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Last Minute Local Gift Guide

December 16, 2016

Just because you waited until the last minute to do your holiday shopping doesn’t mean anyone else should know. These local artists, and MN Original alumni, have you covered!


Maggie Thompson – Makwa Studios features the textile, art and fashion of Maggie Thompson with designs influenced by her Native Heritage.


Kristi Abbott – Whether as a print or shirt, Kristi Abbott’s unique approach to portraiture will have you taking a closer look her collage pop icons and pin-ups.


Amara Hark-Weber – These handmade, custom shoes change the way you walk through the world.

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Cantus – This album from renowned vocal chamber ensemble Cantus will quickly become your go to soundtrack for the holiday season.


Hippo Campus – This local indie rock group is on the cusp of releasing their highly anticipated debut album and if you didn’t know their name before, you will soon. Impress the young music fans in your life with a pre-order of ‘Landmark’.



Emily Gray Koehler – Printmaker Emily Koehler’s reduction woodblock prints are nature scenes informed by a childhood split between the farm and the forest.


Greta Claire – Greta Claire follows her instincts and lets what “feels right” inform her process. Check out her unique style and holiday sale!



Heid E. Erdrich – Poet, writer and filmmaker Heid Erdrich has added chef and cookbook author to the list with a delicious and local look at Indigenous food.


David Coggins – Painter, photographer and writer, David Coggins details alluring reflections in his book, Paris in Winter An Illustrated Memoir, sharing his lifelong love affair with the “City of Lights.”


There’s also still a healthy array of local art fairs this weekend and standbys like The Grand Hand Gallery, The Minnesota Center for Book Arts and the Northern Clay Center for your creatively inclined family and friends. Happy local shopping!



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