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.