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 twentieth year, the sale is a Minnesota tradition that has generated more than $3,000,000 for emerging artists.

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. 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 16, 6:00–9:00 p.m., $150
Friday, November 17, 6:00–9:00 p.m., $20
Saturday, November 18, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., FREE


MCAD Galleries, 2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis


Every piece is priced at or below $1,500 and the average price is less than $100. Watch mcad.edu/art-sale for a preview of this year’s artwork. 


All proceeds go directly to the individual artists or to the 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 nearly 800 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees.

The MCAD Art Sale is the nation’s largest college art sale.