Where is Artisan Village of Amelia located?
Artisan Village of Amelia is located at 2188 Sadler Road in Fernandina Beach next to Amelia's Attic and a short walk from Seaside Park and Slider's Seaside Cafe, as well as off-the-beach hotels including the Residence Inn, The Hampton Inn, and the Breakwater Hotel. We offer plenty of off-street and handicap accessible parking. We are also accessible via the Amelia Island Hopper shuttle service.
Check out a recent video interview about Artisan Village here
What are your operating hours?
Artisan Village is closed on Sundays and Mondays (Winter hours).
Tuesday through Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturdays 11am - 5pm
Please contact us for off-hour appointments here.
Do you host special events at Artisan Village?
Yes. We have a beautiful outdoor courtyard area with seating, tents and two small stages. We also have plenty of gallery space for special events. Please contact us for more information.
Do you offer artwork for sale at Artisan Village?
Yes. We have a fully stocked art gallery of various local artisans, as well as our resident artists' artwork for sale. We are always looking for new local artists and we also have artist studio space for rent in Fernandina Beach. Please contact us if you would like to exhibit at Artisan Village here.
How can I get to Artisan Village from Downtown Fernandina Beach without my own vehicle?
If you don't have your own transportation, the fastest way to get to Artisan Village is to take the "Island Hopper," which is a shuttle provided by Nassau Transit and is only $1.00 per person per ride. The Island Hopper drives by Artisan Village and you can request to your driver to drop you off at 2188 Sadler Road. Uber and Affordable Transportation are also other ways to visit Artisan Village. We are located among a lot of the popular hotels on Sadler Road including the Residence Inn, The Hampton Inn, and the Breakwater Hotel.
Do you offer art classes at Artisan Village?
Absolutely! Artisan Village offers a wide array of art classes for different ages in different mediums. Please see our calendar of events for art classes in Fernandina Beach and other special events. You can also contact us directly if you have questions about taking art classes at Artisan Village. We can attempt to accommodate classes in other disciplines upon request.
Do you offer anything for children at Artisan Village?
Yes! Please contact us here on our contact page for information regarding children's art classes & events at Artisan Village.
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, we take cash, check and most major credit cards. We also offer gift certificates to Artisan Village.
Do you have a handicapped-accessible entrance?
Yes, we do. Artisan Village is a one-story structure.
Do you participate in the Fernandina Beach Artrageous Art Walk?
Yes! Even though we are not located in the downtown Fernandina Beach area, Artisan Village is still a proud participant of the Artrageous Art Walk, which occurs every second Saturday each month. The 2018 Fernandina Art Walks are from 5pm - 8pm during the Spring/Summer (April - September), and 4pm - 7pm during the Fall/Winter (October-March).
Do you have studio space for rent if I would like to teach my own art or design class?
Yes, we do. We offer studio space for rent if you would like to teach classes. Please see our Studio Rental Page for more information on this.
I'm an outdoor sculpture artist. Do you have space for me outside for my artwork to display and sell?
Of course! We have a large outside garden area in the Village for outdoor sculptures and artwork, plants, flowers and more. Please see our Studio Rental Page for more information on this.
Do you offer Wi-Fi at Artisan Village?
The Press Release (9/18):
Contact: Mark & Julie Delfs, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Couple declare, "It Takes a Village"
2188 Sadler Road to become 'Artisan Village,' a full-time art gallery, artist space for rent and art classes for all ages.
The former Rowesville Cottages location at 2188 Sadler Road (next to Amelia's Attic Furniture) is about to become a new local art gallery, artist studio space for rent and flexible space which can accommodate various art classes for all ages. The former location once housed various hair stylists, a furniture and antique shop and was also a high-end art gallery. The location has been vacant since 2017 and went through some restoration by the current owner. The property was listed for lease in July of 2018 when the local husband and wife artistic team of Julie and Mark Delfs noticed the location.
Julie and Mark Delfs are both local artists who have dreamed of opening an art studio to showcase not only their work, but, to showcase other local artistic talent. Julie is well-known throughout the island for her use of resin-epoxy and acrylic mixtures to create ocean-inspired artwork including her popular jellyfish series. She also teaches beginner classes in resin-epoxy pouring 3 times a week. Mark is not only a painter, but, a cartoonist whose work has been published in the Fernandina Beach News-Leader. He currently works full-time as a graphic designer and director of marketing for Artisan Village. The couple can often be found at the weekly Fernandina Beach Farmer's Market showcasing both of their artwork.
"I would ride my bike by this location on Sadler Road every day for months and I was always attracted to it," says Mark. "I knew it was vacant and I kind of forgot about it until a few months later when I saw the renovation crew at the location and I figured someone bought it and were about to transform it into something retail-oriented. A little while after that, I saw the for lease sign out front and I told my wife about it on a whim."
"I had been looking for a larger space to work on my resin-epoxy artwork and be able to teach more classes and I decided to look at this place for fun after looking for space all around the island," said Julie. "The more I looked at it, the more I could really see this as a possible space not only for myself, but, for other local artists looking for studio rental space."
The couple signed a lease on the property in July of 2018 and are rebranding the property "Artisan Village," which is based on the small village-feel of the cottages in the space and currently the only art gallery and studio space on Sadler Road. Artisan Village will feature only the work of local artists. The couple have already signed on a few local artists to take up residence in the space and will be seeking more to fill the remaining spaces, including a large space for outdoor artists and sculpture.
Artisan Village will also feature a monthly local-only juried art show which is open to the public. The location will also host other events including monthly musical "open jam" sessions, special art events and participate in the monthly Artrageous Art Walk of Fernandina Beach.
The grand opening of Artisan Village is slated for September 1st and will have a special ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Mayor Johnny Miller. The public is invited to learn more about Artisan Village by visiting the website at http://www.artisanvillageamelia.com, or, by contacting the gallery at 904.491.2180. The address is 2188 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach.