“Love Local” Book Arts Festival and Holiday Sale


Join us for “Love Local” — MCBA’s annual Book Arts Festival and Holiday Sale!

Saturday, November 22; 10am to 5pm
at The Shop at MCBA and throughout Open Book

2014 marks the thirteenth big year of this exciting annual event, offering the most unique holiday shopping in town!

This year’s theme, Love Local, celebrates the rich craft traditions of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas — we’ve broadened the event to include artists working in tons of different mediums. Dozens of local and regional artists will be featured, selling handmade paper, artist’s books, blank journals, prints, posters, calendars, woodcraft, pottery, needlecrafts and all manner of gift items. Browse hundreds of unique items and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — heck, go ahead and pick up a little something for yourself, too. You deserve it.

The festivities also include free hands-on artmaking activities for all ages, wintry refreshments, and more. And as always, this event is free and open to the public!

We’re expanding the festival and sale to the second floor of Open Book to allow us to engage even more artists to bring you even more great goods. Creative adventure abounds throughout our whole building! If you have questions or would like more information, please contact The Shop at 612-215-2520.

This year’s artists and vendors include: Kennedy Prints; Bruno Press; Cave Paper; Studio On Fire; Lunalux; A to Z Letterpress; Milkweed Editions; Book Arts by Theresa Angelo; Kathy Bishop Photography; Ephemeral Press; Pandemonium Press; Cherry Press; Collette Cumella; Dad and Kiddo Pottery; New Leaf Letterpress; Treasures of Avalon; Carolyn Goldberg; Amaya G; Artichoke Press; LK Hanson; Celebration Books; Angela & AK Hed-Vincent; Hearts Beat Electric; Mary Holland; Karin Jacobson Design; Stephanie Kunze; Mary Lee; Angry Peanut Press; Erin Maurelli; Benito Medina; ByMN; note-ist; Sharon Parker; Sally Power; Jean Shannon; CB Sherlock; Angela Sprunger; Annie Walsh; Mary Witkus.