday, December 17th, 10am-2pm
Solar Arts by Chowgirls
711 15th Ave NE

Saturday, December 16th, 12pm-5pm
Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.
1368 Lasalle Ave.

Thank you for supporting local artists. We are proud of our craft and appreciate your
support of our small businesses. Happy Holidays from HandmadeMN.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Handmade Gift Guide for Teens

by Cindy Lindgren
Are you looking for teen gifts this holiday? We've got some great items to share with you that are as individual as they are.

Packed with personality, an Upcycled Phone Case by beeperbebe.
Ear Bud Cord Organizer by Relaine. No more tangles!
For the book lover, Taconite bookends from the Minnesota Iron Range by Naturally Unique Rock.
A spa treat of Bath Truffles by BathNBeads
An inspirational bracelet by Suz and Roo.
A special fleece throw for the football fan by Auntie Mac.
Hand knit hat in  team spirit colors by Mellow Fury.
Stocking Stuffer Math Game by Sharon's Compendium.
A Stylish Corduroy Hat by Bound to be Creative

Minneapolis Notebook featuring Lake Calhoun area by Mendota Paper Co.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Minnesota Handmade Holiday Markets for Dec. 9–10

By Sharon Parker (Sharon's Compendium) and Cindy Lindgren

Black Forest Inn Christmas Market
This weekend brings some really terrific craft and art shows for enjoyable shopping of local art and handmade items — with refreshments!

Saturday, 9:30–4:30
Colin Powell Center
2924 Fourth Ave. S.
Minneapolis 55408
More than 130 women artists, including many members of HandmadeMN, live music throughout the day, and an on-site coffee shop with food and beverages; plus free covered parking in the nearby Wells Fargo ramp

Saturday, noon–5
Tattersall Distilling
1620 Central Ave. NE
Minneapolis 55413
Local small businesses and independent crafters, including members of HandmadeMN, plus cocktails.

Saturday, noon–4
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis 55413
Fifty studios will be open for holiday shopping this Saturday and next (Dec. 16)

Saturday, 10–6
301 SE Main St., Minneapolis 55414
Forty artists, music, a raffle to benefit charity, and refreshments

Saturday, 10–6
Casket Arts Building
671 17th Ave. NE
Minneapolis 55413
Craft fair–style marketplace with more than 40 artists and makers in the hallways on the first floor, plus live music and refreshments.

Saturday & Sunday, noon–6
Black Forest Inn
1 E 26th St.
German-style Christmas market in the banquet room (across the beer garden from the restaurant) with a dozen or more vendors selling affordable treasures and treats, many of them handmade and original, including soaps & lotions, jewelry, jams, fiber arts, clothing, and more.

Sundays, 9–4 (last one Dec. 17)
Sunnyside Gardens (in the greenhouse)
3723 W. 44th St.
Minneapolis 55410
Gifts and food, including ready-to-eat foods, from 60 independent vendors. 

Saturday, 11–4
California Building
2205 California St. NE
Minneapolis 55418
Open art studios throughout the building. Mojo Coffee Gallery (cafe) on the main floor.

Saturday & Sunday, noon–5
1916 S. Eighth St.
Minneapolis 55454
Original arts and crafts by local HeidiHouse artists and friends, starting at $5, from one-of-a-kind holiday cards & snuggley critters to vibrant landscape paintings.