Annual Events

Tour of Fairy Homes


9 am – 5 pm

Fairy fun for the whole family!

Stroll the magical grounds at Shake Rag Alley to see original fairy homes built especially for this tour. (Think small, really small!) Each home will be situated in a special spot on-site for your viewing pleasure at this fundraiser for our nonprofit school of arts and crafts. If you fall in love with one, you will be able to bid in a silent Auction of Fairy Homes, which ends at 4 pm on Saturday.

Admission: Adults (12 and above) $5 Children 11 and under FREE

Make your own fairy home.
We supply the materials and you create the fairy habitat. $20

Create your own fairy wand.
We supply the materials and you create your very own whimsical wand. $3

Masquerade Ball


7 pm – midnight

A Halloween celebration just for adults!

Join us at our second annual Halloween Masquerade Ball, a fall fundraiser supporting Shake Rag Alley arts and crafts programming and historic preservation, for music, dancing and entertainment lasting well into the witching hour. Costumes and masks are encouraged. Guests will enjoy a costume contest with prizes, fortune teller, photo booth, and more.

Trick 'r Treat


5 – 7 pm

Friendly costumed characters with treats!

If you are a kid or want to act like a kid – put on your wildest costume and come to Shake Rag Alley after the Mineral Point Halloween Parade. From 5-7 pm, children of all ages will meet friendly (not scary) costumed characters who will be passing out Halloween treats at each of the Shake Rag historic buildings. This Mineral Point tradition is enjoyable for the whole family and a way to meet so many other free spirits and check out their wacky get-ups.

Santa Day


10 am – 2 pm

Holiday magic begins here!

Once again, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance at Shake Rag Alley.

10am-noon – Photos with Santa a great holiday tradition at Shake Rag Alley.

10am-2pm – Santa’s Workshops make for a fun family day decorating gingerbread cottages and creating Christmas crafts.

Tickets available in the Lind Pavilion, 411 Commerce St. $10 photos – $5 crafts


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Other Annual Events & Opportunities

Shake Rag Alley actively contributes to the vibrant artistic community of Mineral Point, hosting events on Gallery Nights and Museum Night, during the Fall Art Tour, in conjunction with the Midwest Cornish Festival and as part of city-wide garage sales and community parades. Shake Rag Alley also organizes a Garden Tour and Jewelry Sale on alternate years and hosts summer concerts at Alley Stage.

The easiest way to keep up with all of the happenings at Shake Rag Alley is to subscribe to the monthly newsletter and/or follow us on Facebook. This is especially true in 2020 as Shake Rag Alley brings the NEA Big Read Program to Mineral Point for the first time and hosts nationally celebrated author Claudia Rankine.


Hold Your Own Events at Shake Rag Alley

Choose your favorite historical building, the spacious Lind Pavilion, lush gardens & outdoor spaces, Alley Stage, or the entire campus!

Campus Map: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

ADA compliant buildings: Lind Pavilion, Coach House, Smejas’ Studio

Campus Map: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts

Coach House
18 Shake Rag Street

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Art Café

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Ellery House

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Open Air Parking

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Lind Pavilion Parking

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Roadside Parking
allowed on Commerce Street

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Smejas’ Studio parking

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Smejas’ Studio
30 Doty Street

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Curbside Parking
as indicated

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Accessible Parking
with curb cut

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Alley Stage

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Cabinet Shop

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French Cabin

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1830 Log Cabin

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Potter’s House

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Blacksmith Barn

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Federal Spring

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Monarch Garden

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Lind Pavilion
411 Commerce Street

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two blocks to

High Street & Commerce Street
Restaurants, Shops & Galleries

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To Grocery Store
Point Foods
622 Dodge Street

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Street Parking with Additional Parking behind Smejas’ Studio

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The Green
open air park

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Stair Steps
Cabinet Shop & Lind Pavilion

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Stair Steps
to Alley Stage

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Stone Bridge
Federal Spring

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The Sardeson
223 Commerce St.
The Sardeson is home to the
Sardeson Pottery Studio,
Roland’s Loft,
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Weaving & Fiber Arts Studio

Cannery Row Arts Incubator
121 Water St.

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ADA accessible buildings: Lind Pavilion, Coach House, Smejas’ Studio