Maxine Closner started swag – fine & funky art in 2002 with the premise that art should be accessible to everyone! Stuffy galleries filled with bronze sculptures & whispering clients weren’t her sorta thing.
Maxine had 13 years experience with a seasonal store in Cable, Wisconsin (Cranberry Max) before she decided to open a year-round storefront in the college town of Northfield, Minnesota.
After years as an art appreciator & avid collector, Maxine decided to renovate a 2,000 sf historical space that was once the home of the Lockwoods Opera House. Swag now stands in the same space that once housed the horses and carriages for opera guests at the turn of the century.