Established in 1976 by a dozen local artists, Handwork is a retail craft store owned and staffed by its member artisans.  The cooperative now has 45 members engaged in a range of crafts including pottery, woodworking, glass, jewelry, fiber arts, wearable arts, leather, dried florals, paper, fine art, and photography.  Committed to the community, Handwork donates five percent of its annual profits to nonprofit programs and awards an annual Handwork Art Grant to a community member interested in a career in the arts but who cannot afford classes, a residency, or related educational opportunities.