Milwaukee Art Museum participates in international Museum Store Sunday benefiting St. Jude

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MILWAUKEE -- Thanksgiving weekend was a big one for holiday shopping, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday following the turkey. On Sunday, Dec. 1, FOX6 News found some mixing retail therapy with a little culture.

Lilia Banrevy

Strolling through the Milwaukee Art Museum, visitors checked out culture and the arts. On Sunday, there was a bonus.

"It's a way for people to take what they learned and gathered from here, and bring it home," said Lilia Banrevy.

Nestled between Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday was Museum Store Sunday.

"It's a really nice event to celebrate the ways in which our visitors make an impact on our mission," said Banrevy.

Museum Store Sunday

Michelle Thomas

Banrevy is the museum's marketing and events manager. She said this was part of an international event highlighting the offerings of museum stores around the world.

"We wanted to give our visitors a wide array of all the things these wonderful artists and vendors have to offer," said Banrevy.

Vendors lined the hall with precious, handmade items for sale.

"Generally, it's a really big crossover," said Michelle Thomas, an independent vendor based in Chicago. "People want to spend their dollars consciously and want to support things they believe in. They know we are an ethical fashion company."

Museum Store Sunday

Jim Stawicki

The money made went towards good cause.

"Every single dollar you spend in the store goes directly to supporting educational programs, our community programs," said Banrevy. "We are so lucky to be able to donate to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and it's all because of our wonderful patrons."

From jewelry to ornaments, shoppers found that something special.

Museum Store Sunday

"There are always interesting things here, things that you can't find in other places, and a lot of unique things and quality things," said Jim Stawicki, shopper.

To learn more about Museum Store Sunday, CLICK HERE.

Museum Store Sunday

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