Share the love: where to support Minnesota artists for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for something special for your valentine, but don’t want to fall back on the typical chocolates and flowers, or dinner out? Interested in supporting the local arts scene while you’re at it?

I asked artists to share their favorite spots in the Twin Cities for buying that special gift, and they came back with LOTS of suggestions. Here they are, in no particular order:

Bracelets made from Minnesota license plates at "I Like You" (Photo courtesy gallery)

Bracelets made from Minnesota license plates at “I Like You” (Photo courtesy gallery)

In Minneapolis:

1. I Like You

2. Northrup King Building and the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

3. Chicago Ave Fire Arts Center

4. Goddess of Glass

5. Gallery 360

6. Northern Clay Center

7. Corazon

8. MCBA gift shop

9. The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market

10. Color Wheel Gallery

11. Birch Bark Books and Native Arts

In St. Paul:

1. Grand Hand Gallery

2. Artist Mercantile

3. AZ Gallery

4. Big Table Studio

5. Three Sisters Eclectic Arts

What would you add? Where do you buy locally made gifts?

Let us know.