Bachman's Spring Ideas House
March 17 - April 17, 2016
Bachman's Historic Family Home

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Each season, designers transform the historic Bachman’s home on Lyndale Avenue by repainting, refurnishing, and redecorating the entire house with their signature mix of new items, repurposed pieces, and a touch of vintage. Inspiring décor, handcrafted pieces with a local flair, and fresh arrangements unite with this season’s blend of materials and unique creations. Discover how to put a refreshing flourish in every space.
Spring Ideas House

Schedule a self-guided tour to see creative decoration and entertaining ideas firsthand, witness new trends in action, and get inspired for the arrival of spring!

The Spring Ideas House is open seven days a week, March 17 through April 17, 2016. Self-guided tours ($5) are sold in 30-minute increments during the following times: Mon.-Wed. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Thurs. & Fri. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Please note: you will not receive a ticket in the mail. On the day of your visit, pick up your ticket(s) at the gift counter in our Lyndale store. If you have difficulties placing your ticket order online, contact our Call Center at 612-861-7311 and we will be happy to assist you in placing your order.
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As Seen in the Ideas House
Nearly every item in the Spring Ideas House is priced for sale. Items with blue dots on their price tags are one-of-a-kind items only available at the house. They can be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis. Buyers can pick up or arrange to have these items delivered after the house closes in April. Items without blue dots are available for sale at Bachman's on Lyndale, while supplies last. Look for "As Seen in the Ideas House" signs inside the store to find the items featured in the home.

$5 Tickets
Tickets are available for purchase online or by calling 612-861-7311. Each ticket includes a coupon for $5 off a $25+ Bachman's purchase, with 20% of ticket proceeds benefiting Friends of the Institute. Admission is free for children 12 and under. Tickets are not refundable; see our Returns and Exchanges page for details.

*NOTE: Tickets are required for entry and may be purchased in advance at Bachmans.com or through our Call Center. Same-day tickets may be available only for purchase at the gift counter at Bachman's on Lyndale. If you have not pre-ordered, please call before you arrive. Tickets are limited, especially on weekends.

About Our Spring Charitable Partner
Friends of the Institute is a volunteer organization of members of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts dedicated to supporting, enhancing, and sustaining the collections, programs, and influence of the MIA. Learn more at artsmia.org


Ideas House Photo Galleries
View photos from past Ideas Houses on our Facebook page.

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Spring 2013 Ideas House Photos
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Holiday 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Fall 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Spring 2012 Ideas House Photos
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Holiday 2011 Ideas House Photos
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Fall 2011 Ideas House Photos