We opened our doors in December, 2004 in a quiet little ‘gem’ of a neighborhood called Sunset Park in Santa Monica, California. Our goal was to provide a venue for american artists and craftspeople to display their handmade work in a friendly, ‘funky’ neighborhood environment, and to do so in a way that benefited both of us.
Our business model was to offer many different and diverse items selling at a range of price points so that we would be accessible to everyone – being american handcrafted does not have to mean expensive.
Over the years we’ve become part of a unique community of friends, neighbors and artists. ARTFUL currently represents over 100 artists who live and work in the United States, including many local artists.