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With little experience and a lot of determination, Anne & Barry Bradley brought Artisans at Rocky Hill to the Texas Hill Country.  Artisans opened its doors on July 1st, 2005 with the objective of showcasing fine Artisans & Craftsmen who reside in the inspirational hills of Texas.  Over 95% of all artwork in the Gallery is created right here, in Central Texas.  With the objective met, Artisans now showcases the most diverse selection of fine craft alongside fine art in the Texas Hill Country.

Moving from Houston, Anne & Barry Bradley, along with their two children Sean and Nicole, arrived in the Fredericksburg area in 1999.  With the move came the opportunity to absorb and enjoy new artistic styles in the Fredericksburg, Texas area.  Barry quickly became enchanted with the native woods of the area.  His designs changed from urban/ traditional to those which can only be inspired by this area in Texas.  Several years were spent showcasing his newly inspired creations through various venues in the Fredericksburg area.  His wooden canoes were well received as a unique and beautiful art-form not often found in Texas.  It was clear Barry’s talent had emerged into a fine art and with that realization, Artisan’s was born in Fredericksburg, Texas.

A busy family schedule and a tight budget encouraged the Bradley’s to enlist the help of the Artists.  Maintaining posted business hours is essential so, during the week and most Saturdays, our visitors will find an Artist in the Gallery who’s anxious to visit about any work on display.  Often times you will find the Artist in the midst of creating what will soon grace the Gallery.  Anne Bradley refers to the Gallery as not a “drop & go, receive a check” Gallery.  The success of Artisans depends greatly on those who showcase their work and the Artists contribute in many ways.  Roughly one third of the Artists actually work in the Gallery during business hours; some bring heavy appetizers to events and others perform demonstrations of their talent.  Everyone is involved in one fashion or another and as a result, the Artists have taken ownership in the Gallery.  Each Artist is genuinely grateful to be able to participate in this unique situation which has become more like a family than a retail environment.   Anne and Barry Bradley are grateful to have these wonderfully talented people in their lives.

For a fabulously fun and colorful experience, visit Artisans at Rocky Hill (on Main Street) to enjoy the finest in locally created fine craft and fine art.  Don't forget to step out the back door to enjoy a beautifully lush courtyard graced by the talent of our artists and one lovely lady named Maggie who transformed the once over-grown, weed infested area into a comfortable setting surrounded by Texas Native plants.


234 West Main St.  · Fredericksburg, TX 78624