Artique Gallery, winner of the top retailer of the year award, features over a thousand American craft artists with items ranging from extraordinary jewelry to one of a kind gifts. The store is a haven for people looking to add to their own collection of fine American art. In 1980, Mike Stutland began his celebration of creativity and inspiration by opening a gallery of fine American Craft. He wanted to create a space where people could view and purchase the heirlooms of tomorrow. More than that, though, Stutland wanted these items to be handcrafted by American artisans. Items for his unique boutique would be hand picked and visually impressive, something worthy of holding on to and passing along to children and grandchildren. Artique has won many local and national awards. Stutland was recently honored with the NICHE Top Retailer Award. Artique has also won the magazine’s “Top 100 Retailer Award” seven times in the last ten years. They were recently voted the best place to buy gifts and a finalist as the best place to buy jewelry by the Lexington Herald Leader Reader's Choice Awards. Stutland, has created a business that has become a much-loved staple of Lexington and the Bluegrass Region. This world-famous gallery attracts thousands of visitors and locals, drawn by the intricate treasures and superb quality of Artique’s creative works. Quality and uniqueness are synonymous with Artique. Let’s face it, they come for the “WOW!” Artique is located at the Lexington Center and Lexington Green Mall.