The Carlisle Artisans are a community of artists and craftspeople that live local to the Carlisle Massachusetts area. The gallery first opened in 2014 with the purpose to operate as a non-profit retail cooperative for the mutual benefit of our members and the Town of Carlisle.
Our Mission is to:
- Develop and support the production and sale of items created by members and guest artisans
- Preserve and foster the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a vibrant community of artisans
- Promote the value and pleasure of locally handmade products
Through the generosity of Peg Rollins of the Rollins Insurance Agency, ten percent of every sale goes to a local charity.
The 2022 donation check went to the Carlisle Council on Aging & Human Services (COAHS). The check was delivered to the council on March 28th during their board meeting. COAHS is very grateful for the funds that will be used to help Carlisle seniors.
For 2021, ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Carlisle Conservation Foundation in recognition of its 60th Anniversary.
Prior recipients of donations have included the Carlisle Historical Society, the Carlisle Mosquito, the Friends of the Gleason Public Library, the Carlisle Girl Scouts, the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary, Carlisle Conservation Foundation, the Carlisle Garden Club, the Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging, Carlisle PTO, Eyes on Refugees, the Carlisle Chamber Orchestra, the Carlisle Firefighters Relief Association, Old Home Day, The Fund for Carlisle Center Park, the Carlisle Kid’s House, the Carlisle Education Foundation, and the William Wolfgang Shaw fund to support Performing Arts Studio.