This year marks the twentieth (!) year of the Minnesota College of Art and Design’s annual Art Sale and this is the year I finally marked time off my calendar to take advantage of the full experience. The MCAD Art Sale is held November 16 – 18th, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it’s the perfect chance to buy original pieces and get a jump on holiday shopping! Minneapolis is known for its local art scene and appreciation of local artisans of all kinds. Since I went to school for graphic design and can’t imagine a home without art, Wit & Delight is promoting the MCAD Art Sale this year in an effort to support local art and artists. We are so excited to announce that we are also holding a GIVEAWAY today through Wednesday, November 8th which ends at midnight! Simply, comment below and answer the following questions for a chance to win! Who is your favorite local artist? Also, who would you bring with you to preview night if you won and why? We will select two winners at random to be announced on the morning of Thursday, November 9th and each will be allocated 2 tickets (for yourself and a guest of your choice) to get into preview night, Thursday, November, 16th from 6-9pm, which is a $150 value! I will also be attending preview night and can’t wait to check out all the paintings, prints, drawings, photography and mixed media art.
Here are some of our favorite works from last year’s sale. We can’t wait to see what this year’s sale brings!
Bobby Rogers, ORIGINS: Spirit of Eve, i, $650
Ashley Mary, A two, $1189
Alexis Lund, Fifty Floors High, $50
Katelyn White, 16 (Untitled), $125
Sarah Swindle, Untitled (Island), $250
Abigail Palma, Eggfruit in Gouache, $100
Thien Ho, Khaotic Depths, $100
All images courtesy of MCAD
Feature Image: J. Renee Benda, Alone on a Twombly kind of day…, $875
BY Kate Arends - November 3, 2017
Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.