Shop small. Shop local. My favorite galleries and shops.


Small Business Saturday is coming up on November 25th and I'd like to highlight some fabulous galleries and shops in southeastern Wisconsin that offer unique, handmade treasures by local artisans.

If you haven't visited them, please try to stop in and browse the wide range of gift ideas that would work for anyone on your gift list.

Tell them "Beth sent me" : )

Barcelona Artful Living

5827 W. Vliet, Milwaukee

A delightful mix of locally handmade art, repurposed finds, modern accessories and great vintage items. Whether you're looking for that perfect gift or something for your home, you will find unique options here, including beautiful jewelry made by store owner, Lynita Wolf. Barcelona is located in Washington Heights on the corner of 59th & Vliet Street, an area that is quickly becoming a popular destination spot for shopping and dining. www.barcelonatosa.com

Bohemia Home Design

W62N587 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg

Bohemia offers distinctive home decor, local art and handmade gifts made by some of the areas most notable artists and craftspeople. Items beautifully made with natural tones and materials are comfortably displayed alongside very bold and graphic home decor. They feature a large selection of jewelry, scarves and accessories as well as fine art items. Store owner, Jenny Krohnert also offers personalized design services (wouldn't that be an awesome gift?!) www.bohemiahomedesign.com

Copper & Pearls

237 E. Ryan Road, Oak Creek

Copper & Pearls has brought new life to Hillside School, one of Oak Creek's original one-room school houses. They feature the work of nearly 60 makers who create everything from candles, soaps and jewelry to up-cycled furniture and unique yard art. There are treasures at every turn in this very unique space that owners Sara and Jen, with a lot of help from their husbands, renovated themselves! www.copperandpearls.com

KitscheCoo Art & Craft Shed

5668 Broad Street, Greendale

Right in the heart of historic downtown Greendale is where you'll find KitscheCoo. They offer parties & workshops for all ages and handmade gifts made by 100+ Wisconsin artists! You'll find unique jewelry, fun & quirky magnets, cards, artwork, clothing and lots of items for pets! And when you stop by, make sure to say hi to their house corgi, Gilda Radner! www.kitschecoo.com

Marigold Marketplace and Creative Studio

N87W16750 Appleton Avenue, Menomonee Falls

This bright space is filled with unique, local, hand-made items from over 60 local artisans. The lower level also provides space for guests to gather, create, and connect with family and friends. Marigold Marketplace

MOWA (Museum of Wisconsin Art)

205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend

Inside the Museum of Wisconsin art is a gorgeous lobby area and fabulous gift shop. Discover unique, handmade items by many Wisconsin artists. The MOWA Shop offers a wide variety of items, including art books, jewelry, handbags, apparel, children's toys, and more. And remember, a museum membership also makes a great gift! www.wisconsinart.org

Wallflower Market

322 N. Main Street, Lake Mills

Wallflower Market partners with local artisans producing goods in a variety of mediums – paint, watercolors, wood, wearable art, jewelry, paper and more. They also sell a variety of paper goods that they print on-site including notepads, planners, calendars, and greeting cards. From beautifully painted stones, to the cutest felted creatures - you're sure to find the perfect gift. Wallflower Market

Willow's Gallery W359N5920 Brown Street, Oconomowoc

Experience different. From the moment you walk in, you are enveloped in creativity. The sound of a water garden, the colors and the lighting create an exotic environment. Willow's Gallery feature the work of local artists along with fair trade items from all over the world. Several types of painted artwork are hung floor to ceiling and trees are hung with whimsical ornaments. They were named Best Art Gallery by the Milwaukee A-List in 2016 and are nominated again in 2017. Stop in and see why - and when you do, say hi to their store mascot, Willow (that's her sitting pretty in the chair, below). www.willowsgallery.com

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