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Minnesota Makers Downtown Store Grand Opening at the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center on Feb 19

The Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center on Nicollet and 5th Street is pleased to announce a grand opening celebration for Minnesota Makers. The event will feature Minnesota artists, a ribbon cutting ceremony, artist showcases and giveaways. Free food samples will be available, as well. Local artists will be onsite throughout the day offering samples of their work; Fast Mary’s, Dancing Bear Chocolate and Bolton Bees are just a few of the artists scheduled to attend.

Festivities take place Tuesday, February 19, 10 - 10:20 a.m. (10-minute program and ribbon-cutting ceremony); artists will be in store until 6 p.m. Location: 505 Nicollet Mall, Suite 100, directly across from the METRO Nicollet station. 

Minnesota Makers features the work of more than 100 Minnesota artists from all over the state, including Minneapolis-centric items like prints, clothing and wood products. Guests shopping at the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center location also will find illustrations by Adam Turman, screen prints by Brian Giehl of Dogfish Media and cutting boards and games by Al Walker of Savanna Woods available for purchase.

The opportunity to purchase locally made products and artwork is just part of what makes the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center unique for visitors, downtown workers and local residents. Visitor center staff answers questions and shares information on what to see and do around Minneapolis, provides maps and has transit resources including all-day $5 transit passes. To get the most out of visiting Minneapolis, consider the Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center your one-stop resource. 

For more information on the official grand opening of Minnesota Makers retail, the event invitation is available on Facebook, or visit

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