We are a collective of artists, artisans, writers, and designers working in wood, metal, stone, fiber, and ceramics.  Artizens Bank is a gloss on Citizens Bank, an old-school deposit and lending institution.  Bank evolves from bench, and the artisan's workbench is at the core of every creative process.  Our goal is to be a resource for creative skills and tools, a marketplace for craft, and a catalyst for social change.

There are some things that cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man’s life to know them, the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.
— Ernest Hemingway