If you’re familiar with Davy Rothbart and Found Magazine then you’ll absolutely devour the Center For Lost Objects in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Center For Lost Objects is exactly what is says it is. A center for lost objects. You’ll find everything under the sun here and have a ball while doing so.
Found Magazine is made up of little objects and found treasures which people send into Rothbart and his team. There are crazy stories of love and loss, and a great deal of reconciliation at times too. The Center For Lost Objects provides a sort of brick and mortar version of Found Magazine.
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Located at 957 West 7th Street in St. Paul the Center For Lost Objects is open Tuesday to Sunday. They call it a “live art material swap meet” where you can find anything from antiques, jewelry, home décor, furniture, upcycled goods, and handmade arts. The Center For Lost Objects or CFLO as some call it, is said to be a curiosity shop, a gallery, and an open art studio which has curated collectibles from all around the world, right here in St. Paul, MN.
One of the cool things about the Center For Lost Objects is their gifting service. The gifting service here is truly unique and one of a kind. The staff at the CFLO puts together general and custom gift boxes to suit one and all. You can choose a theme that fits your personality or simply fly it blind.
They also put together kid’s themed gift boxes which are guaranteed to be thought-provoking, educational, fun, and memorable. These are a great hit at birthday parties or gifts for an entire schoolroom. The kids will never go bored with one of these and they’ll remember your party or event for a long time.
Don’t forget Mother’s Day is coming up and your Mom would love to be surprised with a gift basket from the Center For Lost Objects. The Center For Lost Objects in St. Paul can ship their specialty baskets to anywhere Fed Ex, UPS, and the USPS can reach.
Occasionally the CFLO will have The Drawing Club which consists of live models posing for artists to draw. They even did one piece where a couple of lovers posed in four different places with different emotions and intentions in their gaze. The people of St. Paul really enjoyed this installation and all were having fun while making beautiful art. The Drawing Club is a regular meeting between artists and figure models at the CFLO in St. Paul.
So whenever you are ready to peruse oddball items, unique and rare collectibles while in St. Paul, Minnesota; just head on over to the Center For Los Objects and see what you can find.
*Hours of operation at the Center For Lost Objects are Tues. to Thurs. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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