In 1994, our owner, Sharon Dahlen, opened Cherokee’s of Manitou, focusing on creating a working artist’s studio. Over the years, her passion for local art and jewelry has enabled our business to bring in amazing pieces for our clientele. In 2015, we began a new phase of the business to establish a Cheese shop inside our studio in Manitou Springs, CO.
For over 20 years, we’ve worked to establish a place where people can appreciate locally sourced art. We’re inspired by the amazing support we’ve received from the people of El Paso County and beyond. This has allowed us to improve our craft and create a unique store that has a shopping experience unlike any other.
There aren’t many local art gallery in which you can see the working artist producing their art. Cherokee’s of Manitou provides a different shopping experience than most shops. Our oil paintings bring to life images of nature and pay respect to our nation’s military. Visit us for a truly special art experience.
It’s important to us to highlight the culture, nature, and people of Colorado. The community around us has supported our hard work for years, and we love providing you with amazing artwork and cheeses that come from our home state. By bringing in only local products, we’re also helping support other local businesses, showing our customers why Colorado is the best state there is.
Visit Cherokee’s of Manitou if you want to experience a welcoming art studio full of local pieces that highlight the culture and life found in Colorado, as well as our nation's armed forces. Enjoy some local cheese while viewing handcrafted woodwork and lovingly crafted paintings. Stop by today to see what makes us so special.