Art Haus opened in July 7, 1992, when downtown Oshkosh was a very different place. That was a time when the furniture store WG&R was still located on Merritt Ave. Hero’s stood where Bar 430 is today and the Leach was not even being talked about. Times have changed. New business’s have opened and new parking lots have been built and Art Haus is still your only professional source for art supplies.
Today Art Haus remains a community-serving, independent retailer guided by the belief that inside everyone is an artist. It is our belief that there is no more dedicated, nor knowledgeable store to be found in Northeastern Wisconsin. Our passion is helping people who have ideas to realize them in ART.
Art Haus is truly a one-of-a-kind, focused as much (or more) on the discovery inherent in rummaging around the nooks and crannies of a brick and mortar "candy store" for artists as it is on the bottom line. Prices are as high as they need to be to cover cost-of-living/ quality-of-life/ issues, while low enough to be competitive with big box and online retailers if not on an item per item basis, then on a shopping cart to shopping cart basis. It carries the basics needed by many, as well as the esoteric, desired by only a few. Only through the patronage of a diverse set of customers can it continue to carry the hard-to-find treasures which make it such a beloved destination in the local artistic community.