On Sunday, December 1, for the third consecutive year, more than 1200 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 18 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday—an exciting annual event that encourages visitors to consciously contribute to the future sustainability and success of each museum and cultural institution.
Just in time for the holidays, find memorable gifts filled with inspiration and educational value. Through your purchases, you will also help support small businesses, independent suppliers, and artisan makers whose products are featured in the Museum Store.
We will start the celebration a day early, offering the following specials on both Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1:
- All visitors will receive 10% off Museum-branded products
- Members get 15% off Museum-branded products, plus a free button!
All proceeds from purchases directly support the Museum’s mission and programs.
Museum Store Weekend All Around Asheville
On Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1, seven museum stores in and around Asheville, including the Asheville Art Museum, the Asheville Museum of Science, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, the Moogseum, The N.C. Arboretum, the WNC Nature Center and the Vance Birthplace, will be participating in a Museum Store Weekend “Passport Program,” with individual museums offering incentives such as shopping discounts, in-store events, and gifts with purchase in celebration of Museum Store Sunday.
The Passport Program is meant to encourage the public to visit as many of these museums and cultural institutions as possible over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend so that they can shop and also enter to win a gift basket worth more than $200 (see passport for details). In addition, each person who gets at least four stamps on their passport during the course of the weekend, one of which must be from a store that is not located in downtown Asheville, will receive a free string doll from MSA vendor member Kamibashi, a local company. Visitors can print their own passports here or pick up a copy of the passport at any of the participating stores.
Happy shopping and happy holidays!