The Walker Shop and mnartists.org present mnartists.marketplace, a new opportunity for Minnesota artists, collectors, and patrons. Opening Thursday, November 17, mnartists.marketplace is a mini-store within the Walker Shop devoted to the presentation and sales of local art, artistic wares, and art inspired objects. It is co-curated by mnartists.org and the Walker Shop.
In addition to a curated selection of artists' works, artists are invited to submit designs for a twice-annual juried call, providing an opportunity for artists of all disciplines to produce a limited edition of designed objects to be sold exclusively in the Walker Shop and promoted through mnartists.org and the Walker Art Center.
The first edition of artist-designed objects is a series of pint glasses featuring the work of six Minnesota artists: Andy Ducett, Craig Eliason, Christy Johnson, Steven Lang, Max Mose, and Michon Weeks. The sets of pint glasses will be available when mnartists.marketplace opens Nov. 17 in the Walker Shop. Each set of six pint glasses comes with a voucher for two complimentary beers at Gather by D'Amico.
The Fall 2011 consigning artists in the curated section of mnartists.marketplace include Fantastic Toys, Frippery Factory, Gentry Night Studios, The Medium Control, Raine Design, Dan Sattler-Reimer, Sixdot, and Smiling Tree Toys.