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Anna is the founder and owner of the unique gallery of functional art. She started her business in 1999 from home decoration that included mostly hand woven rugs and one of a kind tapestries. Then she begun finding artists and artisans in all the places she could go, including huge art shows such as New York or Philadelphia art show to the little galleries or even farmer's markets scattered all over America and Europe. Throughout the years she was able to accomm'odate over two hundred artists and artisans. Now her gallery is always full of the most unique staff you can find ever. From ceramics to jewelry to wooden art and furniture to rugs. There are things you will not find anywhere else! Custom ordering from the acclaimed art studios such Stics of De Moines, IA is also available. She is always ready to talk to any artist in terms of getting the special order that will be designed according to the specific customer's demands. Sometimes it may take some time but always is worth a while

New fashion is coming to ArtQuest!

We are back from a very successful StyleMax Chicago, a fashion event held in Merchandise Mart. We found fantastic and very ArtQuestic new apparel. All clothes are American designed and made! One collection will come to our store very soon and be ready for this summer season, the other two will be available at the end of September.

INOAH – bold & beautiful!


Stylemax-Inoah AQ

This casual, easy wear line is full of color and fun prints on soft knits. All very unique pieces to create a look that is completely your own! Their clothes have a relaxed fit and comfortable feeling. Loose knits have a nice weight and stretch, and the colorful pebble prints are so versatile.

INOAH Clothing will be available at the end of May.


Fenini 3

American made, Fenini creates comfortable clothing with cotton blend fabrics, each style is unique and attractive. Complimenting your lifestyle, these casual chic outfits have the breathable cotton clothing and eye-catching features sure to please. Fenini cotton clothing gives you style, comfort, and space to enjoy living.

Tell others about Fenini apparel at ArtQuest and join us
as we support Made in USA clothing!


Margaret Winters AQ

The Margaret Winters Collection delivers beautiful, fashion-forward knitwear styles in silhouettes for every body type. The brand utilizes luxe fabrics, such as rich cotton and the finest rayon, in both natural and vibrant colors. Think classic looks with a modern twist that are perfect for both casual and dressy occasions.

StyleMAx Margaret Winters 2

Margaret Winters Fall Collection will be available at ArtQuest in September 2017.


You are as beautiful as you feel.
Wear it. Live it.

Recent Art and Gift Shows

We are back from two very successful gift shows: in New York and in Philadelphia.

Oh, what products we found…
all kinds of newness for the whole year ahead!

Laser-cut bowls Decorative glass objects for garden

Laser-cut bowls and coasters. Decorative glass objects for the garden.

Glass object art Glass object art Italy

Glass from Dutch and Italian designers.

 Cork Purses  Cork purses

Bags and purses made from cork. American made.

Happy Bunny Swedish dishcloths

Happy Bunny and Swedish dishcloths. Sweet little gifts.

Glass Birds  Glass Decoration  Unique glass

More glass object art….

hand made ceramic mugs  ceramics by Kara Lynn  ceramic art

New ceramic art.

Bibelot Creators  Janna Ugone  MM Wellsandt

Our artists: Bibelot, Ugone and MM Welsandt.

there’s much more to the story.
We found new gems throughout the shows . . .
jewelry, purses, glass, ceramics, wood, candles, and other home goods.

delivery is now through October!

Artwork meant to be noticed


When your wall needs something special, something that illustrates your personality, something that uniquely represents your home, and, on a more practical side, something that fits the space well, you may consider using the very distinctive art of weaving.

One of a kind tapestryApple Tree by Joseph Jakubczyk.
39″ x 52″ handwoven,
82% wool, 18% flax



Whether your taste is rustic or rather more contemporary, you may think of adding flat woven rugs to your space.

Flat woven reversible rug

Anemones, flat woven, reversible rug 67″ x 94″ , 82% wool, 18% flax,   $740.- 


Find them right here at ArtQuest: reclaimed wood tables and benches from Sarreid or . wine barrel tables and stools from 2-Day Designs

Reclaimed Wood - Console Table and Bench

With this ranch dining table and bench, you get a solid walnut top and a metalwork base in a natural antique finish.
72″w x 40″d x 30″h 

Wine Barrel tables and stools 

These side or bar tables and bar stools are made from
recycled wine barrel staves and lids and hand forged
wrought iron. Finished with natural oak stain.
Add Barrick Design candles, Lisa Elias candle holders,
and Mary Melinda Wellsandt glass and you have a
perfect evening scenery!


Decorate your table with Ekelund runners or Polish Kilim depending on your preferences.

Ekelund towels and runners     Polish Kilim

Glass Object ArtAdd Fire and Light or Blenko functional glass object art.  Barrick Candles

Place Barrick candles on glass or metal candle
holders and stands.

Polish Pottery   Table decoration

You may add Amalia Fleisher hand painted table art or exchange glass with ceramic pieces from Polish Pottery or Sandra McKenzie unique stoneware.

Now you have your space unique, yet cozy and functional!

Fun rugs for chick interiors

Art of weaving

Polish artists designed a collection of rugs that are hand-knotted and woven on a vertical loom by artisans in Poland using kilim weaving techniques. ArtQuest features a patchwork of colorful designs, lines, and shapes with neutral black, beige, blue and green backgrounds. The series is made entirely of sheep wool sourced in Poland. It is offered in various sizes.

Polish Kilim Area Rug
Strikes – Area Rug 67 in x 94 in           
Polish Kilim Area Rug
Rhapsody – Area Rug, 55 in x 77 in




Contemporary carpets for home, office, and more

Though accent pieces such as luminaires, rugs, and furniture have the ability to be swapped on a whim based on the client or tenant, classic designs are meant for the long haul. These contemporary floor coverings use bright colors and dynamic patterns to refresh time-tested designs and materials, ensuring them a lasting spot in spaces demanding a bold focal point.

Fields, Area Rug, 60 in x 78 in
Fields – Area Rug, 60 in x 78 in
Polish Kilim Area Rug Diagonals II 69 x 98
Diagonals – Area Rug, 69 in x 98 in









All rugs are reversible.
Made from wool (82%) and flax (18%). 

Birds at ArtQuest

We couldn’t help but notice that birds theme art and gifts are happening around the store.
Oh my, it turns out that we are a very birdy store!

Dolan Geiman wooden plaque  Wooden sculpture with bellWOODEN PLAQUE FROM CHICAGO ARTIST DOLAN GEIMAN

Basic Spirit metal magnets  Basic Spirit kitchen essentials.BASIC SPIRIT METAL MAGNETS AND KITCHEN ESSENTIALS.

Dwayne Scherer clock    Sticks wall clock    Paper Scissors Rock


Lisa Elias candle holder with bird.    Polish PotteryCANDLE HOLDER FROM LISA ELIAS AND PIE BIRDS FROM POLISH POTTERY.


Potters Studio wind chime    Potters Studio wind chimePOTTERS STUDIO WIND CHIMES.

Functional Birdhouses          Wall hanging with birds.


Father’s Day 2016

Not sure what the right gift is? come to us . . .
. . . we have it right here for you!
plus we love to gift wrap!

Sports Fan      When your dad is a sports fan….
Driver's Duck for Golfers    or he is a golfer…..
wooden boxes     When he needs boxes for his stuff…
wooden objects
For the travels, parties or just for everyday…
      For Garden       and when the garden is his passion….

To all Dads….

Happy Father’s Day!

Memorial Day weekend is around the corner!

Sticks Flag I pledge alliegance
I pledge allegiance – American Flag from Sticks

Memorial Day weekend
is certainly a time to remember those who have fought and given their all for the freedoms that so many enjoy. It’s also a time that families and friends tend to gather and enjoy time together.

Here is our collection of unique decoration to make this special day even more festive.

Hand painted metal on magnets – American Flag and Sam – boy with flag from Carol Roeda Studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

American Flag - Hand painted metal on magnets from Carol Roeda Studio in MichiganSam - Boy with Flag from Carol Roeda Studio in Michigan

Artwork from Sticks. Wooden plaques 7″ x 7″.

Proud to be free Sticks PlaqueAs American as American Pie Sticks Plaque






Chess Set “Democrats vs. Republicans”

Chess Set Democrats vs. Republicans - Artwork from Sticks

  Celebrate Memorial Day with American art!