St. Paul's Grand Meander on Saturday, December 1st is a great way to kick off the December holiday season and celebrate community, buy local and support our local fine artists.
This daylong celebration along St. Paul's Grand Avenue includes breakfast with Santa, fire truck rides, Santa's reindeer, soup samplings and voting for the People's Choice Winner, musicians meadering the avenue and the annual tree lighting ceremony at 5:00. Also wander the streets of Tangletown and experience open studios of local artists. Click here for Grand Meander event details.
ART AT RAMSEY, a Juried Holiday Art Fair of quality fine crafts and fine art, is held in conjunction with Grand Meander at Ramsey Junior High, 1700 Summit Avenue, St. Paul 55105.
The 18th Annual ART AT RAMSEY features 75 juried local artists and is open from 10 to 5. The 19th Annual Youth Art Fair with local young artists ages 10-18 will also be at Ramsey from 10 to 4.
There will be everything from leather handbags and belts, watercolor paintings, silver and gold jewelry, baskets, and steel sculpture to woven scarves, dolls, fused glass pendants, woodcut prints, unique hand-dyed silk apparel, hand-carved wooden birds, mosaics, hand-woven rugs, hats, turned wood, original cards, hand-blown glass bowls, plus pottery tiles, vases, bowls, teapots and cups, and also Hmong needle work and holiday ornaments.
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Can't make this event but interested in other opportunities to buy quality work of local artists? Check out First Thursdays in the Arts District of Northeast Minneapolis, an Open Studio and Gallery Tour held the first Thursday of each month.
On December 6, 2012 nine buildings will be open from 5:00-9:00 p.m, featuring a multitude of painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, ceramists, textile and fiber artists, jewelers, furniture showrooms and more.
Some studios are also open other times, such as the Northrup King Building, which has dozens of studios open every Saturday 12 to 4. Check individual studios for open hours.
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- St. Paul's Grand Avenue… small town feel in the big city
- Mairs Concert Hall… recent renovation in St. Paul's Mac-Groveland neighborhood
- Antiques, beer and Juicy Blucys in St. Paul's Merriam Park
- Tangletown… special neighborhoods in both Minneapolis and St. Paul
- Trotter's Cafe… serving fresh and local in St. Paul's Merriam Park
- Northrup King Building, Northeast Minneapolis