Gallery is located at 174 S. Main St.
(Rte. 313), Dublin, PA 18917
Gallery Phone #: 215-249-3934
AAOTE is home of AAOTE Aromatherapy, Gemstone, & TZ Glass Collections.
Visit & Shop our new site: https://aaote.squarespace.com/ We're just waiting for the domain transfer to occur, then aaote.com will automatically refresh to our new site.
Aspiring Artists of the Earth (AAOTE) has been supplying retailers with our top-selling, artisan-crafted collections for 13 years now. Our owner and resident artist, Tari Zarka, also our resident glass artist, draws and digitizes the artwork used in our wood collections, which is made entirely in-house in PA, U.S.A.. She also designs our finished products and each is assembled in-house. We offer a full range of display options for our collections including counter top and slat wall displays. Customized designs in the wood collections as well as customized packaging options are also available. Products arrive on sales floor packed, priced, and ready for the register.
Our client base, and sales continue to grow annually, thanks to the efficiency we provide to our retailers, our story, and our ever-changing, inspiring designs. People love the functionality and are drawn to the beauty of our work. They feel the love we have for our work, and continue to seek us out to support us to make more of it. For this, we are grateful.
April 5th, 2018: I've got some great news, and some sad news for some.
The great news:
AAOTE has been offered a huge space at this year's Bucks County Designer House. This will be our 3rd year showing with BCDH (Bucks County Designer House). Our Boutique will be open April 29-May 27th daily. http://www.buckscountydesignerhouse.org/visitus/directions/
Sad news for some:
AAOTE BCDH Boutique is so large that I will need to close AAOTE Gallery in Dublin in order to adequately stock our space. Our Dublin retail location will be closing on April 15th, 2018 at 4pm. Remember, you can shop AAOTE Boutique at BCDH May 1-29th daily.
The discontinuation of our regular retail hours in Dublin will continue after BCDH closes. I know it doesn't sound like it, but this is good news for us. Our wholesale business continues to grow and I need the space and focus of our staff to continue to grow our wholesale business. But rest assured, our Dublin location will open for special events and the winter holidays. In the meantime, please call us at 215-249-3934 if you'd like to schedule an appointment to make a special purchase.
Let's stay connected! Follow us on Facebook and check www.aaote.com to shop our newest designs, to find an AAOTE Retailer near you, or to find out about our local events/openings.
As always, thank you for your continued support. It's been an amazing 14 years and it's really just the beginning! Looking forward to a bright future.
Owner and Resident Artist
Aspiring Artists of the Earth
A bit more of our backstory:
We are based in Tari's family's hosiery mill where we have the space to create and produce our work, and to grow our business, all the while repurposing a piece of our local history. This hosiery mill was started by Tari's grandparents and was in operation from approx 1960-2014. In it's busiest of times it employed approx 100 people at a time. Tari and her family have preserved a number of the hosiery machines and still sell the hosiery made in this building in our retail space. Today, we're not quite 100 employees, but we're growing, we love our work, and are grateful for the privilege to be able to create for a living.
We believe in giving back. We donate a minimum of 5% of our profits to charity annually.
We are also partnered with Whole Planet Foundation, donating .08 cents of each item sold in our WFM stores Sept-Dec.