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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 sixteenth year, the sale is a Minnesota tradition that has generated more than $2,000,000 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 also 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. Thousands of original artworks are displayed throughout MCAD’s galleries and hallways and represent all media, including, paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, furniture, toys, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more.


Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 6:00–9:00 p.m. $150 
Art Sale: Friday, November 22, 6:00–9:00 p.m. $25/$20
Art Sale: Saturday, 
November 23, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. FREE

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Every piece is priced less than $1,500 and an average price less than $100.


MCAD Galleries, 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN


All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or to MCAD Art Sale Scholarship funds.


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 more than 700 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees.