2017 Participating Vendors
40+ local Duluth-area businesses were at Glensheen on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, 2017.
We dream of working at a job we absolutely love. Anna Bailey had the same dream. So, she started Anna Baileying in October of 2015. It was a business focused on the three things she loved doing the most. Build.ing, Home.ing, Song.ing. She builds re-claimed furniture and art out of her garage shop, and sells it at boutiques in the twin ports and twin cities, as well as vintage shows across the state. She was also chosen to be a local artist for the West Elm, and you can soon find her designs and work at the Edina, Mn store. When her build.ing slows down, she shares DIY projects on her Home.ing blog. You can also find her at local bars and restaurants weekly singing and playing her tunes. She gives back all of her gig and tip money to community organizations in the hope of making a real and tangible impact in her city.
Bella Flora is a Downtown Duluth flower shop specializing in unique designs for any occasion. From fun little gifts; candles, journals, cards, & bath products to extravagant weddings & events, the Bella team provides it all.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co. is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and public taproom. We use the amazing water of Lake Superior along with the talent of our brewers to make some of the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible. Our flagship beers, as well as specialty seasonal offerings, are available in varied keg sizes as well as 12 oz. cans to the retail market and in our taproom, the Bent Tap. It is our mission at Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® to brew craft beer with a concentration on sustainability for our business, employees, the environment and the greater community – all while “Bending the Traditions” that we encounter, for a more unique and interesting craft beer experience.
Fresh. Chic. Fun. Everyday is a unique shopping experience at Blue Arrow Boutique in Superior. Blue Arrow Boutique can help you expand — or discover a style all-your-own. A variety of clothing, accessories and gifts are Made in the USA, many from our favorite designers and artists — and the best part, at an affordable price! They will also have items from their new UNISEX line, blue.!
The Blue Heron Trading Company has been Duluth’s locally owned destination for cooking gear, local and imported specialty foods, seasonal décor, and more since 1985. Their popular cooking school has introduced students to many of the area’s favorite chefs and exposed them to new flavors and cooking techniques. The Blue Heron staff is looking forward to greeting Duluth Winter Village guests from a little wooden cabin filled with an assortment of goodies chosen with the season’s holidays in mind. See you there!
Britta Lynn Kauppila is a jewelry designer and metalsmith living in Duluth, MN. All designs are handmade with fire and hammer. She loves the relationship between the maker and the materials, where human hands manipulate and shape metal to become something very soft, delicate, but substantial. Britta continues to work in new materials and mediums to grow technically and conceptually. She creates all her designs in her Duluth workshop where she is open by appointment and travels to hold monthly events at her studio in the Northrup King Building in NE Minneapolis.
Our mission is to help society reconnect with each other, animals and the land. The farm has been in our family for 115 years! My name is Lois and I am the Great Granddaughter of Albert and Augusta Peterson, the original homesteaders. For years, my dream has been to find a way to make a living, sharing the farm, and my goofy animals. My little sister Laura lives next door on a piece of the original property as well. Together we are nearly unstoppable!
Designed and produced in Duluth, Minnesota, DLH Clothing celebrates the lifestyle and culture of North Shore living through the exploration of a city surrounded by forests, trails and Lake Superior.
The Duluth Coffee Company is committed to providing quality coffee using high quality green beans, proper roasting and freshness. Green beans are selected based on understanding of the farm, processing and shipping. Each coffee is roasted to order with insightful roasting techniques that bring out the nuances of each coffee due to origin, varietal and processing technique. Each coffee is delivered fresh, allowing for the brewed coffee to be enjoyed at its peak.
We offer beautiful balsam wreaths and Christmas trees for good tidings during the holidays season. Our reputation and decades of experience creating floral quality wreaths stands alone. We have a wreath and tree for everyone. Enhance the holiday season with fresh balsam, cedar and pine evergreens native to our northern forests.We can ship a wreath to multiple addresses in one transaction. Wreaths are shipping daily. Local shipping and delivery is available. Our wreaths are hung with care by many businesses and homes.
Duluth Hockey Company (previously Stauber Brothers) is owned by six hockey playing brothers born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota; John, James, Dan, Pete, Robb and Bill Stauber. In 1990, after a significant amount of planning and preparation, the Stauber Brothers opened their doors for business. For the past 25 years, the brothers and their team of employees, who are all very active in the hockey community, have dedicated their efforts to providing exceptional customer service and products to loyal customers who call Duluth Hockey Company their home.
Duluth’s Best Bread is made by hand with only four ingredients: flour, salt, water, and wild yeast. It’s cold fermented and baked with high heat and high moisture for a true crust and a soft, chewy interior. The wild yeast gives it a natural tanginess and makes this a mild sourdough. It also makes it the best bread in Duluth.
The Electric Fetus has been a gathering place for music heads and counter-culturists in Minnesota since 1968. It began as a place to get turned on to something a little out of the ordinary, and that still holds true today. We stock a comprehensive selection of CDs, DVDs, and LPs: old classics to the newest blog hype, from all different genres and styles. Our great local scene means we have exclusives on the bands poised to be the next Replacements, Husker Du, or Atmosphere.
Elizabeth James, assistant professor and ceramic studio area head brings a westerner’s perspective to Minnesota. Liz’s interests include functional and non-functional ceramic forms that represent a confluence of observations of human behavior, life cycles, and forces of nature. Her work has been in galleries and exhibitions globally and is included in both public and private collections.
Our signature cutting boards have earned their place in the heart of the kitchen, meeting the highest standards of cooks and chefs worldwide. With a natural look and texture from an eco-friendly, wood fiber composite, these boards are durable, nonporous, knife friendly, and dishwasher safe.
Not your regular fitness studio. We’re a community, a tribe, focused on health & well being. Life is a journey. Evolve into the best you possible. Variety of heated yoga classes, spin classes, personal training, workshops, run and triathlon clubs.
Outdoor packs, bags and gear made in the USA, with a heritage of quality & backed by a lifetime guarantee. Handcrafted in Duluth, MN. Built for generations.
J. Skylark has been duluth’s locally owned toy store for 20+ playful years. Everyone will get a kick out of our large selection of games, gifts, kites, cards, dice, rubber stamps, puzzles, books and toys. Put a little fun in your day or share a bit with someone you care about.
Lake Superior Art Glass is Minnesota’s premier glass art gallery, located in the Historic Arts and Theater District. Here you can make your own wine goblet, pendant or marble in our studio and shop our gallery representing over 60 national glass artists. We have great gifts, educational opportunities and daily glassblowing demonstrations!
Locally owned, the Bakehouse offers small batch baked goods all from scratch and small batch house roasted coffees. 102 W Superior Street in Duluth. Breakfast, lunch, catering.
Loll designs and manufactures durable, all-weather outdoor furniture made from 100% recycled plastic – mostly from single-use milk jugs. Loll’s modern outdoor furniture adds a unique and contemporary aesthetic to outdoor spaces.
Mike and Jen’s Hot Cocoa is an all-natural hot cocoa mix made on the western shore of Lake Superior. Each batch is still made by hand, with the finest sourced ingredients we can find. We are a family owned and operated business, and we hope you can taste the difference an all natural product can taste. We only use the finest ingredients, and will never sacrifice the quality of our product for any reason. We hope you like our product.
Self-taught, Scott Graden turned his vision into a reality upon opening the New Scenic Café on the North Shore Scenic Drive between Duluth and Two Harbors, Minnesota. Since 1999, Scott has led the New Scenic Café to provide high quality artisan foods while introducing the community to new cooking styles and cuisine. Through his tenacity and touch, Scott captures the essence of each ingredient to create truly excellent food.
Northern Waters is a unique gourmet specialty market. We smoke fish, smoke meats, and dry-cure salumi with creativity and care. Eric and company are just as committed to using local, sustainably raised meats and fish as they are to hosting plenty of friendly food conversation. Our eclectic little shop is filled with smoked fish, handcrafted smoked meats, artisan salumi, unique deli sandwiches, and other gourmet sundries.
We’re a Duluth, MN based company. We up-cycle Duluth Coffee Co coffee grounds to create our scrubs and soups. Werewolf tested & unicorn approved. We have a body and face coffee scrub along with a variety of soups.
Saffron & Grey is a full-service floral + gift shop, proudly specializing in weddings, events, daily floral + unexpected + quirky treasures . Each custom-made arrangement reflects our quirky, natural, and uncontrived aesthetic and contains only the freshest, most premium flowers. We are fully stocked with curated merchandise + gifts featuring various small businesses + designers with a special emphasis on our Minnesota community.
I’m Carrie Schaefer, graphic designer & owner of Schaefer Design Co. I work and reside in Duluth, Minnesota, where most of my inspiration is from. I love working with fabric and ink, and transforming illustrations into wearable & practical works of art. I only use ethically manufactured Sweatshop-Free merchandise obtained from companies with socially responsible practices. All of my inks are water-based and 100% solvent free.
The Second Saturday Maketplace, put on by the Nice Girls of the North is collaborative of women artists and crafters. They sell their locally made, high quality, unique products together once a month at the Lester Park Community Center in Duluth, Minnesota. 106 N 54th Ave East, just up from Superior St.
Today, Sivertson Gallery is a destination for art on the North Shore of Lake Superior, exhibiting the work of over 60 regional artists in addition to Canadian Inuit and Alaskan native art, Canadian First Nation and Native American art. Exhibiting artwork that reflects the character of Lake Superior remains the gallery’s dominant focus. This includes depicting the lake’s beauty and depth, its surrounding environment and its history and people. Including art from the more remote northern regions of Alaska and Arctic Canada brings an adventurous and independent flavor to the gallery.
Sir Benedict’s Tavern on the Lake, located on the shores of Lake Superior! Sir Ben’s has an authentic English Pub Atmosphere with great Lake Views and was voted the “Best Outdoor Seating” Spring, Summer, and Fall. We feature live musicians 5-7 nights a week with a full bar serving 20+ beers on tap and a huge domestic and import beer selection. Plus, we serve the freshest gourmet sandwiches accompanied with homemade soups and desserts!
Two Stores in One… Premier Native American Trading Co. and Distinctive Northland Gifts. Spirit Bay Trading Company is Duluth, MN’s premier Native American arts, and crafts supplier. Our wide variety of arts, crafts, artifacts, agates and stones are second to none and include Native works from local artisans. Our distinctive gifts are mindfully sought out with a Great Lakes and upper Midwest woodlands focus…natural decor, jewelry, clothing, and gifts. We are passionate about promoting items locally, Minnesota and USA made as well as products with a purpose.
Stoked Firewood produces premium dried, ready to burn firewood in the Twin Ports. Pickup or Deliveries available. Stoked Firewood offers premium kiln-dried reclaimed timbers that are 15-20% moisture content. Not only do you get premium firewood, you are also helping to support local social initiatives.
If you’ve been searching for a superior meat market in the area, look no further than Stokke’s Meat Market. We take pride in carrying the freshest meat of the highest quality. Each of our stores is personalized to the area, offering residents a chance to step back in time to a traditional butcher shop.
With unusual creativity and a zest for all things lively, Tin Cup Design crafts, illustrates and schemes in a way that truly unleashes delight–in businesses, weddings, in mailboxes, on mantles and refrigerators. Because everyone loves to be delighted!
Mary Kay and Jim Berarducci have created a one of a kind experience at Va Bene Caffe—a restaurant devoted to fresh Italian food prepared with quality ingredients, to be enjoyed in a casual, friendly atmosphere. The Berarducci’s goal is to welcome our guests with exceptional service and feeling relaxed like you are on vacation in Italy. Va Bene boasts the best views of the greatest Lake Superior from a variety of dining areas. Soffitta (“attic” in Italian) is a newer private dining room for you to host your very special occasion.
Whimsy boutique carries a carefully selected collection of distinctive and on-trend children’s clothing for girls and boys, plus fine gifts and decor.
Wonderfully Made is local artisans creating handmade goods. Our eclectic collection includes glass engraving, water color paintings, jewelry, MN photography, textile art, woodcut art, stained glass, screen printing, upcycled skirts, chalk painted furniture and more. There is something for everyone!
The Zenith Bread Project is a from-scratch bakery in Duluth, MN on a mission to make the most delicious and inventive cakes, pastries, and breads from whole ingredients.
Featuring up-and-coming local businesses that do not (yet!) have retail space.
Liz Pawlik is the metalsmith, jewelry designer and Duluthian behind Fond of That. Pure curiosity and the desire to create initiated her self-taught exploration of the metalsmithing process. Liz is drawn to the challenge of turning raw materials into wearable art through the movement of her hands, fire and strength. The end result of crafting a piece of art that one can wear and be fond of is what gives her energy and keeps her curiosity alive.
From northwoods themed greeting cards to ultra thick one of a kind business cards, my 1500lb foot powered press from 1923 sure knows how to kick it.
WormeWoole (pronounced warm wool — a play on the pronunciation of my last name which rhymes with warm). I make upcycled accessories from reclaimed felted sweater wool and cashmere for friends, family, and home. I live with my husband and children near Lake Superior in rural northern Wisconsin where we really do wear wool year-round.