Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Support Local Artists and the Future of Art at Cranbrook's Pop Up Sale

In 1904 George Booth and Ellen Scripps Booth purchased a 174-acre farm that would eventually become home to Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Cranbrook Institute of Science, and Cranbrook House and Gardens. Today, their Academy of Art is one of America's leading graduate schools for architecture, art, and design. It has become an incubator for tomorrow's artists. One of the ways that they support these artists and the future of the program is by having an annual cup sale/holiday sale. COVID has canceled a lot of things, but it hasn't canceled the importance of shopping small and supporting local artists, so Cranbrook has stepped up to find a way to have their yearly sale/market while keeping it extra safe. 
Each year, graduate students of the Cranbrook Academy of Art Ceramics Department create a selection of cups to be sold in support of their travel and department activities. Each cup is an original work, and they are only sold during the annual Cup Sale each year. This year, the sale will be held inside the Art Lab of Cranbrook Art Museum to observe special safety protocols. Also opening on November 14th is a Pop-Up Museum Shop featuring uniquely designed and crafted products for the body and the home, created by graduates of Cranbrook Academy of Art.

This weekend Cranbrook will kick off their safe holiday shopping experiences by offering two special holiday sales from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 14th and Sunday, November 15th. There is no charge to shop the sales, but regular museum policies apply, and visitors must wear masks and observe safe social distancing protocols.

To access the Cup Sale, visitors are asked to check-in at the tent that will be set up in the Cranbrook Art Museum parking lot, and they will be escorted into the sale. Only small groups will be allowed to shop at one time to provide for a safe experience, but visitors may tour Cranbrook Art Museum at no charge while they wait. Cups will only be sold on-site, not online. Each cup is $25, and cash and credit card payments will be accepted.

The shop debuts on November 14th and will remain open through December 31st during regular Art Museum hours. Proceeds support the educational programs of the Cranbrook Art Museum.

To learn more about their COVID safety policies click here.
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