MCAD 20th Annual Art Sale


Held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving, the MCAD Art Sale is your chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices.

2017 Dates and Ticket Prices

Thursday, Nov. 166:00–9:00 p.m.$150 BUY
Friday, Nov. 176:00–9:00 p.m.$25 $20 (this year only!)BUY
Saturday, Nov. 189:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Free 


Now in its twentieth year, the MCAD Art Sale is a Minnesota tradition that has generated more than $3,000,000 for emerging artists. All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or to the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund.

This event has gained a tremendous reputation as one of the nation's top destinations for affordable, appreciable artwork by leading-edge artists and designers who are creating not only what's new, but also what's next.


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Love Your Melon


BI Worldwide
Knock Logo
Outfront Logo


Friends of MCAD
Little & Company
The David and Leni Moore Family Foundation
Streeter & Associates


South Lyndale LIQUORS Logo


Wells Fargo Bank


Black Sheep Pizza–Nicollet Ave
Christos Greek Restaurant
Dunn Brother's
Fat Lorenzo's
Icehouse MPLS
Pancho Villa Mexican Restaurant
Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Rainbow Chinese Restaurant
StormKing Barbecue
Unique Food Solutions
Wedge Table
Wesley Andrews
Yum! Kitchen and Bakery

Interested in partnering with MCAD? View MCAD Art Sale Sponsorship Opportunities and contact Cindy Theis for more information at or 612.874.3777.


“Each year, MCAD opens its doors for a three-day art sale that can only be described as epic.” –City Pages

“Arguably the best original art sale in the Twin Cities.” –Star Tribune

“Ah, the MCAD Art Sale. The art hunter's dream come true . . . we can spend hours nitpicking through this amazing sale; the size and scope of it is simply, wonderfully maddening . . . Our advice? Wear a nut cup; collectors do not mess around.” –L'etoile

“Each year local art aficionados flock in droves to MCAD's annual art sale. Why? Well, combine hundreds of majorly talented student and alumni artists, over 7,000 works, price points under $1,000 (with most under $100) and you've got the recipe for a rabid, art-buying frenzy.” –Secrets of the City

“MCAD's annual art sale has become a must-stop for those wanting to add to their collection or folks who are just looking for something they love to hang on their wall.” –Pioneer Press

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