An Iowa City fixture for over 33 years

Midwestern artists are our specialty

We are located in the historic, light-filled Paul-Helen Building in Iowa City’s Downtown District.  Visitors from around the world find Iowa City a cultural gem, with many of the amenities of a large city and the casual lifestyle of a smaller town.  Customers regularly comment on the beauty and creativity of our displays and the caliber of work we carry.  We are known as a must-see destination in Iowa City. 

The gallery is a full-service retail business, offering phone and web orders, layaway, specialty wraps and special orders.  Our gifts and home décor pieces are unique, personal, and American made.  Gift boxing is always free, and your purchases accrue towards our Artisans Club Program.  We offer special exhibitions, classes and participate in community art-based events such as Gallery Walk and other Iowa City Downtown District events.

Iowa Artisans Gallery was founded in 1984 by twelve artists, shown in this archive photo.  Five founders continued to serve as owners until May 2017, when the gallery transitioned to new ownership- Annie Temple of Johnston, Iowa!  Many of the gallery’s loyal staff persons are also artists.

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