The Walker Art Center’s building is closed during Walker without Walls, but holiday shoppers will find unique gifts at the Walker Art Center’s Online Shop (www.walkerart.org/shop). Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, the Shop features a selection of items representing the Walker’s trademark offerings for the discerning shopper— art and design books; handcrafted jewelry; accessories for home and office; and toys, art-making tools, and stocking stuffers.
New this season are limited-edition
made from Minneapolis-based artist Frank Gaard’s Walker without Walls billboard; the
BYO Lunch Bag
that zips open into a placemat;
unisex rubber and stainless-steel necklace; Craig Robinson’s book, _
_, featuring miniature pixilated celebrities; limited-edition
Designstars Trading Cards
highlighting the work of nine of today’s notable designers; rainbow-colored
for 2-D or 3-D constructions; and
, which turn your television into a disco light show.
All proceeds support the Walker’s artistic and educational programs.
Billboard Bags: Frank Gaard
A Walker exclusive, these limited-edition, one-of-a-kind bags are made from Frank Gaard’s recycled billboard displayed on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis during Walker without Walls. The messenger style features a wide shoulder strap, a velcro-closing flap front, and a roomy interior with a small pocket. Each bag is handmade. Attached to each bag is a copy of the entire banner image. Approximately 14 inches by 9 inches by 4 inches. $58
Also available: pouch, $16; handbag, $58; open tote, $62; rubber bottom messenger bag, $70; extra large zip tote, $78.
BYO Lunch Bag
From design company Built NY is the BYO lunch bag made of stain-resistant neoprene, the sturdy stuff of wetsuits. It insulates food and drink separately keeping them cool or warm for up to four hours. It comes in four colors and zips open as a fashion-forward place mat. Machine washable for easy cleaning. The one-inch-thick bag measures 12.5” by 12.5”. Available in cranberry, orange, navy, and black. $26
TeNo Ovis Necklace
TeNo jewelry is made of the finest nickel-free stainless steel, a material superior to most precious metals in terms of allergic safety and high durability. Experienced German master goldsmiths combine steel with rubber. The Ovis 18 necklace features an 18-inch rubber chain with five stainless-steel elements. $140
The first-ever collection of illustrator Craig Robinson’s miniature pixilated people, including comedians, pop stars, movie characters, and cartoon characters. Packed with over 700 illustrations. Leaf through the 128 pages and name as many of the minipops as possible; if you get stuck, the answers appear at the back of the book in Robinson’s own witty, inimitable words. $12.95
Designstars Trading Cards
Cranbrook design student Shirley Liao takes a serious, yet playful look at the people behind the product design. Limited-edition boxed set of cards features nine of today’s most notable designers: Yves Behar, Sebastian Bergne, Constantin Boym, Tom Dixon, Stefano Giovannoni, Arik Levy, Ross Lovegrove, Ingo Mauer, and Karim Rashid. $20
PixelBlocks are pixels made physical and set free from the computer screen. PixelBlocks translucent building blocks come in a single shape, featuring a peg-and-hole combination for stacking top-to-bottom, and a unique tooth-and-groove combination on the other four sides. The unique shape allows PixelBlocks to be connected in three versatile ways that enable you to build effortlessly in 2-D or 3-D. The blocks are approximately 3/8” (0.9 cm) translucent cubes. 400 piece sets. Available in three color combinations: Rainbow Colors, Artist Colors, and Photo Grays. Recommended for ages 6-adult. $16
Turn your television into a disco light show. The Groovetube is simply a translucent plastic box that suction cups to the screen of your television. It has a grid of dividers inside it that diffuse the colors form your TV, producing an amazing colorful abstraction of anything you watch. It may be the best thing to happen to television since the remote. Fits 19”-22” televisions. $40
Walker Art Center Shop
The Walker opens its expanded facility in April 2005. Among the enhanced visitor amenities will be an all-new Shop, located on Hennepin Avenue.