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2017 APT Holiday Art Market

The inaugural APT Holiday Art Market started November 25, 2017 and took place most Thursdays and Saturdays until January 6, 2018.

Saturday, Nov 25 (10am-2pm): Small Business Saturday hands on art making activities for all ages(free) This Market date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • FM Choral Artists carol singing from 10:30-11
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Nancy Olson
    • Monkey Bread (10am until sold out)
    • Posole: soup inspired by a Mexican traditional soup (pork and vegetarian versions) 11 am until sold out
      • Garnishes galore, including cilantro, jalapeños, Cotija cheese and more!
    • Homemade cornbread
  • Dak & Co
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Cereal/Jeff Knight
  • Midwest Mud
  • White Moth Studios
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • McCal Joy
  • Emily Vieweg
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist

Thursday, Nov 30 (3:45-8 pm) Come and spend the last hour of work around our “fireplace”, in our Livewire Winter Wonderland experience or just in our main community spaces with a glass of wine* or cider and snacks. We have Internet and would love to help you kick off your first weekend of December in this holly and jolly way. This Market date is generously sponsored by Office Sign Company.

  • Susie Ekberg Risher leads a mindfulness workshop, “The ‘I’ of the Storm,” 5:30-6:30 (free but sign up in eventbrite). This workshop is limited to 40 people, so sign up today!
  • Max Johnk playing from 6:45-7:45
  • Emily Vieweg Poetry Reading from 5:30-6
  • Opening of Lana Suomola and McCal Joy’s art exhibition in both galleries. Artists’ talk at 6:30
  • Nancy Olson (private Cooking Class: Handmade Pappardelle with Mushroom Ragu
    for up to 8, sign up at eventbrite)
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Tyler Card
  • McCal Joy
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Dak & Co
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Tarjei Nossum
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • White Moth Studios
  • Emily Vieweg
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 2 (10am-2pm) Ornament Making for all ages (free, no glitter). This Market date is generously sponsored by Myriad Mobile.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Sugarplum, fancy brunch treats
    • Scones
      • Lemon blueberry
      • Chocolate chip
    • Handpies
      • Apple cardamom
      • Blueberry mint
    • Savory Puff Pastries
      • Ham, broccoli and cheese
      • Butternut squash and apple
    • Pie pops
      • Blueberry
      • Apple butter
      • Cherry
    • Sugarplums
    • Applecider caramels
    • Lemon Sugar cookies
  • Midwest Mud
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Dak & Co
  • Emily Vieweg
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Cereal/Jeff Knight
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist

Thursday, Dec 7 (3:45-8 pm) Come and spend the last hour of work around our “fireplace”, in our Livewire Winter Wonderland experience or just in our main community spaces with a glass of wine* or cider and snacks. It’s also our TAP Holiday Party with heavy hors d’oeuvres and holiday treats from Nancy Olson (set out around 5:45) and cash bar. This market date is generously sponsored by BNG Design.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Dak & Co
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist
  • Birgit Pruess, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Ken Omundson, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 9 (10am-2pm) Making Gift Wrap for all ages (free) and a gourmet hot cocoa bar (free and grown up additions courtesy of *Bernie’s Wines and Liquors). This market  date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • *Nancy Olson, breakfast and lunch TBD
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Chelsea Odden
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • White Moth Studios
  • Midwest Mud
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Jenny Junker, guest artist
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Ken Omundson, guest artist
  • Birgit Pruess, guest artist

Thursday, Dec 14 (4:30-8 pm) TBD and cash bar. This Market date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Nancy Olson (private Cooking Class: Chocolate Peppermint Macarons for up to 8, sign up at eventbrite)
  • Matt Brunsvold playing 5-6:30
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Dak & Co
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Liz Schwankl, guest artist
  • Kelli Sinner, guest artist
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Chris Alveshere, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 16 (10am-2pm) Fancy Dress Up Party (includes a dress up bin for kids) all ages and free. This market  date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • *Sugarplum, fancy brunch treats TBD
  • M. Schleif Photography taking social media portraits (free)
  • Ellen Jean Diederich (teaching a painting class for ages 7-12, sign up at ellen@givinity.com)
  • White Moth Studios
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Tara Fermoyle
  • Dak & Co
  • Chelsea Odden
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Midwest Mud
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Liz Schwankl, guest artist
  • Kelli Sinner, guest artist
  • Chris Alveshere, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 16 (2:30-4:00 pm) Special Market event for families with members on the autism spectrum. This market  date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment. 

  • Calming Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • *Sugarplum, fancy treats TBD
  • Free coffee/tea
  • hands on art making opportunities
  • shopping in studios TBD

Thursday, Dec 21 (4:30-8 pm) Gift Wrapping Station and bring your own winter picnic. Special winter picnic cocktails created by *Bernie’s Wines and Liquors. This Market date is generously sponsored byGate City Bank.

  • Making holiday cards station with Artist Nicole Rae (free and sponsored by Creative Plains Foundation)
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Vic Pellerano playing from 6:30-7:30
  • Log, the sauna, at APT (free but sign up at eventbrite)
  • Cereal/Jeff Knight
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Dak & Co
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Fermi Studios
  • Kelli Sinner, guest artist
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Scott Seiler, guest artist
  • Markus Krueger, guest artist
  • Christina Johnson, guest artist
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Shane Taavola, guest artist
  • Liz Schwankl, guest artist

Saturday, Dec 23
CLOSED

Thursday, Dec 28
CLOSED

Saturday, Dec 30
CLOSED

Thursday, Jan 4 (4:30-8 pm) THIS CLASS IS FULL but there’s many other things to enjoy at the Market, so I hope you will come anyway. Melissa Schmalenberger leads “Downsizing to the Essential in Life” workshop (free but sign up in eventbrite) workshop 5:30-6:30 and cash bar. This Market date is generously sponsored by Livewire Entertainment.

  • The Moving Parts playing from 6-7 pm
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Spencer Johannes
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Cereal
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Scott Seiler, guest artist
  • Markus Krueger, guest artist
  • Christina Johnson, guest artist
  • Jon Solinger, guest artist
  • Shane Taavola, guest artist
  • Kelli Sinner, guest artist
  • Liz Schwankl, guest artist

Saturday. Jan 6 (10am-2pm) Making thank you cards station with Artist Nicole Rae (free and sponsored by Creative Plains Foundation)

  • *Nancy Olson, breakfast and lunch TBD
  • *Stumbeanos Coffee Bar
  • Albino Buffalo Series Seven Pre-Release Party
  • Livewire Winter Wonderland Experience
  • Midwest Mud
  • Erika with a K Designs
  • Dak & Co.
  • Cereal
  • Rockgirl Studio
  • Shelby Tagestad
  • Hideuhs Art Labs, guest artist
  • Mark Eric Elton, guest artist
  • Charlotte Nightingale, guest artist
  • Bruce Crummy, guest artist
  • Scott Seiler, guest artist
  • Markus Krueger, guest artist
  • Christina Johnson, guest artist
  • Jon Solinger, guest artist
  • Shane Taavola, guest artist
  • Kelli Sinner, guest artist
  • Liz Schwankl, guest artist

*for sale, cash or credit card

View the APT Holiday Art Market press release here.

  • Be sure to check this page regularly as we will continue to add artists, experiences and events as we schedule them.
  • Do you want to be part of the Art Market, too? Sign up to volunteer. Download this document and send it back (dayna@theartspartnership.net). We need a number of people to pull this Market off, and we’d love to have you join us in this way. If you have volunteer opportunities at your workplace or service club, or if you and a bunch of friends want to do this for a particular day, please get people signed up. We’ll update it every day.
  • Artists and others interested in being part of the Holiday Art Market, find more information here.