EVENT: MCAD Art Sale, November 17–19, 2016 The Nation’s Largest College 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. Now in its nineteenth year, the sale is a Minnesota tradition that has generated more than $2,500,000 for emerging artists. This event has gained a tremendous reputation as the one of the nation’s top destinations for affordable, appreciable artwork by leading-edge artists who are creating not only what’s new, but what’s next.
WHAT TO SEE: Eye-catching, one-of-a-kind art created by MCAD students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices along with hundreds of eager, local art enthusiasts and shoppers. Nearly 7,000 pieces of art by 400 student and alumni artists are displayed throughout MCAD’s galleries and hallways and represent all media, including, paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, furniture, toys, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more.
WHEN: Opening Night: Thursday, November 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m. $150 Taste of Whittier food experience and valet parking Art Sale Friday, November 18, 6:00–9:00 p.m. $30/$25 Art Sale Saturday, November 19, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. FREE
ARTWORK: Every piece is priced less than $1,500 and an average price less than $100. Preview this year’s artwork at mcad.edu/artsale.
WHERE: MCAD Galleries, 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN
PROCEEDS: All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or to MCAD Art Sale Scholarship funds.
MCAD: The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to 800 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees.