|"Family-Owned & Operated"
Artasia was begun by Eli and Pauline Rosenblatt in
1992. They started the business with very little
investment and lots of persistence, selling at local
Eventually they began to rent space in the malls during
the holidays, in addition to working regional festivals.
|In 1996 Eli opened our first
permanent store in Milwaukee's
Historic Third Ward.
Shortly thereafter I, Craig Stone,
helped put the store onto the web.
Together we expanded the
business until we eventually
occupied the entire first
floor--around 6,000 sq ft.
We've always had the wonderful support
of our families. You can find out more
about us and our various artworks at
|In 2005 we--and our families--purchased the Historic Isabella Ryder
Building, just 2 doors north of our first location.
After two years of renovations and a lot of sweat, we opened at 181
North Broadway Avenue.
We now have 14,000 sq ft on two floors, where we also sell bamboo
flooring, porcelain sinks, bathtubs, doors and other contractor supplies.
|Craig, with wife Sarah, and Pauline
|Eli & Pauline
|The Historic Isabella Ryder Building