About Us

DARE Minneapolis started out as a place where we, as local artists & makers, could share space/rent/company! It morphed over the course of three months until we ended up with the format that we opened with — A mixed use space designed as a work space, a retail space, & an art gallery. We are committed to carrying/promoting local artists & makers that compliment each other and the work that we, ourselves, produce, as well as having a consistent Brick & Mortar space where our customers can always find our products!

Over the past three years, Adam & Marcy Darling have turned DARE Minneapolis into a unique retail space that boasts a small Art Gallery, locally made gifts, homegoods, personal products, and carefully curated vintage goods.

Marcy Darling is the Beauty Operator behind Dare Salon, a one chair salon in the back of the Emporium. Marcy shares her chair with a longtime friend, and fellow stylist, Erin Perry.

There is something for just about everyone here at DARE Minneapolis, from $4 hair clips to $15 art prints to $150 vintage dressers to $1600 fine art paintings and everything in-between! Our hope is that everyone who walks in the door feels welcome & comfortable.