The Artisan Gallery opened in Northampton, Ma, in 1984. We moved to our much larger, more central location at 162 Main St. in 2004. We were then able to greatly expand the number of craftspeople and designers that we represent. Our enhanced collection of craft includes a particular passion for ceramics and a beautiful, creative collection of clothing, accessories and jewelry. Many of the artists we feature reside and work in the Pioneer Valley and the hills that surround it.
Our clothing collection revolves around pieces that are shapely with an easy fit. The two styles we focus on might best be described as sophisticated/bohemian and clean/contemporary. Our customers tell us they receive the most compliments and get the most wear from the clothing they discover here. We are very proud of that.
Patty Arbour, owner and creative force behind The Artisan Gallery is often asked, "How do you choose the craftspeople you represent?"
"I select work that touches me, work that is warm-hearted, subtle, tactile and functional. In the end it usually means the work was designed and crafted by people who love their work and take it more seriously than they take themselves."
"The owner does such a fabulous job selecting pieces. It feels like I'm in Paris!"
"Happy Birthday to me!"
"This is the first place I go when I have to find something really special for a friend or a family member - and I always find something wonderful that's just right."
"All I have to know is: "Go to the Artisan Gallery" - an appreciative husband.
"I have a terrific, excited feeling when I come into the Artisan Gallery. I live out of town and the last time we were here my husband noticed how much I wanted a dress that I just couldn't buy for myself. A week later, I got home from work, walked in the bedroom and almost burst into tears - The Artisan Gallery box was waiting for me on my dresser. One of the most thoughtful gifts anyone has ever gotten me!"
"This is one of those stores that just makes you smile...just everywhere you look!"
"Always treated so well. The staff always greets me with a smile. I love coming here!"
Come to The Artisan Gallery knowing you will be well taken care of. You'll find us knowledgeable, friendly and upbeat. We love The Artisan Gallery and will make your shopping experience fun and fruitful.