Minneapolis and St. Paul are home to world-class museums, a plethora of theaters, countless local artisans, and two full cities’ worth of breathtaking architecture. To say that the Twin Cities are a mecca for art lovers would be an understatement. One art form that is gaining popularity across our state is the creation of craft beer with its multilayered flavors and rich colors. Inspired by the art of beer, and in celebration of the upcoming holiday season, we’ve created a Wreath Making class for the next installment of our Arts & Ales event series! For this event we are proud to be partnering with Indeed Brewing Company and local artists from around the Twin Cities to pair together two “crafts” for two exclusive dates!
Each evening will begin at Indeed Brewing Company which is located in the Solar Arts Building in N.E. Minneapolis. Here, your GetKnit Gurus will be awaiting your arrival in their brand event space – “The Ox” and get you checked in for our creative night of fun and crafts. After ordering up one of Indeed’s artfully delicious beers, we will all enjoy a meal from local favorite, Blue Door Pub. They’ll be catering in a full dinner of salad, homemade chips, and a choice of one of their ‘Blucys’, which is their stuffed burger, or a homemade Black Bean Burger.
After we eat and drink our fill, we will be ready to learn a new craft and create a take-home 18″ or 24″ wreath made up of Fraser Fir boughs from our local landscaping pals, Mickman Brothers. We’ll first get a demonstration of how to put together our own wreaths, and orient ourselves with all the materials used in creating these festive decorations. Then we will test out our new skills and get to work like a busy little elf! As part of this class, you can choose between an 18″ wire frame (This size is perfect for hanging on a standard-sized door) or a 24″ wire frame (This size is perfect for hanging on a wall, outdoors, or above a fireplace). You’ll also receive all materials to attach your boughs (branches), 10-15 Frasier boughs, ribbon to create your own bows, and an assortment of decorations to help you deck out your wreath!
Join us for one of our special holiday Arts & Ales to tap into your creative side and release your inner elf (ahem… artist).