This week : WAM Holiday Sale & No Coast Craft-O-Rama

It’s another two-fer!

From 3-6pm on Wednesday, Dec. 4, I’ll have my State Icons, mini ornaments, and card boxes for sale at the WAM Holiday Sale, which takes place in the Weisman Art Museum’s Riverview Gallery. You’ll also find at this show jewelry by Larissa Loden, and the work of other local artisans.

Weisman Art Museum - State Icon by redshoes26

Weisman Art Museum – State Icon by redshoes26

Then, from 3-8pm on Friday, Dec. 6, and 9am-5pm on Saturday, Dec. 7, I’ll be at No Coast Craft-O-Rama at the Midtown Global Market in Uptown. I’m so excited for this show! It’s the craft fair of the year for Minnesotans, and I’ve tried for six years to get in. I guess the sixth was the charm! I’m really looking forward to it. You can get all of your holiday shopping done at this one show. Find all of the talented vendors here.

Midtown Global Market - State Icon by redshoes26

Midtown Global Market – State Icon by redshoes26

Bring a friend and some comfy shoes!


This weekend : Craftstravaganza

Whatcha doing this weekend, May 11? You’re coming to see me at Craftstravaganza?

That’s what I thought!

The eighth annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and this year moves to the Eco Experience Building on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It will feature 90 artist booths, including redshoes26.


From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, you can browse a variety of cool crafts. It’s all work done by artists and designers, so you can meet the real creative forces behind the work being sold. Free workshops are scheduled throughout the day, and the first 100 shoppers will receive free swag bags with samples of vendors’ work and other goodies.

This year’s activities include opportunities to:

  • Make little books and buttons with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
  • Crochet, felt, and learn traditional Japanese braiding with the Textile Center
  • Learn about selling your art to a shop with the owners of I Like You
  • and more!

Craftstravaganza is free to attend, and there’s plenty of free parking around the Fairgrounds as well. I’ll see you there!

This weekend : Finch’s Holiday Time Boutique & Snap.Crafted.Pop 2.1

The busy holiday season of art and craft shows continues for me this weekend!

Frost Bank Tower - Texas Icon by redshoes26 design

Frost Bank Tower – Texas Icon by redshoes26 design

On Friday, Dec. 7, from 6-8:30 p.m., head to Rigby’s Sneak Peek, the VIP night of Finch’s Holiday Time Boutique in Minnetonka, an open-house-style sale at the event at a lovely home. The Sneak Peek event is currently sold out, but if you really want to go, there’s no harm in contacting the event coordinator and asking her to put you on the waiting list….

If you can’t squeeze into the VIP event on Friday, you’re in luck the rest of the weekend, when the show is open to all, and free. From 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, come see the work of redshoes26 design, including Minnesota Icons, greeting cards, and gift tags. While you check out the art and crafts being offered, enjoy hot apple cider and cookies. We artists have each donated to The American Cancer Society to participate in this show, and have created boatloads of unique items and gifts just in time for the holidays.

All sales will be final, and credit cards will not be accepted, unfortunately. So bring your cash (and personal checks, as those will work in a pinch).
Also on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., I’ll be at Snap.Crafted.Pop 2.1 at the former Bayers Hardware Store in the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis. The show will be both Saturday and Sunday, but redshoes26 design will only be there on Saturday.
I’ll have tons of State Icons, as well as holiday cards and gift tags, greeting cards, and large, matted State Icon prints. This event will have tons of really cool vendors–trust me. You don’t want to miss it! Buy local and handmade this holiday season. We artists appreciate it more than you know, and money stays in our local economy.
At Snap.Crafted.Pop, you can also bring your pet and have its photograph taken by a pro photographer. It’s SO GREAT having all the cute dogs wandering around the show after they get their photos snapped. I wish more shows were dog friendly.
See you at one of the shows!

This weekend : Nokomis Urban Craft Fair

With Halloween behind us, you may now feel comfortable thinking about holiday shopping. If so, I’ve got a great event for you to check out this Saturday, Nov. 10, in South Minneapolis: the Nokomis Urban Craft Fair. This is the fourth time I’ll be participating in this fair, and it might be small, but it draws big crowds. I love this show because it’s very indie, there is great variety in the items available from the creative vendors, the neighborhood really supports it, and it’s super organized.

I’ll be selling my Minnesota Icons, new Minnesota Icon ornaments, greeting cards, and paper jewelry.

Quilled paper earrings by redshoes26 design

Quilled paper earrings by redshoes26 design

You’ll also find jewelry from Shelly Cartmell and Larissa Loden, vegan and cruelty free makeup from The Elixery, and art and sparkly ornaments from DC Ice, plus many more fun vendors.

I really hope to see you there on Saturday! The doors open at 9 a.m., but you have to get there before the day gets away from you, because the fair closes at 3 p.m.

Nokomis Community Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Press : Love Your Space blog

One of the coolest things about being in art shows is meeting all kinds of people who do all kinds of things. At Art-A-Whirl earlier this month, I was lucky enough to meet Heather Peterson of the Love Your Space blog (among many other talents she possesses) when she visited the studio I was showing work in. She was a fan of my Minnesota Icons and, after we talked about them for a bit, she asked to snap some photos to include in a blog post focused on a subject she writes about frequently, Art You Can Afford. I of course agreed.

Here’s her post about redshoes26 design and my Minnesota Icons. Love Your Space is definitely being added to my weekly blog check-in. Heather writes about some fun topics that really appeal to me, like home design, designing on a budget, and space dilemmas. Thanks, Heather, for the lovely post, and keep up the great work!

Snippet from Love Your Space blog post about my Minnesota Icons

Snippet from the Love Your Space blog post about my Minnesota Icons