What’s a pop-up retail space? It’s a venue or shop that exists one day or week or month, and is gone the next. The trend is becoming increasingly popular in bigger cities and Winona will be having one of its own Friday, July 18, 5-9 pm, and Saturday, July 19, 1-9pm. The cool thing about this one is that it isn’t just a soulless, commercial offering. It’s local artists and artisans holding a two day pop-up art show and sale in a vacant downtown Winona storefront at 251 East Third Street (corner of Franklin and East Third). Looking to help animate the downtown area and provide a much needed showcase for local artists, a group of Winona artists have coordinated their schedules to have their work pop-up at the For Rent storefront at east end of downtown 3rd street.
Seeking to add to the experience for visitors to town for the Great River Shakespeare Festival and the Minnesota Beethoven Festival, the artists hope visitors will know the arts in Winona include local visual art as well. The list of artists participating continues to grow, but at this time they include: Heather Bach (mandalas); Tahira Ariel Darling (painting); Noah Glenn (painting); Patrick Grace (wood); Homespun Artisan (jewelry); Kesali Creations (wildcraft); Jack Rumpel (clay); Mary Solberg (painting); Lisa Truax (sculpture); Kari Yearous (photography). Refreshments, artist demos, and family activities are planned. For more information about the event and the artists, plus the latest updates, consult the PopUpArtShop facebook event page.
When: Friday, July 18 (5-9pm) and Saturday, July 19 (1-9pm)
Where: 251 E 3rd Street Winona, MN