About the Gallery


Tuesday - Sunday 10a.m. - 5p.m.


SINCE 1987...

With a focus on Fine Craft and Fine Art, the Artisan Gallery for the last 29 years has been building a reputation for one of the largest and most impressive collections of artwork in Wisconsin; featuring over 100 artists from throughout the United States.

Located immediately southwest of Madison, in historic Paoli, the gallery opened in 1987 under the direction of its original owner who converted a former creamery into a showplace for the work of local ceramicists, other craft artists and the furniture of her husband.

In 1998, Theresa Abel became the Art Director and helped continue the growth of the gallery, both in quality and in reputation. In 2004, she and artist Tim O'Neill took over ownership, broadening the focus of the gallery, exhibiting artists with national reputations along with work of well known local artists.

The 5,000 square foot gallery features notable work in many media, hosting three concurrent exhibits every six to seven weeks. We also maintain an alternative display space "the Cooler" which offers an opportunity for more evocative work such as installations and video art.


Gallery Staff

Theresa Abel Owner & Art Director

Theresa Abel
Owner & Art Director

Aedric Donovan Gallery Associate 

Aedric Donovan
Gallery Associate 

Ann Orlowski Assistant Art Director

Ann Orlowski
Assistant Art Director



Tim O'Neill, Owner

Kay Myers, Gallery Associate




6858 Paoli Road • Paoli, Wisconsin 53508 • 608-845-6600 • Located just southwest of Madison