Ever since its grand opening (the day before our annual Pioneer Day Celebration) I’ve been wanting to check out Monticello’s newest store- the Monticello Artisan Co-op. My husband and I were out for a walk with our little guy the other evening and decided to stop in and take a look. All I can say is that there are some talented people around here! I’ve always known that there were quite a few artists & crafters in town, but I think it’s not until you see all their work in one place that you realize just how many there really are!
Currently, there are 13 local artists who have items for sale at the Co-op. There’s a wide range of hand-made items including jewelry, pottery, metal work, note cards, doll clothes & shoes, quilts, mugs, magnets, aprons, purses, lotions, baby items, and lots more. I follow them on facebook and it seems like they are always posting that they have new merchandise, so even if you’ve been in before, it looks like there is always something new to check out!
Whenever I travel this is the exact type of store that I look for. When I’m visiting a new place I don’t want to buy something that I could have bought anywhere- I want to buy something that’s unique to that place, and preferably made by someone local. I want something that when I look at it or use it, I’m reminded of the place where I bought it, and that is exactly what you’ll find here. I saw so many cute things that I wanted to buy… I’m definitely going back when it’s time to do my Christmas shopping!
Whether you’re looking for a unique souvenir for yourself or a gift for a friend or family member, be sure to stop in the Monticello Artisan Co-op to check out their ever-changing selection of local, handmade items- you’ll be glad you did!
The Monticello Artisan Co-op is located at 117 E Center Street in Monticello, UT. When heading east on Hwy 491, the Co-op will be on the left (north) side of the road just between the city office and the R&F Restaurant. It’s a bright building- you won’t miss it!
(Hours are current as of 8/20/13, but be sure to check their facebook page for updates!)
Distance from Monticello to lodging in San Juan County, Utah:
- Monticello: 0 miles/0 km
- Blanding: 21 miles/34 km
- La Sal: 41 miles/66 km
- Bluff: 46 miles/74 km
- Mexican Hat: 71 miles/114 km
- Monument Valley: 94 miles/151 km
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