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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) announces its eighteenth annual art sale. This one-of-a-kind art sale, held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving, presents art for all tastes.

This event has gained a tremendous reputation as 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. All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund.

Dates and Tickets

Thursday, November 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Art Sale Opening Night
Tickets: $150

Friday, November 20, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Saturday, November 21, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Admission is free and open to the public

Tickets: mcad.edu/artsale
Online ticket orders are available until the day of the sale.


Scholarships open doors for young people and help them launch their careers in the creative economy. Proceeds from the Art Sale support the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund. More than 95% of MCAD students receive some sort of financial aid; it is the difference between realized ambition and deferred dreams. This year, MCAD awarded nearly half a million dollars in scholarships to aspiring artists and designers. The MCAD Scholarship Fund allows the community to actively support creativity and innovation.


Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to nearly eight hundred students pursuing bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, or master of fine arts degrees. MCAD’s faculty are leaders in the art and design community, guiding and inspiring students to produce creative and purposeful work that distinguishes them in their fields and fuels the entrepreneurial economy