We are open M-Sa 11-5, Su 12-5

"A Bit of Sparkle" is on view in our Lobby Gallery through January 24, 2022

On-line "Shopping" - We have a page with some of the unique items in our shop available for purchase via phone and drive up pick up -

Art on the Lawn Aug 13, 2022 -- Click here for the application.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Does your tree need trimming?

All throughout December Village Artisans has all kinds of hand crafted, creative ornaments available.
Fun and Colorful
Simply Elegant and Eloquent

Every Ohio State fan shouldn't be without one of these.

We even have ornaments that show the true character of Yellow Springs...

...or characters.

Have you read the Legend of the Christmas Frog? More about him later,

in the mean time you can have a Jingle Frog for your own tree.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our Sparkling Holiday Gallery

Holiday Fest kicks off this Saturday and
Village Artisans is ready to make the holidays sparkle.
Our lobby is decked out with sparkling artwork and decorations.

Come relax next to our cozy fireplace .

Check out our beautifully decorated Christmas tree.
You might find a few ornaments that would look good in your home too.

Start up a new holiday tradition, by learning the legend of the Christmas Frog.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Congratulations Lowell!

I just love to brag on our talented Village Artisan members.
Lowell Converse just won Best of Category-Woodturning at the 2009 Dayton Artistry in Wood.

This is Lowell's winning piece.

The piece is made of Amboyna burl and ebony. It is 6" diameter and 15" tall. Amboyna burl is an "exotic" wood which comes from
southeast Asia.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Village Artisans of Yellow Springs' SPARKLING GIFT GALLERY opens on December 5.
Artwork, stars and sparkling confetti!
Froggie the Snowman will be hopping by as well.
Village Artisans
Phone 937 - 767 - 1209.
Hours are: M - Th, 11 - 5; F - Sat, 11 - 6; Sun - 12 - 5.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We're getting ready for the kick-off to Holiday in the Village. The festivities start this Friday with the 3rd Friday Fling.

Village Artisans will be open late until 9pm. We'll also have festive refreshments. Stop by and see how the Artisans make the holidays sparkle.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Artisans Out and About

Lowell, John and Rob, (AKA Village Artisans 3 wood guys) will all be exhibiting at the 28th Annual Artistry in Wood Show this weekend.

If you can't make it to the Airport Expo center to see them, you can always find their work in our shop in Yellow Springs.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Top 5 Best Ohio Hometowns

Ohio Magazine just announced its 2010 Top 5 Best Hometowns. Give ya one guess who made the list. That's right. Yellow Springs!
With its eclectic mix of shops, galleries and restaurants, Yellow Springs has an environment that attracts equally diverse residents. From the quirky, knitted “graffiti” adorning trees and traffic signs downtown to the mostly locally owned — and supported — businesses, this small town is a place that residents are proud to call home.
Village Artisans has been proud to call Yellow Springs home for over 25 years!

To read more of the Ohio Magazine article click here.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mark your Calendars.

Village Artisans likes to support our creative members.

Mark you calendars for Cynthia's up-coming studio open house.

Wild Gourd Studio welcomes visitors to come and do some early Christmas shopping.

Gourd drawing and there are also some gourd treasures at reduced prices.

Special guest, Billy Crowbeak will be performing his Native American Flute music all three days. He will also have his beautiful handmade flutes available to purchase. If you have never tried a flute, Mr. Crowbeak will happily teach you the basics of playing. He will also have cd's available, buy one and have it autographed!!!!

2430 Tarbox Cemetary Rd.

Cedarville, OH 45314

November 13,14,&15th, 2009
10AM to 6 PM
Gourd Drawing,as well as special marked treasures
Special Guest: Billy Crowbeak
Native American flute maker/musician
handmade flutes and Cd's for sale

Saturday, November 14th, 2009. 6-8 pm
Concert at Bean N Cream
Coffee House
featuring: Billy Crowbeak
between 8 -10 PM is Open Mic for anyone else that would like to perform!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Visit the Shop

The Village Artisans is located in the Corry Street Shops, at the corner of Corry and Dayton Streets in Yellow Springs.

View Village Artisans in a larger map

100 Corry St,
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Shop Hours
(September - May)
Mon - Thurs 11-5
Fri* and Sat 11-6
Sundays 12-5

(June - August)
Mon - Thurs 11-6
Fri* and Sat 11-7
Sundays 12-6

* Village Artisans actively participates in the Yellow Springs Fling in the Srings. This event takes place the Third Friday of every month. During this event shop hours are extended until 9pm. For more information about Third Friday Fling in the Springs please visit the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce website.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Exhibition | Kathy Kerber

If you haven't already, please stop by see the work of Cleveland artist, Kathy Kerber. Her photography will only be on display through the end of the month. Don't miss out.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Meet the Village Artisans

Click on each artist's name to view artwork or biography

Amy Achor -- photography

Ann Bain -- calligraphy/paper arts

Sue Brezine -- painting (acrylics & watercolors)

Kate Burch -- fiber arts/quilting

Lowell Converse -- wood turning

Hajar Davis -- fiber arts/dolls

Bill Felker -- book binding

Jennifer Float -- painting -- acrylics

John Garrett -- wood inlays

Leah Grommon -- painting (oils & acrylics)

Crystal Heis -- fiber arts/silk painting

Sue Huff-Pleiman -- pottery

Scott Kissell -- photography

Mary Kleismit -- jewelry/wire wrapping

Rob Liptak -- wood carving

Theresa Mayer  --  Lampwork and fused glass

Cynthia McDonald -- gourd art

Nancy Mellon -- mixed media

Pete Mitas -- enameling

Kathy Verner Moulton -- illustrations

Monday, October 5, 2009

Check out our own Nancy Mellon

Check out the recent article featuring Village Artisans own Nancy Mellon, and former Artisan Corrine Bayraktaroglu, aka the Jafa Girls. You've seen their public art all around town. They've also recently been featured in a new book called Yarn Bombing.

Read the Yellow Springs News story by clicking here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Dog Days of Summer

The dog days of summer are here, and Village Artisans
is celebrating all of August with a special exhibit
celebrating man's best friend.

Stop by on Friday August 21st for some
Dog Gone good food and fun
as a part of Yellow Springs' Third Friday Festivities.

Enter in our raffle and you may just take home a piece canine
art for your home. Proceeds to benefit Glen Helen.

Dog Days of Summer
Reception August 21
Village Artisans
100 Corry St.
for more information

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Art on the Lawn -by Crystal

From 2009 Art On the Lawn 8/13/09 9:24 PM

I can't believe it has a been a week since Art On the Lawn has come and gone, and we had another wonderful show. This year we had the largest turn out of artists since the show became a juried event. I heard a lot of comments from guests appreciating the quality of the artists' work. Thank you to all the participating artists for helping make our show a success.

The last few years we've had beautiful weather, and this year mother nature smiled on us again by giving us another rain free day. However, I think she finally decided that it was summer and turned up the heat a bit. The tall shade trees of Mills Lawn helped the customers escape the heat a bit. and there seemed to be a steady flow of customers all day long. Even with the warm temperatures most people had a great attitude and shared in my sentiment. "We shouldn't complain. It IS August after all." Thank you to everyone in the community that came out and braved the heat to support the arts.

It was wonderful seeing all twenty-two members of Village Artisans there pitching in to make sure the artists were taken care of. It was an amazing group effort. Big thank you's to everyone.

There is a tremendous amount of work involved in putting on a art fair. As someone in our group said, it takes a village put on an art fair. That it does

(To see more photos from Art On the Lawn, click on the album link above)

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Mark your calendars!

Artists' Trading Cards Swap is Saturday August 1st.

Art On the Lawn is just 2 weekends away!

Aug 8th 2009

10 -5 Mills Lawn School.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Creating your Yellow Springs Getaway Experience

October Getaway for Women

A Weekend of Art and Spa Options

On October 17th and 18th, women are invited to enjoy a “Getaway” adventure in the charmingly unique village of Yellow Springs. Come, enjoy a multi-dimensional experience that will delight, invigorate, nurture and soothe your spirit. Participants can choose programs in art-making, dance and drumming; tour artist’s studios; commune at a ‘literary tea;’ hike the nature preserve and relax with mini spa sessions. And, of course, stroll into the shops and dine on fine cuisine!

For further details and to register: ~ 937.767.1366

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Studion Clearance Sale

June 2 - 30
Village Artisans, 100 Corry St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387
The Village Artisans celebrate Spring by cleaning out their studios!
Come and check out Art Bargains!
11 - 6 M-Th, 11 - 7 F-S, 12 - 5 Sun
for more information, call (937) 767-1209

Monday, March 2, 2009

Artists' Trading Cards


 Host:  Village Artisans (VA)
 Date:  July 2009 
Fee:  NONE
 Limit:  Ten Pieces  (if trading by mail--please send SASE along with  ATC)
 Set Up:  Please have work at VA by Saturday, June 27th.
 Location:  Village Artisans 
 Attn:  Nancy Mellon
  100 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387   
Email Contact:  Kristy   reedweed95@aol. com

  The work will be displayed at the gallery for the month of July and  then face-to-face trading at the end of the month, Friday, July 31  from  6-9 pm. and Saturday, August 1 from 1-4 p.m.  If
 you can not be  at the trading sessions in person, your ATC will be mailed to you by  August 8th.   There will be two workshops hosted/sponsored by Village Artisans.  A  $15.00 fee includes free ATC kit and light refreshments.  You do not  have to attend the 

workshops to participate in the SIZE DOES MATTER  SHOW.  The 

workshops are designed to "help" those that have never  created
 an ATC and will be able to work 
with local artists.  Workshop dates:  Saturday, May 9th from 1-4 p.m. and July 18th from 1-4 p.m.    
There will be face-to-face trading at the end of the workshops or  wor
k can be left for inclusion in the SIZE DOES MATTER SHOW.  

Village Artisans is an established art  co-op (26 years) in the beautiful village of Yellow Springs, located in west-central Ohio.  Yellow Springs is known for its great  restaurants, unique shops, hiking and biking.  The VA is an active, community-involved art co-op.  Art should be shared with everyone.

For more information: trading cards: A Collaborative Cultural Performance Seed site of Artist Trading Cards discussion group

Monday, February 2, 2009

Find us on Facebook!

Yes. That's right!
Village Artisans is on Facebook.
Find our page and become a fan today!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Meet Sue Huff-Pleiman

Artist Statement
"I have always had a passion for pottery. It started with pottery close to my hometown, Dover, Ohio, with all the wonderful Zanesville and Cambridge pottery. After graduating from OSU, I moved to the Dayton area to be Moraine's first Aquatic Director and then taught in Kettering Schools for 35 years. I was a student in the last pottery class offered at The Dayton Art Institute. At DAI, I fell in love with pottery and have been making pottery ever since. I have taken a few breaks along the way but have always returned to the wonderful feel of the clay. I have taken classes at Wright State, UD and OSU, as well as workshops and classes throughout the United States. Currently, I am firing my pottery at the John Bryan Community Pottery Center in Yellow Springs, Rosewood Art Center and my new studio at our farm in Waynesville. Life is always good when I am working in clay!"

Meet Pete Mitas

Handcrafted, Unconventional, Colorful, Bold art, jewelry, and crafts.
I’ve enjoyed creating many forms of art since I was young. Combining different materials and using color, line, and shape to create something new has always fascinated me.
For the past few years this passion has been expressed by creating enamel jewelry and art.
Enameling is a process that involves melting colored glass onto metal at 1500o in a kiln. My art is made using glass, metal, wood, stone, and art panels.

Meet Holly Jordon

"I love the rich colors and fantastic sparkle textured glass offers and I enjoy making work which brings out that beauty."

Holly Jordan learned the skill of working with stained glass from her dad about 25 years ago. The first piece she ever made was a little bird of blue glass. She still mekes that particular design, because, as she says, "I still like it, and it is a nice reminder of that time spent with my dad." Working with her father on whatever projects he had going at the time required Holly to stretch and try different things than she would have if left on her own, and she discovered that she had learned more than she realized when she began working independently.
As is evidenced by her work, Holly is particularly drawn to abstract, geometric, Celtic, and mission-syle designs.

Meet Mary Kleismit

Jewelry Artist

I started exploring lapidary with my husband in the 1960's when we lived in
Dayton, Ohio.
We collected unique specimens and rocks at every opportunity and took classes at
Riverbend Art Center in Dayton.
Things continued to evolve and in 1988, I purchased a business liscence. We then
began showing at Gem And Mineral shows. Over the years I began making
Semi-precious and Precious jewelry. We took classes at the William Holland
Lapidary School in Harris, Georgia, and shortly there after began to make wire
wrap jewelry. We are always looking into new and different medias!
Wherever I go, I marvel at the rare beauty inside mother Earth and my love of her
continues to inspire me. My purpose is to show God's glory in all I create.
I am a proud member of the Village Artisans Gallery as well as a member of the
Town and Country Fine Art Gallery in Dayton.

Meet Scott Kissell

At the age of 12 my adventure into the world of photography began when my mother purchased my first 35 mm camera so I could take pictures of our family vacation out West to Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons in Wyoming. This experience changed the way I looked at everything. I was surrounded by beautiful landscapes. I felt compelled to capture these places with my new camera, which allowed me to remember what I felt and to show others what I had seen. As a beginning photographer, most of the pictures I took didn't turn out, but enough did to hold my interest. In fact, it has become a life-long interest. I have dedicated my professional life to photography as a photojournalist, university photographer and fine art photographer.

Years later, my wife and I returned to many of the same places out West. I hoped that this trip would revitalize my creative spirit. I found that what inspired me before to be a photographer did once again. I went to many of the same places I visited as a boy. Spiritual places, I believe, which once again filled my soul with the love for life, the land and photography.

Now photography to me is more than a visual language of communication. It is an extension of my soul, which can touch the viewer's deepest emotions or feelings without saying a word. My need to create images is not only for myself, but for you.

As the famous photographer Ansel Adams said, "The picture we make is never made for us alone, it is, and should be a communication to reach as many people as possible."
I have found that sharing my pictures is one of the greatest joys of being an artist. Thanks for letting me share.


Scott Kissell

Meet Kathy Verner Moulton

Kathy creates these whimsical and colorful illustrations by painting with digitizer pen on an Apple computer in Photoshop and printing using archival inks and archival matte paper.

Kathy has lived in Yellow Springs since 1972 quietly 
and only peeking a head out now and then. In her coloring book, children's-story-loving mind, she dreamed up the series MY TOWN; the diversity among her characters represents the diversity Yellow Springs longs for and the colors of her canvas represent the beauty that she sees.

Kathy considers herself a true Yellow Springer, sure as if she were born here. These pieces from town are all very dear to her. The puns are her weird sense of humor; the scenes stir up memories and feelings of home.

She wants to continue, as there are many more special shops and places to cover. There are also memories of places long gone like Gabby's or the Bakery on a winter night. "I wonder what characters would be up for a hot donut?"

Oh, and please note: no animals were injured in the making of this art.