Makers of the Market
AmaramA ART is a lifelong learner of the arts with 20+ years of experience in a variety of art mediums. A non-binary person who has a focus of fiber arts the past 16+ years, they enjoy using local wool and fibers. All hand dyed, needle felted and handspun with love.
Beth Sievers is a self-guided encaustic artist whose nature-inspired creations adorn locally salvaged wood. Her art is part of an ancient tradition that developed on the banks of the Mediterranean in Egyptian, Greek, and Roman culture. Working with a warmed mixture of beeswax, tree resin, and pigment, she manipulates her medium with a torch and sometimes will even set the entire painting ablaze.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Tiffany loves everything food, art, and travel. She has a degree in Fashion Design and draws inspiration from her travels around the world including the mountains and ocean of Taiwan. Currently Tiffany works as a photographer, food blogger, and occasional graphic and website designer.
Melissa Eggler, from Rochester, is a local artist who uses only recycled and reclaimed items in her sewn, crocheted or jewelry creations. She has a passion for honoring local artisans and does so by organizing various handcrafted bazaars and events where they are featured. Melissa uses her process finding materials and creating her art as her THERAPY.
Rick Swanson is a photographer working in digital and film media. Jan Swanson is a self-taught rosemaling artist, working in acrylics and oils. She applies her paintings to items that can be used to decorate your home, such as flower vases, watering cans, napkin holders, or almost anything you can think of.
Hanson Leather Co began as a hobby and, over the past six years, has evolved into our passion. Together, my wife and I strive to create a grade-A product that is worthy of your hard-earned money. We do our best to keep a creative mindset and a high standard of craftmanship.
Stephanie Kuglin, with Hilltop Clay, has a creative soul and a passion for beauty and artistry through clay. You can see many of her pieces throughout Rochester and surrounding areas. She began working with ceramics in her senior year of high school. With patience, time and practice she is able to turn a soft lump of clay into something beautiful. In 2016 she took a pottery class in Rochester and it has morphed into running her own home based business while still managing a busy family and homestead.
I’m Sean Archer, the woodpecker. Designing for function and beauty, I’m focused on furniture, jewelry, kitchenware, and anything you may need, created with traditional hand tools only. I like exploring the world, living simply, and using hand tools in all parts of life.
Debra D’Souza was born and raised in southern Minnesota, with a studio in Rochester. She has a BFA in Studio Art with a painting emphasis. She has studied with master mosaicists world-wide. Her mosaic art is featured in multiple local, regional, and national exhibitions, and in several permanent collections.
After working in the design field, I took a break to teach English in Japan. Immersing myself in such a visually rich and ancient culture inspired me to shift my focus to fine art. I have always been inspired by collage. I collect found paper and old print because it has a past history that adds an organic quality to my paintings.
Hi there! I’m Sarah Hill, an animal-loving artist who delights in creating little sculptures and paintings.
I think art is about a moment, a mood, creating a little world; fun, romantic, whimsical, and colorful. Mostly I want to make something that causes people to smile each time they walk by.
Chris Nibbe, Broom Artist
My greatest joy is found in creating something uniquely original and useful with unorthodox handles. Most of my SWEET! corn brooms combine tradition with new materials. I use nylon crochet twine with Appalachian hand tying methods for almost everything. All my brooms are 100% broomcorn.
by Ian Hanson: Along with great feeling, my work often represents a story. Adventure is easy to come by if you only know how to look for it and how to use your perspective to become aware of the multiple storylines that accompany us even in the most mundane. Get out and find your own adventure.
More Ways to Support Local
Neon Green Studio is an art store that invites you to explore your creative side!
Rochester Art Heads of Canvas & Chardonnay
Clover & Rose pulls these loves together into one shop with a feminine style and modern minimalist twist.
Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists (SEMVA) Art Gallery
Bringing Rochester an authentic contemporary gallery experience.
Threshold Arts is to provide year-round space, material resources, and educational programming for artists.