Artisan Markets was founded in 2009 by Jewelry Artist, Audrey Thacker.  Audrey has and still is very involved in the community through her non-profit fundraiser experience and as a mentor volunteer with Free Arts of Arizona.  
Audrey saw a growing need to provide artists with well organized, well promoted, well attended events, giving other artists the best chance to enjoy success.  
What started off as a weekly Thursday evening event, has turned into a twice weekly event with many special 2-4 day weekend events.