Minneapolis Craft'za - Art Market for Handmade Goods

By Megan PoehlerFeatured in Make It Minnesota's Winter 2014 issue.

It’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays. That’s what most shoppers were thinking when they came to the annual Minneapolis Craft’za. It features a unique collection of handmade goods from Minnesota and the surrounding areas. All the artists and creators are required to attend so the customer has a chance to ask questions about the product and make a personal connection.

This craft show was started by Andy and Jenna Krueger three years ago, a spin-off of their spring craft show St. Paul Craftstravaganza, which is in its tenth year. They wanted to create an opportunity for artists to meet with their customers and other artists to create new partners and outlets for their work.

Andy told us why he thinks it’s important to have events like these, “In an event like this, you can actually talk to the person and know that they are the one making it, and I’m actually helping them out. It’s nice to see that you’re supporting someone in the community and know where your money’s going.”

For more information, go to www.craftstravaganza.com