Monthly Archives: January 2016

Union Depot to Host Lowertown Pop Showcase of Minnesota Maker Products from Local Artisans and Craftspeople

January 21, 2016

Union Depot in downtown St. Paul, in partnership with Becky Sturm of StormSister Spatique, will host “Lowertown Pop” on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a live broadcast from MyTalk 107.1’s “Shop Girls” Allison Kaplan and her mother, Harmony, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and live demos on the main stage throughout the event.  Lowertown Pop is a Minnesota Maker market featuring local artisans and craftspeople including brewers, bakers, distillers, artists and musicians.  The event will be held in the Waiting Room at Union Depot and will benefit Face to Face, a non-profit organization serving more than 3,300 youth ages 11-24 annually with health care and counseling, and programs for homeless youth.  Fifty percent of ticket sales will be donated to Face to Face and 50 percent will be given to one lucky Minnesota Maker.

Here’s a sampling of Minnesota Makers who will participate in the event.  The Union Depot website will be updated periodically as additional Makers sign on.

American Craftsmen Jules Loft
Beeline Honey Leather Works Minnesota
Blue Henn Minnesota Nice Spice
Bodylish My Little Chickadee
Bruno Press Muddy Mouth Cards
Cravin’ Pie Scrappy Products
D8agirl Serendipity Accessories
Debbie Wolk Designs StormSister Spatique
Duluth Preserving Company Superior Switchel
Eclectic Goat Sweet Jules Gifts
From Your Mat Tattersall Distilling
Grlk Sauce Tumblewalla
Hagen & Oats

Advance tickets are $10 each with free admission for children ages five and under (tickets are $15 at the door).  Admission at the door is $10 for members of American Craft Council or guests who show their ticket stub from the American Craft Council show that will take place April 8-10 at St. Paul’s River Centre. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lowertownpop.com.  For information about Face to Face, visit www.face2face.org.

Getting to Union Depot

Bike:  Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Bus: Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
  Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Light Rail: Daily service on Metro Transit’s Green Line
Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Car Share: Zipcar and Car2Go

               

Union Depot to Host “Doggie Depot” with Rescue Dog Adoptions, Vendor Marketplace, Crowning of Saint Paul Winter Carnival Canine Royalty and More

January 18, 2016

Doggie Depot, the popular celebration for pooches and their owners, will return to Union Depot in downtown St. Paul on Saturday, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The event will include rescue dog adoptions, a pet products vendor marketplace, Q & A with Katie K9 from MyTalk 107.1, and the crowning of the first-ever Saint Paul Winter Carnival doggie royal court – Canine-King Boreas and Canine-Queen of Snows.

The live broadcast by MyTalk 107.1 will take place simultaneously during the event and representatives from Sidewalk Dog will be on hand to share tips with guests about the Twin Cities’ most pet-friendly restaurants, retailers and more.  Several area rescue organizations will be there with dogs available for adoption.  The event is free and open to the public and guests are encouraged to bring their dogs to Union Depot for this special event, which is the only time dogs are allowed inside the venue.   There will be fun activities for guests to do with their dog, a pet photographer to capture photos, and each dog will be given a doggie bandana, while supplies last.

Union Depot accepted nominations from the public for Canine-King Boreas and Canine-Queen of Snows through January 13 in a Facebook campaign.  Sixteen Queen and 16 King finalists will be chosen to go tail-to-tail in the online Doggie Depot Bracket Contest.  The public can cast their vote January 19-February 2 by visiting http://www.mytalk1071.com/doggie-depot.

Getting to Union Depot

Bike:  Bicycle parking is located at the East Plaza/bus platform, North Plaza/4th Street, Kellogg entrances, Rail View Picnic Area and throughout the parking facilities
Bus: Daily service to bus platform on Metro Transit buses 3, 16, 21 and 54, Metro Transit buses 63, 70, 350, 351, 361 and 364 stop at the corner of Kellogg Boulevard and Broadway Street
  Weekday-only service on Metro Transit buses 94, 262, 417 | MVTA buses 480, 484, 489
Light Rail: Daily service on Metro Transit’s Green Line
Park: Union Depot parking facilities and electric vehicle charging stations
Car Share: Zipcar and Car2Go