More than a unique collection…a unique shopping destination.

For 42 years, Artisan’s Marketplace has been a leading retailer in the American craft movement. It all started when Martha Couture housewife and mother of three decided she did not want to fall prey to “empty nest syndrome.” So as her oldest headed off to college she took up jewelry making as a hobby. Her nightly tapping in the basement resulted in a fine collection of hand made sterling silver jewelry. People began to take notice, then came the weekend craft shows and so the journey began…from hobby to top retailer of American craft.

Martha, with the help of her husband Jim Couture a builder, set up shop in 1980 originally known as “The Silver Sun”. What began as a small enterprise in her basement grew into a thriving business. Soon the idea of adding the creativity of other craftsmen to her collection took hold of her heart. With the help of Martha’s daughters Cynthia and Diane the business grew and flourished into what is well known in the area as “Artisan’s Marketplace”. Cynthia holds a degree in Fine Arts while Diane brings 19 years of corporate retail experience to the business.

Today, Artisan’s is recognized as a top retailer in the American craft movement. Be surprised, treat yourself, your home, your garden or find that special gift. You are sure to be pleased with the high quality, vast selection, personalized service and exquisite complimentary gift wrap. Visit today, see, touch and experience the spirit of hand made in America.

Today’s Gift…Tomorrow’s Heirloom

Being artists and craftspeople themselves, the Coutures bring their definitive style, flair and eye for talent to their collection.They routinely travel the country, seeking out the most talented in jewelry, glass, wood, pottery, and the unique. Their remarkable collection includes a wide assortment of wall art, table top décor, garden accents, home furnishings and personal adornments.

The perfect home for a unique collection

Fine craftsmanship begins with the beautifully crafted Victorian style building, designed and built by Jim Couture. Artisan’s offers a unique shopping experience to all. From the handcrafted woodwork to the stained glass windows and intricate ceiling, the old world charm creates a relaxing and inspiring environment for visitors to fully enjoy the breathtaking work of America’s leading talents.

Traditional service…contemporary value

Martha, Cynthia, Diane and the helpful staff at Artisan’s Marketplace strive to create life-long customers. More than just a retailer, Artisan’s offers a wide-range of services including complimentary gift-wrap, gift and bridal registries, special orders, gift certificates and more. Their customer’s boast “I can always find it here.”