celebration season

shop Al’s glass, and work from other fine artisans, at these events:

2016 Minnesota Glass Studio Tour
Al will be on site at FOCI – Minnesota Center for Glass Arts
Saturday, October 8, 10-6
Sunday, October 9, 12-5
Find the artist roster and map at glassstudiotour.com
36th Annual Artisans & Friends Show
Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center, Taylors Falls MN
November 5 & 6 , 2016
The Glass Half Full Holiday Art Sale
Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Stillwater MN
Saturday, December 10, 2-7

MORE INFO, as always, on the Events page

photo: Kevin Caufield

photo: Kevin Caufield

take me to the river …

Great events are happening up and down the St. Croix during the annual Take Me to the River “festival of festivals,” a project of ArtReach St. Croix.

Al is honored and pleased to be showing his work at the Guillermo Cuellar & Friends Fall Sale along with pottery from Guillermo, Jim Lorio and Mike Norman and leather goods by Spring & Finn.

Friday, September 16        10am-5pm
Saturday, September 17   10am-5pm
Sunday, September 18      10am-5pm

Find more info HERE













The finale of Al’s Glass Showroom is near – the Center City space closes at the end of January 2016, but not before we bring bodylish to Chisago County!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 3-8pm + SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 10am-3pm
RECHARGE + REFRESH with bodylish
Our Minneapolis friend Nora will bring her luscious body care concoctions to soothe holiday frazzle and promote calm for the new year. Salvation Bomb with Lavender and CowGirl Rub? Yes, please. More info at bodylish.com

Join us to find your New Year treat, stock up for Valentine’s and get great deals on Al’s glass …

Alan Honn Glass Showroom
next door to Al’s Center Saloon
321 Summit Avenue
Center City MN 55012

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holiday time in Center City

Season’s Greetings!! from Alan Honn Glass Showroom and Al’s Center Saloon

Heading into the holidays, and nearing the January finish of our pop up project, we’re expanding showroom hours and focusing on Center City goods: Alan Honn handblown glass, Travis Greene repurposed wood work and Delia Jurek original prints.

FRIDAYS 12-8pm
SATURDAYS 10am-5pm
SUNDAYS 12-3pm

CLOSING EVENTS in JANUARY, to be announced …

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Next door to Al’s Showroom, Al’s Center Saloon is celebrating 16 years of fantastic food and fine spirits and is open 11am-1am, every day. FIND MORE INFORMATION at alscentersaloon.com

Paul Mayasich Trio
Real American made (Minnesota) music, live @ Al’s Center Saloon

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321 Summit Avenue
Center City MN 55012

Trunk Show: Two Oaks Trading

Al’s Showroom welcomes Two Oaks Trading Bags & Totes!
FRIDAY November 20, 3-8
SATURDAY November 21, 10-3

Handmade in Scandia MN from American waxed canvas, Two Oaks goods are functional, durable and HANDSOME. Katie Faragher makes messenger bags, totes, diaper bags and especially clever lunch sacks that are a pleasure to carry and use.

Katie says, “Waxed canvas, or ‘tin cloth’ is tough wearing and waterproof. Wax fabrics have been widely and successfully used by workers, explorers, and outdoorsmen for many years. Like leather, it develops a certain ‘patina’ with wear and tear. The particular fabric I use is woven here in the US with cotton that has been coated in non-hazardous, environmentally friendly wax in a process perfected in the 1930’s.”

Join us in Center City to meet Katie and see and shop these locally made, quality pieces.

321 Summit Avenue, Center City MN 55012 – next door to AL’S CENTER SALOON

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Center City on the Swedish Quilt Square Trail

The Swedish Barn Quilt Trail has reached Summit Avenue in Center City MN:
two colorful, painted squares are now installed at Al’s Center Saloon and Moe Auction Service!

Join us as we celebrate Michele Jordet’s “Days & Nights at Al’s” and Al Honn’s “Goblet Tapestry”
Friday, October 9, 6-8:30pm

See the squares, enjoy sweet treats and meet the artists from 6-8:30pm at Alan Honn Glass Showroom. At 8:30pm, Drunk’n Stupid plays Al’s Center Saloon next door.

The Swedish Barn Quilt Trail is a project of The Chisago Lakes Area Community Foundation. For more information, see clac-foundation.com

321 Summit Avenue
Center City MN 55012
next door to AL’S CENTER SALOON

Open Fridays 3-8pm, Saturdays 10am-3pm,
by appointment or by chance

















Days & Nights at Al’s
Al’s Center Saloon, 321 Summit Avenue, Center City MN
Michele Jordet earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University with a major in painting and a minor in ceramics. She has lived on South Center Lake for the past ten years.

















Goblet Tapestry
Moe Auction Service, 324 Summit Avenue, Center City MN
Alan Honn, Swedish on his mother’s side of the family, is the proprietor of Al’s Center Saloon in Center City and is also a glassblower with over 30 years of experience. Al earned his BFA at the University of Minnesota and practiced his craft in Colorado and Washington before returning home to Minnesota. Currently, he is a studio artist and teacher at Foci-Minnesota Center for Glass Arts in Minneapolis.