Artswork was started in 1997 by Deb
Willaredt because she loved unusual handmade things and couldn't
find anywhere around her to buy them! She loved art fairs and
regional shows, but there were no permanent shops who sold such
With a love of creativity and a desire to support artisans who chose
to make their living by their skills, she started in a 500 square
foot building, and today has 2000 beautiful square feet overlooking
the Mississippi River with beautiful light in a wonderful small
Sourcing from Artisans across the US and Canada, Deb has the time of
her life discovering new handmade clothing, jewelry, "housey" stuff,
pottery, and everything else!
Artswork also carries several women's co-operative items ( Fair
Trade Only!!! ) such as weavings from Guatemala or knitting from
Bolivia, because the items are great and the causes worthy.