We are closing our doors, but will be weaving new patterns via partnership click here to learn more


We are so grateful for so much! ArteSana grew from an idea to a small but capable nonprofit social enterprise, all thanks to the generosity of many people, organizations and funders who supported us on our journey thus far. Together we did so much to empower women in Holyoke to learn, earn and grow promoting sustainability through a focus on recycling textiles.


Art Angels

The Beveridge Family Foundation

City of Holyoke (Community Development Block Grant)








Greater Holyoke Chamber Centennial Foundation

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Holyoke Local Cultural Council

Helderberg Lutheran Church of Berne, NY

Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice


Reader to Reader Inc

SPARK EForAll Holyoke

Transformative Development Initiative/ MassDevelopment



Over the years we've also been blessed with a growing count of individuals who donated sums large and small to support ArteSana through online giving initiatives like #valleygivesday and #givingtuesday - thank you! We couldn't do this work without you.


ArteSana was privileged to work with the Five Colleges as well as Bard Micro College at the Care Center in Holyoke in several ways, including hosting interns, participating as a case study for classes at UMass Amherst and Mount Holyoke College, speaking on panels, and taking part in the annual Holyoke Bound event and other community education efforts led by the invincible Maria Cartagena Salgado, People's Historian of Holyoke and beloved friend of ArteSana. ArteSana was blessed by the talent and care of interns who contributed greatly to the organization in social media and community programming. Shout out to Sahar Mirsepassi (Hampshire College '14), Sibyl Brown (Smith College '14), Nancy Ramirez (Mount Holyoke College '16), Jacqueline Yeung (Mount Holyoke '17), Destiny Brew (Mount Holyoke '17), Alyssa Snyder (Amherst College '18), Batia Krinsky (UMass Amherst '17), Kasey Clark (Mount Holyoke College '19), Haley David (Amherst College '21), Amirah Mahdy (Hampshire College '19), Sehee Park (Amherst College '19), Khyla Haddock (Amherst College '19), Giselle Guillen Martinez (Mount Holyoke College Francis Perkins '20). Special thanks to Reader to Reader and Community Based Learning of Mount Holyoke College for facilitating these student opportunities.




Alfred University
Amherst College
Bard Micro College
Bedfellows Blankets
Carlos Peña
Conklin Furniture
Hampshire College
Harold Grinspoon Social Entrepreneurship Conference
Holyoke Innovation Week
Joanna Chattman Photography
Maria Salgado
Mount Holyoke CBL Program
Natalia Muños
Nueva Esperanza
Olivia Rossetti
Paper City Clothing Co
Peggy Hart
Peggy Shannon
Reader to Reader Inc
Wistariahurst Museum
Women in Arts Leadership Symposium / UMass Arts Extension Services

ArteSana Inc is a 501c3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible.