West arts & leisure briefs: Minnetonka arts center hosts holiday gift sale

  • November 27, 2012 - 7:09 AM


Arts center hosts holiday gift sale

The Minnetonka Center for the Arts holiday gift sale is going on through Dec. 22.

A juried collection of handmade arts and crafts has been selected for character and value, including pottery, glass, fiber, wood, photos, paintings, sculpture and jewelry. More than 120 artists are participating.

The arts center at 2240 North Shore Drive in Wayzata is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

The arts center also has a satellite center open at the Ridgedale Mall, on the second level next to Sears, through Dec. 23. Hours are 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 12-6 p.m. on Sundays.


MacPhail spotlights romantic composers

The MacPhail Center for Music will present "Romantics: String Sextets of Brahms and Tchaikovsky" at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 at its Antonello Hall, 501 S. Second St. in Minneapolis.

It will feature Elizabeth Ericksen and Alison Fahy on violin, Stella Anderson and Margaret Haviland on viola, and Andrea French and Daniel McIntosh on cello.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and youth.

For more information, go to or call 612-321-0100.


Theater to present 'It's a Wonderful Life'

The Chaska Valley Family Theatre will present "It's a Wonderful Life," a musical based on the movie by Frank Capra.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8; and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Chaska High School Theater, 545 Pioneer Trail in Chaska.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for age 17 and under. Go to or call 952-250-7206.


'Annie,' holiday musical, is Dec. 7-22

Minnetonka Theatre's annual holiday musical, "Annie," will be presented on the Arts Center on 7 Main Stage Dec. 7-22.

Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 and 4 p.m. Dec. 17.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors and $14 for youth under 18. For more information go to or call the box office at 952-401-5898. The Arts Center on 7 is located at Minnetonka High School, 18285 Hwy. 7 in Minnetonka.


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