No, we’re not being facetious in discussing a new art collective found deep within the country of the North Shore. Artsy Fartsy is indeed the name of this studio/gallery. Calling it a hidden gem is an understatement, as it’s inconspicuously located down Marconi Road, which is really just a long rural path that is found somewhere between Turtle Bay Resort and Kahuku food trucks. Halfway down the trail you’ll begin to wonder if you’re trespassing on private property, but keep going, because there is a pot of gold at the end of this dusty rainbow.
As you approach the property an idyllic Hawaiian farmland oasis opens before your eyes. You can imagine leaving life on the mainland far behind as “future you” nestles into one of the country cottages that are found beyond the gates. Try not to get distracted and stay true to your mission.
Upon arrival of Artsy Fartsy you’ll realize it was worth the trek. Beyond the barn-red doors is a collection of ocean-themed pastel-painted woodwork, ranging from furnishings and wall-hangers to mantle-pieces and holiday season decor. You’ll be greeted by the shop’s delightful mom-and-pop team who are there to answer your questions without pushing you to purchase. That said, the prices are honestly so low (when compared to what you pay at the island’s other galleries) that it’s pretty much impossible not to bring an original piece back home with you.
This is a magical studio located in an equally magical setting. Set aside an hour of your day on the North Shore to come see and experience this special place.
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