Start off the New Year by celebrating Art Month in Fresno County! Artisan makers and their entrepreneurial spirit are what make the area a great place to find unique, handmade goods. Here are some of the top artisan stores to shop during your visit:
River Park's Art Groove Gallery
Location: River Park Shopping Center, 7786 N Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720
See art created by local artists on display at River Park's Art Groove Gallery. The gallery opens on the third Thursday of every month for ArtHop. Enjoy their creations and shop everything from prints, canvas pieces, hand-drawn stickers and more! Click here to find their schedule.
Vineyard Farmers Market
Location: 100 W Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
Visit the Vineyard Farmers Market, a local market where vendors not only sell fresh produce but artisan foods too! The market opened in 1980 and since then has been a great place for local creators and growers to share their products with the community. Vineyard Farmers Market is open Wednesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays from 7 am to 12 pm.
Little Valley Goods
Location: Shop online.
Shop laser engraved items and hand carved goods at Little Valley Goods. The shop is owned and operated by Clovis East High School student Patrick Palmer, who got the idea the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. Palmer creates custom pet collars, earrings, cutting boards, and more. Shop Little Valley Goods online.
The Foundry Cooperative
Location: Old Town Clovis, 516 5th Street #101, Clovis, CA 93612
Find items from some of Fresno County's most beloved artisan creators at the Foundry Cooperative in Old Town Clovis. The shop hosts various artists showcasing their one-of-a-kind pieces and holds workshops throughout the year. You're sure to find something new with each visit! The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Location: 497 Clovis Avenue STE #202, Clovis, CA 93611
Find handmade soaps, bath bombs and lip scrubs at SoapCute California. The Clovis shop offers a great selection of artisan soaps in store and also sells items online. Find their store hours here.
Just My Essentials
Location: Old Town Clovis, 421 1/2 Pollasky Ave. Clovis, CA 93612
Explore some of the incredible products being created at Just My Essentials. The shop offers hand made hair oils, scrubs, soaps, shower steamers, custom candles and more for all. The owner Chanel also runs a blog on her website with self-care tips. Find their store hours here.
Tagua Fair Trade
Location: Shop online.
Tagua Fair Trade is a non-profit that offers products created by artisans from around the world right here in Fresno. From hand-woven baskets, blankets and jewelry, you can shop unique items all while making a difference.
Location: Tower District, 1474 N Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93728
Sour Milk in Fresno's Tower District offers handcrafted creations from local artists and business owners in one spot! The shop is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Old Town Clovis Farmers Market
Location: 433 Pollasky Avenue, Clovis, CA 93612
Discover more artisan goods and foods each week at the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market. The market is open year-round on Saturdays from 9 am to 11:30 am. Dates and hours are extended during the summer months and also showcases local musicians for Friday Night Live Music.
Gibson Farm Market
Location: 5368 N Chestnut Avenue, Fresno, CA 93740
Pick up seasonal fresh produce, nuts, wines and ice cream at the Gibson Farm Market across from Fresno State. The shop holds products produced and packaged by Fresno State students. Find their store hours here.