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​Get Creative for the Holidays

Culture | December 15th, 2022

By Sabrina Hornung

Nothing says one-of-a-kind like local, vintage and handmade

The holidays are fast approaching and if you’re on the lookout for finding your loved ones something truly special and unique, we thought we’d assemble a list of some of our favorite art, handmade and vintage hotspots for your shopping pleasure.


BDS Books

1200 1st Ave N, Fargo

A treasure trove of used books; and is in fact, FM’s only fully stocked used book seller!

Brad Stephenson displays an encyclopedic knowledge of what, where, and which.

Moorhead Antique Mall

2811 Main Ave SE, Moorhead

Over 11,000 square feet and over 80 vendors. There’s bound to be something for everyone on your Christmas list here!

Reed and Taylor Antiques

806 Main Ave, Fargo

Established in 1991. If you haven’t already, we strongly suggest checking out their treasures in their second location in Elizabeth, Minn.


627 1st Ave N, Fargo

Selection of ultra hip vintage clothing, accessories, and rare vintage household furnishings.

Carmine and Hayworth

616 Main Ave, DeLendrecies Building

Vintage Wear to buy or rent as well as some handmade items. It’s not just a shop – it’s a community. All genders, gifts and oddities!

Violet Vintage

11 8th St S, Fargo

Charming vintage boutique expertly curated, with exquisite selections from the 1920s to 1970s. Rhinestones coming in for the holidays!


1101 1st Ave S Suite 1, Fargo

Founded by Mark Schutz in 2006 as a collection of 16 non-working clocks; now over 700 for sale and they can repair just about anything.

Fargo Antiques & Repurposed Market, aka The FARM

5258 51st Ave S #300, Fargo, ND

Shop for vintage home decor, clothing, mid-century modern pieces, Uranium glass and vinyl records. The store features pop-ups from local artists too.,

Ferguson Books

300 Sheyenne St S160, West Fargo + Bismarck & Grand Forks

These welcoming bookshops have a cozy atmosphere and a selection of used titles. And you'll score a free used book when you purchase a new title.

FM Antiques and More

420 Center Avenue Moorhead, MN

This Moorhead Center Mall shop is bursting with antique toys, furniture, records and charming gift items from dozens of vendors.

Zandbroz Variety

420 N Broadway, Fargo

The best downtown browsing venue. So much variety and so well chosen that something will grab you. It happens to us, every time.


Mini Makers Market

December 19th 4-7pm

Fargo Brewing Co. 610 University Dr, Fargo

Talk about a match made in Fargo! Local brews, artists and artisans selling wares. Featured artist: Emma Katka. Monthly event.


408 N Broadway, Fargo

Fargo’s OG handmade gift shop featuring the wares of over 200 local and regional crafts folk in downtown Fargo and online.

Dakota Fine Art

11 8th St S, Fargo

The gallery is owned and operated by a collective of artists. Check out a variety of prints, paintings, jewelry, sculptures, photography, and more.

Ecce Gallery

1 8th St S, Fargo

Featuring local and regional artists. Art gallery & yoga studio with a contemporary vibe, showcasing fine art & offering yoga classes.

Gallery 4

115 Roberts St N, Fargo

Great Fargo art, huge selection. Cooperative organization, reception by member artists makes G4 unique. We spoke to Judi Koehmstedt.

The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum

521 Main Ave. Moorhead

Art and jewelry from an array of local artists available for purchase as well as e-gift cards. RourkeArt4All campaign: free museum admission.

Plains Art Museum

704 1st Ave N, Fargo

Books, art, textiles, classes, activities and gift cards available. Regional Native American, folk & contemporary art, plus programs & lectures.

Underbrush Gallery

1450 25th St S #142, Fargo

Founded in 1981, locally owned gallery. Pottery, glass, paintings. Creative, expert custom framing of client originals.


315 Main Ave, Moorhead

Original art and skincare products from the mind and hands of Kim Jore. Full-service salon and art studio. Wide variety of art classes. Stylists and massage therapy.

Spirit Room Fargo

111 Broadway, Fargo

Give the gift of local art, dance, and movement. Classes available. Nonprofit enriching lives: creative, contemplative and healing arts.

Meadowlark Mercantile

community-supported art subscription boxes.

Meadowlark Mercantile will be selling shares of local art and using those funds to support artists and makers. Find out more!

Bismarck Art and Galleries Association (BAGA)

422 E Front Ave, Bismarck

End-of-year exhibit through Dec. 22. Pottery, acrylic, pastel, oil, glass, colored pencil, photography. Classes and memberships available.

Capital Gallery

109 N 4th St, Bismarck

Full service fine art gallery, with a second location in Medora if you’re heading west.

Represents local, regional and international artists.

Front Street Gallery

137 2nd Street NW Valley City

Artwork, supplies, instruction and support. Once-a-month newsletter: exhibition openings, featured artists, event details, and ways you can get involved with our community.

Valley City State University Art Gallery

Center for the Arts, on campus

Brand new, official grand opening last April. Biennial first show: fine art by 24 VCSU faculty and staff.

Nome Schoolhouse 
200 1st Avenue, Nome, ND, 26 mi. SSE of Valley City 
Event Center, boutique hotel, and fiber art mecca. Wool products, kits, classes and unique experiences await!

Sapphire Gallery

Carrington ND

Art in a variety of mediums from artists throughout the region and custom framing. Mobile service: we’ll come to you, free within more or less 50 miles of Carrington,

And that includes Jamestown, 55 miles southeast of us.

Springboard for the Arts: Readymade

201 W Lincoln Ave, Fergus Falls

Lovingly crafted one-of-a-kind pieces by regional artists from across Minnesota! New members added regularly, place orders directly with the artist.

Kaddatz Gallery

111 West Lincoln Ave. Fergus Falls

Art, classes, artist resources, print center and so much more. Wide selection, a destination gallery. Now celebrating the life and work of Charles Beck.


NDSU Press

Love local literature? Do we have the site for you: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, history Indigenous titles, memoirs and more.

Germans from Russia Heritage Collection: online store

With topics ranging from history to cookbooks, there’s a lot of local history and heritage in one click. There’s also a section dedicated to delicious traditional recipes on the site.

Hjemkomst Center Gift Shop

202 1st Avenue North, Moorhead

Inventory is chock full of local artists, authors, jewelers, crafters, and farmers’ wares. Lots of great folk art from area artisans.

State Historical Society Museum Store

612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck

This large shop stocks lots of art and handcrafted items made by local artists, as well as North Dakota-related gifts, books, videos, music, apparel and accessories.

Minn-Dak Market

West Acres Mall, Fargo

Large selection of ND-made snacks, seasonings, and gifts, books by local artists, handmade spa products, memorabilia and original art at this bustling shop.

Sweet Dreams Confections

4101 13th Ave S #1000, Fargo

People line up for the hand-dipped chocolate and housemade fudge at Christmastime. The shelves burst with Pride of Dakota products, including locally made salsas and dips, snacks and sauces, pickles, mustards, baking mixes, jams and jellies.

Dakota Dirt Coffee

Milnor ND

North Dakota roasted coffee, based in southeastern North Dakota, sold online and at Creative Kitchen and Scheels stores in Fargo.

Tochi Products

1111 2nd Ave N, Fargo

Another great Fargo OG. Health, specialty, organic and international foods/groceries. Books, kits, coffee, vitamins, natural body products and herbs. Not into health food? Check out the candy!!

Crystal Rock Healing

4950 13th Ave S #19, Fargo; 923 W Interstate, Bismarck

Crystals, rocks, herbs, teas, essential oils, reiki, classes, jewelry, pendulums, books, tarot cards, readings etc.


Sulaine’s Antique Mall

603 US10, Detroit Lakes

Give yourself time to browse Becker County’s largest antiques and collectibles center – 14,000 square feet of display area and 70+ dealers.

Vicky’s Sweet Pickens

601 US10, Detroit Lakes

Unique shop with one-of-a-kind gifts, home furnishings, decorations and art work. Take or make: Vicky gives art classes too.

Jollybird Studio – Anna Lassonde

Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes

Art, paintings, murals, collages, handmade paper, cards. Acrylic painting classes for people of all ages.

Gizhiigin Arts Incubator

701 E Jefferson Ave, Mahnomen, Minn.

In Mahnomen County, 80 miles north of Detroit Lakes. A project of the White Earth Reservation. A community of Indigenous artists offering workshops, retail and custom

Signs by Howard

1136 Woodrow Ave, Detroit Lakes

Versatile, can create just about anything you can dream up. Old-school craftsmanship, hand lettering, airbrushing, digital printing.

Holmes Art Cellar: community-supported

608 Summit Ave, Historic Holmes Theatre

Arts-related programming and activities for all ages. To be notified when our winter-spring sessions are available, please email

Beautiful Junque

918 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes

An eclectic mixture of home decor, gifts, boutique clothing, handmade goods, including made in Minn, pet lovers, lake-themed, finds under $20.

Treasure Garden

Washington Square Mall, Detroit Lakes

Stephanie and Katrina sell their own work and showcase other artists. Mom-and-toddler classes and couples classes too.

Better Every Day Consignments

1275 Hwy 10 West, Detroit Lakes

Amazing deals on gently used items for you and your home. Hot deals: save $5.00 on any $25.00 purchase. Second-hand Sunday shows that we love our customers.

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