About us

“Upstate MN seeks to share stories and connect with humans through contemporary art and design…to share an ‘UP’ state of being.”
 
This is the truth.  There are so many layers to what I want UPSTATE to be for you.  The brick and mortar has the main goal of connecting to humans and rippling love out into the world, while sharing the stories of artists, designers and makers and also helping to support artists, designers and makers. 
 
I truly believe that by using beautiful and functional items in our daily lives we hold space for others and ourselves, changing our day and our experience, allowing ourselves to give more in the world.  I hope to honor artists and provide some of these items to you.
 
Thank you for being a part of this dream. 
For believing in beauty and artists and good humans. 
I am so grateful to share this with you.
 
With love always,
 
-Kristofer