About Us

Since 1977, Art Gems Galleria has been devoted to featuring the work of American artists & craftspeople. Located in the scenic village of Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, Indiana, Artifacts offers an intimate shopping experience and curated collection of Jewelry, Artful Objects, Ceramics, Wood, Glass, Home & Body Accessories, Paper Goods, Gifts, and other stylish wares and wearable art from the handmade movement.    

Art Gems Galleria plays an important role in the local Indianapolis community by connecting art lovers with art makers. Artifacts was co-founded by  Jeannie Luz and her dear friend Dotty, both originally East-Coasters who had landed in the Midwest. Their passion was arts, crafts, and connecting people with beautiful handcrafted objects.

The handmade movement was in full effect, and so Art Gems Galleria was born in Jeannie’s living room. She became involved in craft councils, juried art fairs, created an investment group, befriended artists, and lobbied local government to protect small businesses. Artifacts quickly took roots in Broad Ripple, and Jeannie established herself as a valued member of the local business community.

Jeannie’s daughter Alicea Nancy Luz grew up in the shop, meeting all the loyal customers and artists, and learning the trade. She went on to attend art school and with the same artistic soul and love of craft as her Mom, in 2014 Alicea officially took over Art Gems Galleria. Since then, she has carried on in the same spirit of community by providing artists and designers with a showcase worthy of their wares.

We welcome you to Artifacts and invite you to browse our collections. 

Alicea Nancy Luz

Email: aliceanancyluz50@gmail.com

Phone: +3176226328, +3305392830