About ShopART Midwest
ShopART Midwest exists to connect anyone who enjoys fine art with regional artists. Our curatorial team ensures that consistent, quality work is available to anyone who appreciates living with handcrafted, fine art objects and experiences. Our artists are all highly skilled, and work in a wide variety of disciplines. Painters, jewelers, ceramicists, writers, musicians, performers and more are all here—ready to offer excellent artwork and services.
The Benefits of Buying Art on ShopART Midwest?
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH THINGS YOU CONNECT TO
Art and handcrafted items offer a lasting presence in your home and in your life. They express the stories of how they were made, who made them and why we choose to own them in ways that mass market items do not.
SUPPORT LOCAL MAKERS
Artists and makers invest enormous skill and time into creating things that feel special and unique. Your purchase of their work helps them continue to provide the Midwest with their unique art, words, goods and talents.
ENJOY HANDCRAFTED QUALITY
The artists on ShopART Midwest offer work at varying price points, but the handmade characteristic of artists’ products always stand out. A curatorial team ensures that artists listed on ShopART Midwest create work with a consistent, high quality.
Grown out of a partnership between the GSR Fine Art Festival and the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts, ShopART Midwest continues their shared commitment to celebrate fine arts in the Upper Midwest while supporting more professional artists and connecting them to a broader community.
ShopART Midwest is an artist-centric, non-commission gallery that connects artists to new audiences all year round. Now the familiar artists from the GSR Fine Art Festival are joined by artists from across the Midwest.
The mission of Twin Rivers is to create an atmosphere or environment that supports creatives, educates the community on the value of the creative sector and integrates the arts into the fabric of our lives.
Our vision is to build strong communities through the collective power of creativity. We are working to broaden the definition of what creative work is and who is doing that work. In the 21st century, creative work includes software design, sound and lighting technicians, photographers, culinary artists and bloggers, just to name a few. We want to invite YOU to take your place at the table and find support and opportunities for growth within our expanding creative ecosystem.
PRAIRIE LAKES REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.