16th Annual Twin Cities 20th Century Design Show and Sale
Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th 2015
Minnesota State Fairgrounds at the Progress Center Building in St. Paul, Minnesota
Show and Sale
"From Mission to Modern"
The 16th Annual Twin Cities Arts and Crafts Show and Sale has a new name and a new look. The newly named Twin Cities 20th Century Art and Design Show "From Mission to Modern" is still the largest event in the Midwest showcasing mission furniture and accessories of the American Arts and Crafts Movement (1890 - 1920), but now will include other 20th Century movements including Art Moderne, Art Deco and Mid Century. It will still be held at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in the Progress Center Building on Saturday September 26th and Sunday September 27th, 2015. You'll find furniture, metalwork, pottery, textiles, art and lighting; everything from Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft, Rookwood and the esteemed Minneapolis Handicraft Guild. High quality reproductions will be for sale as well. Many of the nation's leading dealers will be on hand to answer questions and advise on how to decorate your home.
The show will also offer the highest quality 20th Century Design including pieces by Eames, Herman Miller, Knoll and much more.
A unique show, unlike anything the Twin Cities has seen before. The 16th Annual Twin Cities 20th Century Art and Design Show and Sale "From Mission to Modern" will offer the highest quality, and will certainly be a show talked about for a long time. All under one roof and one weekend only, Saturday September 26th from 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday September 27th from 11 am - 4 pm at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Progress Center Building. Admission is only $7. For more information call 651-695-1902.
The show is located on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at the Progress Center Building in St. Paul, Minnesota 55108. Located on Snelling Avenue at 1265 North Snelling Avenue. Coming from Interstate 94 from the east or west, exit on Snelling Avenue and head North approximately 3 miles. Take a left at the Main Entrance to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds(Dan Patch Avenue). After going through the main gate, take your first right and head north until you run into the Progress Center Building. Free Parking on the fairgrounds.
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10:30 AM Saturday
Contemporary Coppersmithing in the Arts & Crafts Style
Master metalsmith Frank M. Glapa will give a brief overview of copperwork in the Arts & Crafts Movement, both historically and today. Frank will discuss how he became interested in working with copper and demonstrate some hammering techniques, most notably repousse (from the French to beat back). During the demonstration Frank will take questions from the audience so feel free to jump in with any questions you may have. 'I create original and custom designs in copper, hammered brass, nickel silver, silver and wood. I primarily work in the Arts & Crafts and Craftsman Style, inspired by the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh from Glasgow Scotland, the Greene & Greene brothers and The Roycroft Art Metal Shop of The Roycrofters Guild of East Aurora, NY.'
- 1st Annual Gustav Stickley Symposium at Craftsman Farms, Parsippany, NJ in 1996
- State of Illinois Artisan since 1996
- Exhibitor at Grove Park Inn Arts and Crafts Conference, Asheville, NC since 1998
- Master Roycroft Renaissance Artisan in Metal since 2003
- Plaques for Historic Chicago Bungalow Association Annual 'The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards' since 2005
11:30 a.m. Saturday
White Oak America's Most Useful Hardwood
This talk will explore the historic uses of the indigenous White Oak tree used in the making of early ships, wagons, barrels and furniture. The differences between plain sawn, rift and quartered will be discussed as wellas useful applications of each.
Finally, we will look at the current demand for white oak created by the revival of the arts and crafts movement and the Whiskey industry.
Dard Hunter III has been making quartersawn white oak frames for the past 20 years and has been involved in architectural restoration for most of his life. These interests combined have instilled a great appreciation for White Oak and further study of its history in America.
The grandson of legendary Roycrofter, Dard Hunter (1883-1966), he was immersed with the ideals of the arts and crafts movement from an early age and founded Dard Hunter Studios in 1995.
20th Century Art and Design
Althea Maps and Prints
Archive Edition Inc.
Boom Glass Art
Carol Eppel Antiques
Common Ground Pottery
Craftsmen Hardware Co. Ltd
Christine L. Boone Antiques
Clay Squared to Infinity
Cook Creek Woodworks
Dard Hunter Studios
David Heide Design Studio
Ford Craftsman Studios
Kindred Styles Antiques
Jim & Ellen Tyne
Minnesota Art Pottery Association
North Prairie Tileworks
Phil Taylor Antiques
Pratt Clay Studio
Stone Hollow Tile
Turn of the Century Editions/The Parchment Press
Twin City Mission
Twin Cities Bungalow Club
AccommodationsIf you are staying in St. Paul area, we recommend staying at one of the following hotels.
Best Western Bandana Square
Country Inn and Suites (Please Note: NEW location and new hotel)
Fairfield Inn and Suites Marriott
Holiday Inn Express
Red Roof Inn (formerly the Roseville Super 8)
For additional local information www.visitroseville.com