Welcome to the Artisan Gallery
This consignment art gallery is a destination for both the public and our local artists. We offer an eclectic variety of gifts and original art: paintings (oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, mixed media), drawings (pencil, charcoal), jewelry, textiles, pottery, metal, photography, wood, glass, cards, and much more!
We are also very proud to partner with area high schools to provide real world experience for students. You’ll enjoy installations of class projects, as well as a springtime juried art show.
Kent & Barbara Kraber - Gallery Owners
A talented artist skilled in a variety of mediums, Kent’s energies are currently focused on the fabrication of large-scale metal sculptures. Like most artists, he has an ongoing inner need to create, a drive that colors his world.
Barbara runs the business side of things, along with hosting the gallery’s special events and artist receptions throughout the season. This year, she also serves on the Board of the local Chamber of Commerce to further develop and strengthen Priest River’s business community.
What We Hope To Do
As an artist who understands the common barriers to emerging artists, Kent truly has a soft spot for those who create both for themselves and others. He believes there should be no such thing as a “starving artist.” The Krabers are in a season of life where Kent is able to provide encouragement and mentoring as well as to create opportunities for artists new to gallery representation.
“When we first walked through this long-empty 1915 brick building, we were inspired to craft a vision that would preserve a historic building, create a studio for Kent, a home for ourselves, and to develop an asset that would serve not only the Priest River community but local artists and their community.”
Kent & Barbara