arizona artisans collective

A professional fellowship of Arizona Makers & Artisans since 2016.

who we are

Arizona Artisans Collective is a small, woman-owned local business dedicated to helping emerging Arizona artisans and creatives grow and tackle the business of being an artist. Through various tools and resources, we assists our members in fine tuning their business model or moving their existing business to the next level. We provide a forum for our members to meet other artists and business experts and provides extensive collaboration and networking opportunities that allow members to create and sustain viable art businesses.

We also own and operate the Grotto Gallery in order to feature and market a carefully curated catalog of local Arizona artwork.

Community. Resources. Solutions.

We are small business owners crafting our wares by hand locally in the gorgeous State of Arizona.  

Working together to address the unique challenges of the business of art.

Arizona Artisans Collective logo

since 2016

About the collective

Conversations began.  Ideas were exchanged.  Questions and challenges shared. Friendships grew.

In the span of just months this collective was offering how-to artrepreneur workshops, original content focused on the business of art, a business resource center, and ultimately the founding of the Grotto Gallery located in downtown Tempe, Arizona on the Arizona State University campus with an extensive events calendar.

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We support local art-repreneurs

An artist throwing a pot in clay on a wheel


Taking care of the artist behind the business.  It can be lonely in your studio.  So hard to do it all, by yourself, all the time.  We get it.  We've built a large network of Arizona makers & art-repreneurs -- let's connect you.

Don't do it alone.  Find Your Community!

An artist weaving fabric on a large wooden loom


Giving you all the tools & connections you need to run a solo-business.  You are talented at your craft - it's all you.  And your passion.  But to make it work, you are in business.  Now what?

Don't reinvent the wheel.  Discover vetted tools!

An artist forging metal by hand


Collaborating to achieve your dreams.  Workshops, programs, exhibit space, & consulting to get you to where YOU want to be.  Featuring & marketing local makers & artists in the Grotto Gallery.

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Let us know how we can help

We can help you with your business concept, branding, marketing, pricing, e-commerce, retail shows, wholesaling, goal setting, budgeting, and - yes - even business planning.  

All the things that you don't really want to think about, but should.  


here to help

why you can trust us

Miriam Carlson-Maier, Artist & Owner at Baldur Studios and founder of Arizona Artisans Collective


This group is a gold mine of information and networking for small business, and tailored to local artisans! There are meetings every month at several times to accommodate folks who are still working the day job (like me). I have absolutely no free time so I was really on the fence about taking an evening away from my business but I'm so glad I went. It was 110% worth it!! I'm all in!!  ***** 5-stars

Renee Woodford
Renee Woodford

I just recently found out about the Arizona Artisans Collective and have attended two of their meet-ups for artists. Both meetings were hosted by professionals in their field, teaching us how to better run our own businesses. So far, I have to say I'm really impressed with the quality of this organization. ***** 5-stars

Sandy Ashbaugh

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Grotto Gallery

Featuring Local Arizona Artists

Grotto Gallery

Featured Artists

We have featured many wonderfully talented and inspiring local Arizona artists thru exhibits, receptions, pop-ups, and video/blog interviews.

Meet the Artists