ArtAndes is a Textile Design & Andean Travel business based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Having led over 50 custom designed trips to Peru, Melanie is knowledgeable about the biodiversity of the country and it's people. The long term rich connections that have been developed over the past 30 years have helped preserve culture & hand-craft through rural community visits. Traveling to Peru with ArtAndes is a memorable way to really know Peru, and have fun doing it!  + View Gallery

 
We are making lobby/driveway/curbside calls.
You are also invited to the Textile barn in Stillwater by appt.  
Text 651.230.0560 or e-mail

 

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 33 Stillwater, MN 55082

 

 

 

Events

 

Northrup King Building June SALE

Rugs, pillows, ottomans & furniture on sale

ArtAndes Northrup King Building Studio SALEAfter 16 years in the unique and vibrant arts building, we are moving to Stillwater at the end of June. We have beautiful rugs, pillows & ottomans (many on sale) Come by our studio NKB #285 Tues,...

 
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Follow an Africa Cloth to Peru and back

Posted June 1, 2020 @ 5:39pm by Melanie

The rug design started with a visit to my friend Sam’s second home in Galisteo, NM. Sam introduced me to the magical area of the SW shortly after she had joined my Peru trip in 2009. Galisteo is a vibrant arts community near Santa Fe. Her adobe home was built by this colorful character Ken,...

 
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ArtAndes textiles are timeless & contemporary

The tightness of the tapestry weave creates a durable and heirloom rug. Artful and unique in look, strong and functional in performance- the rugs will become the centerpiece of a room. All natural in material- handspun sheep wool rich in lanolin, hand dyed and hand loomed.  The quality of the weave creates a durable and heirloom rug.  The designs are a combination of pre-Colombian, Midwestern and Scandinavian influences!  ArtAndes rugs reflect an ancient tradition of expression and human fortitude. Unique and timeless, each rug is a meaningful heirloom, infused with the spirit of the Andes.

Read the startribune. article July 2014

 

We are all woven together!

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Travel Puru

This trip truly imbibes the ‘Spirit of the Andes’

A fun and lively way to experience the culture history and art of Peru. Melanie has been working and exploring Peru for 30 years, she has passion, respect and in-depth knowledge of the culture of the Andean people. The unique itineraries have great attention to detail and design. These long-term relationships create an open door into the lives and the homes of the real Peru; the non-tourist side of life. The locals welcome you as a friend, to share in their lives, while giving them a glimpse into your own. It’s the ultimate Peruvian journey, rustic and organic in nature, while meeting all the comforts and class of food and lodging along the way! A 'Spirit of the Andes' journey is "Unforgettable" in the minds of all. A trip sure to enlighten and enliven!

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Fundacion Comunidad has been working in the Ayacucho, Peru region since 2002. The foundation has started and supports three secondary school, five kindergarten schools, a bookmobile project, and a scholarship and nutrition program. The mission is to give the people the opportunities and tools they need to get themselves and their community out of poverty through education and nutrition. Through careful allocation of our resources, which come solely in the form of private donations, the foundation creates a self-sustaining bridge for the Indigenous people of the Andes. To learn more, please visit www.fundacioncomunidad.org.

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