Deck the Walls
I highly recommend spending a few minutes reading Nathaniel Smith’s thoughts on the state of the art scene in Minnesota. If nothing else, take his quick and easy quiz to determine how much you’ve invested in local artists. I only found two qualifying pictures in my house, so there’s New Year’s Resolution #2. Of course, as a visual artist Smith glosses right over the theater and literary scene. If paintings aren’t your thing (or coasters or oven mitts), check out a play or a book or a local band. The possibilities for your patronage of the arts are endless.