Artisan was started by Jason and Meliora Angst in 2011 when they bought an abandoned structure on Penn Ave that needed a whole lot of love. Over a period of two years, they built what is now Artisan.
First it was a tattoo shop and art gallery, but they always dreamed of more. It was a big building; they wanted a coffee shop, maybe a store. They wanted Artisan to be a collective of artists and businesses, a space to bring people together in the community.
Tyler Bryan opened the Artisan Cafe in May of 2016, on the first floor of the building. We have a seating area open with wifi for you to just sit back drink amazing coffee and relax.We also have a fully stocked Boutique on the first floor with a collection of handmade clothing, lingerie, accessories, patches and prints as well as small independent makers from all over the world.
Join us each on the first Friday of each month for the Unblurred gallery crawl on Penn avenue. Each month we have a new show with a spotlight on a talented local artist. Peruse Penn avenue, and join us in celebrating this creative event with art, music, food, drinks and friends.
At Artisan, our focus is on craft and quality. We are always growing and learning so that we can strive to do everything we do in the best way possible. Everyone at Artisan cares a lot about what they do, whether it’s a custom tattoo or an artisanal cup of coffee. Stop in and say hello!