“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 we’re broadening the event to include artist working in other media. This year’s theme, Love Local, celebrates the rich craft traditions of the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. We’re also 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. And our newly remodeled Shop (scheduled to open in early November) means there will be even more to celebrate!

The Book Arts Festival at MCBA celebrates the art of the book in Minnesota and beyond; each year we feature dozens of local and regional artists displaying and selling handmade books, journals, paper, prints and gifts. Browse hundreds of unique items and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list — heck, even pick up a little something for yourself. You’ve been good.

The festivities also include free hands-on artmaking activities for all ages, wintry refreshments, and more.

The Festival is always free and open to the public!

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact The Shop at 612-215-2520.

Artists and Vendors

Apply to be a vendor at this year’s Book Arts Festival and Holiday Sale!
Click here for the application form.