St. Paul is getting a new shop featuring artists, crafters, makers, and designers from southeast Asia. XIAART, which uses a consignment model for promoting local creativity, is housed in the Little Mekong district on University Avenue. For its grand opening event, the shop will be showcasing an assortment of wearable items, such as bow ties made using Hmong designs by XIXO Men’s Wear, plus items from Carol’s Candles, hand-carved woodwork by Kong Research & Design, watercolor paintings by Moua Thin Productions, and more. During the opening event, Groove DogZ will be on hand with gourmet hot dogs. Come celebrate this rich array of artisans and artists, and take home something special.