Browse our gallery. You're sure to find a treasure you can't live without handcrafted by a local artist. 


Lunch is served 11:00-3:00 Monday-Friday with more hours for dinner and brunch on Sunday. We offer daily vegan and gluten free options.  The coffee pot is always on.

Discover the artist in you. Use our studios to practice skills you already have or learn something new.

 Our studios are well equipped.

The Eclectic Cafe Studio & Gallery

Art, coffee & dining in Huntsville!

Whether it's free wifi & great coffee or a hot meal that you need, the eclectic has it all. Take a study break and create something awesome in one of our studios or chill with friends.



Vortexan Eclectic Kitchen

Tamara started her fine crafts teaching career with 4-harness weaving in 1980.  This was followed by a stint teaching knitting in Up-State New York and an Artist in Residency, Fiber and Clay, at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. 

From the summer of 2000 thru 2013 Tamara co-directed the arts & crafts program at Gwynn Valley Camp, an early childhood coed sleep-over camp in the mountains of western North Carolina outside of Brevard.  She still serves as a consultant.
Since 1992, when not at camp, Tamara has served as a community artist offering arts and crafts instruction through The Wynne Home Arts Center and through projects funded by the Huntsville Arts Commission.


Now she has opened her own shop where she can share her many craft talents with you!

Tamara Chasteen, Artist in Residence

Gallery & Store