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Kitras Art Glass 

New from Muprhy's Naturals! Santa's Naturals

New from Wet-It! Swedish Dish Cloths

Wet-It! Swedish Treasures

Chequamegon Soy Candles from Iron River, WI

New Kitras Art Glass Earth Element Balls

New from Good Luck Sock

Good Luck Sock

New Line:  Bemused Designs

Bemused Designs by Artist Jamey Penney-Ritter

New from Tribal Home

Tribal Home

Tey-Art Alpaca Socks

Heartland Fragrance Soaps

Swedish Treasures Dish Cloths

Fired Up Tiles:  Available in Tile, Coaster or Box Inlay

Natural Body Care from Deep Steep

Iamtra Shadow Candles

Bottle Benders:  Custom Available 

One Log Fire, From Maple Grove, MN

Bottle Benders 

Iamtra:  Power Pins!

Swedish Treasures:  Dishcloths from Sweden 

Paul's Metal Petals:  Dragon Fly Garden Stakes that turn in the wind! Made in Battle Lake, MN


Kitras Art Glass: Trees of Enchantment 


Cottage Place Fire Pit Pokers, Made in Crosslake, MN

Buffalo Bottle Craft


Lazy Ones

At Valley Art Group we strive to bring you product that is new and different, while in keeping with today's colors and trends. Much of the work is handcrafted by local artisans and fair trade products from around the world. If you are a retailer in search of the unexpected, you will find it at Valley Art Group.

Visit Us in the 
Minneapolis Gift Mart, Showroom RED-232
Valley Art Group 

Our Vendors:

Amazon Lights/Murphy's Naturals
Amazon Light's products are all-natural. They are made with essential oils (such as Citronella, Rosemary & Thyme) and they use Andiroba oil, a natural repellent found in the Amazon.  Candles, Burn Sticks (which last for hours), and Incense Cones.  Keep the mosquitos and insects at bay! New: 6 Hour personal Insect Spray, Itch Relief Balm and Mosquito Repellent Balm. New for Winter, Santa's Naturals Soy/Beeswax Candles with Essential Oil Fragrance.

Bemused Designs
Made by Wisconsin Artist Jamey Penney-Ritter.  Images from Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota, with a focus on the Great Lakes.  Prints, Magnets and Cards.  Custom and name drop available.

Bottle Benders
Wind Chimes made by hand from recycled bottles which are cut into rings and fused.  You have to smile when see and hear them. Also, custom metal cut design chimes with low minimums!  Made in Georgia.

Buffalo Bottle Craft
Real Hockey Pucks with an inserted bottle opener. There's also a magnet to catch the cap.  Easy customization!  
New Baseball Openers.

Chequamegon Soy Candles 
Brightly colored, Highly scented in Unique Blends,  Hand poured Soy Candles.  Made in Iron River, WI.  Some top fragrances: Fresh Brewed Coffee, Peppermint Eucalyptus, Frosted Pine, and Lilac.  Great Prices!

Cottage Place FirePit Poker 
Artisan-made in Cross Lake, Minnesota. With the "explosion" of the backyard FirePits, it was time for someone to create the ultimate tool to manage the fire! The Cedar Handles can be engraved with a low minimum. One popular saying is "I Love Dad!" The ultimate man-gift. "Got Wood?"  New:  The Grapple.  It is used to lift and hold logs! Also, a marshmallow roasting set with holder and "The Draft"--a poker you can blow throw to feed the flames!   Also Tongs to pick up logs.

Deep Steep 
A truly organic bath and body care line. Fresh packaging and great products including a foam handwash and lotion sticks. Peppermint Foot Care.  New:  Top Quality CBD Oils and Sports Cream!  

Eangee Home Design 
Fresh and unique lamps and functional home decor made in fair trade facilities. See the image of the gecko wall lamp--that's Eangee. Colorful lamp shades on earth friendly bases.  New:  Indoor/Outdoor Lamps and a major expansion in outdoor wall hangings.

Fired Up Tiles   
Artisan Hand Crafted Tiles.  Vibrant Colors and Diverse Designs. Made in California.  Easy Customization Options.Tiles, Trivets and Wooden Inlay Boxes.  Many Scandinavian themes.

What kid wouldn't want a hat that reverses to fit their mood!  These hats are tested and block 99% of the sun's harmful rays.  Each also has a clever saying such as "Kiss Me" on the Frog Hat and "Bear Hug Junkie" on the Bear side of the same Hat!  Hats to fit kids from 6 Months to 6 Years+.  New this Spring:  socks, cover ups, beach bags, bibs, and more!

Good Luck Sock 
High quality socks with wonderful, clever designs.  The perfect gift for the abominable snowman lover in all of us--or the Mona Lisa--or Mr. Rogers.  Hundreds to choose from.

Green 3 
These products are environmentally friendly and made in the USA.  They feature organic and recycled cotton and utilize low impact inks and dyes.  All of the designs are original artwork.  Available in long and short sleeve tees, tunics, cropped cardigans, poncho's, reversible skirts and leggings, hand warmers, scarves, children throws, and  more.

Heartland Fragrance  
Loved by kids of all ages, these irresistible soaps feature rubber ducks swimming happily in super-moisturizing glycerin soap. They are mild, kid-safe, and just plain fun!

Exfoliation is an absolute must for beautiful, healthy skin.  No time for a daily spa scrub? Think again! We’ve made it easy by combining everyone’s favorite natural scrubber, the loofa, with colorful, super-moisturizing glycerin soap. 

The hand cut soaps are loaded with premium moisturizers like Olive, Coconut, and Avocado oils as well as rich Shea and Cocoa Butters. 

"I Am" Positive Intentions printed on mugs, bottles, buttons, candles, ribbons, jewelry, socks, clothing, delicious hand blended teas and more! Carry these positive intentions with you throughout the day.  You CAN change your life!

Lazy One 
Lazy One is nestled within the Rocky Mountains of Northern Utah and began with a man, his wife, and their dream to provide the world with what was sorely needed--comical boxer shorts.  The line has grown to include Pajamas, slippers, boots, giftware and so much more.  Clothing for all ages.  This line will put a smile on your face!

Kitras Art Glass 
The first artist group to create the famous “Olde English Witch Balls.” They have expanded the line to include vases, pitchers, and many creative, functional glass items. Bring color and life to the garden in Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall. Trees of Enchantment and Birthday Balls are best sellers. Kitras uses recycled glass in their entire line. 

Moksha Imports 
Great designs with hand tuned bells and wind chimes from India. Featuring delicate cutout designs and beautiful glass beads. Full range of handcrafted jewelry. 

Next Innovation
Made in Walker, Minnnesota, specialize in Metal Wall Décor that can be displayed inside or outside, patio and garden décor plus they are famous for their Wind Spinners.  Each piece is hand crafted to bring out the brilliant image

One Log Fire 
nspired by "Swedish Log Candles."  Each kiln dried log is equipped with a carrying handle and nontoxic starter wick, making it a no-fuss option for nearly two hours of log burning enjoyment.  Air is drawn in from a hole in the side. The fire shoots up the chimney and burns the log from the inside out!  Great for impromptu fires on the beach and roasting marshmallows.  Burns for up to 2 /12 Hours. Made in Minnesota from Red Pine.

Paul's Metal Petals 
Artisan made in Battle Lake, Minnesota.  Garden stakes and sculptures made from reclaimed silverware.  Paul adds a balance to the sculptures so they'll move in the wind. New Tipsy Toad and Brew Birds!

Wet-It! Swedish Treasures Dishcloths  
Made of a combination of cotton and cellulose, these will last for 6 month or more of daily use.  Absorb 16X their weight in water. Great designs.

Works with talented artisans in Fair Trade settings through out Peru.  They make the warmest socks with Alpaca Wool using natural dyes. Alpaca is twice as warm as wool.  The ultimate luxury in the chilly North.  Also, scarves, hand warmers, glittens (glove-mittens), hats and belts.

Tribal Home/Natto
Highly detailed hand painted ceramic bowls, plates, tiles, trivets and coasters from Turkey.  Also, exquisite mosaic lamps. 

Contact us for information on how to easily view our catalogs on-line!

tel: (651) 351-0573 

fax: (651)439-4593

email: jimswanson@valleyartgroup.com

New from FlapJack Kids--Reversible Just About Everything!

FlapJack Kids!


Great Summer Fashions from Green 3 Apparel

Moksha, Handcrafted with Tuned Bells

New From Deep Steep--High Quality CBD Products

Deep Steep CBD Products

Chequamegon Soy Candles from Iron Rive, WI

FlapJack Kids Mix & Match Socks 

Green 3

Fired Up Tiles

Heartland Fragrance Soap

Buffalo Bottle Craft Baseball Bottle Opener--with Magnet to Catch the Caps!

FlapJackKids Reversible Hats and Cover Ups

 One Log Fire

New from Paul's Metal Petals:  Brew Birds, Made in Battle Lake, MN

Swedish Treasures Dish Cloths 

Home Accessories from Green 3

 Deep Steep

Amazon Lights 

Murphy's Naturals/Amazon Lights 

Eangee Gecko Lamp 

Paul's Metal Petals, Made in Battle Lake, MN

Cottage Place, Made in Crosslake, MN

Next Innovation from Walker, Minnesota

Lazy One

Fired Up Tiles

 Valley Art Group/Jim Swanson
PH: 651-351-0573, FAX: 651-439-4593
Email: jimswanson@valleyartgroup.com

Minneapolis Gift Mart
Suite:  Red-232
10301 Bren Road West
Minnetonka, MN 55343