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Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Annual Art Sale


Now in its 15th year, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) Annual Art Sale is a Minn. tradition with all proceeds going to individual artists and the MCAD Art Sale Scholarship Fund. The show kicks off Thursday, November 15 and continues through November 20. Even in the current economy, purchasing original art is still possible and the MCAD Annual Art Sale remains one of the largest sales of its kind in the country.

The show features exclusive art pieces created by MCAD students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices. More than 6,000 pieces will be shown, all priced at less than $1000 for current students and less than $1500 for alumni, with the average art piece priced at less than $100.

The art sale is on target to have generated more than $2 million for emerging artists. Once again, MCAD will be restocking works of art throughout the sale.

Story ideas:

~ Consider having Lars Mason, founder and curator of the MCAD Art Sale, on to talk about this year's show and what goes into putting it on.

~ Interview some successful current students and local alumni who continue to be big sellers every year and who's work gains in value each year.

~ Run a slide show of art pieces being offered this year on your website.

~ Offer readers/listeners a pair tickets to the Friday night opening show. ($50 at the door)

Lars Mason Bio:

Lars Mason is director of academic services at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His department is responsible for installing all exhibitions in MCAD's galleries as well as managing the college's off-campus exhibition program. A passionate perfectionist with a strong eye for compelling art and design, he curates the MCAD Art Sale, one of the largest fine art exhibitions in the Midwest. Lars supervises the installation of the sale, overseeing a team of dozens of student and freelance installers that work in a non-stop frenzy to keep the walls full of new work.

New for 2012 more times, more art

~ This year there will be faster check out lines thanks to barcodes on all artwork.

2012 MCAD Art Sale Hours:

November 15-17

Thursday, November 15th 6–9 p.m. (tickets required) ($150)

Friday, November 16th 6–9 p.m. (tickets required) ($20 in advance and $25 at the door)

Saturday, November 17th 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (free to all)

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