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Welcome to Tangent – A Gallery of Finely-Made Things

We feature fine crafts from some of the best artisans in the country. Stop by to find great gifts or wonderful items for your own home. If you're looking for something beautiful, elegant, offbeat, or even a little bit quirky, chances are we have it in stock and waiting for you.

Join us on the Best Kept Secrets Tour April 20 thru May 6th. Shop at great hidden gems in Lehigh and Northampton counties. Information and Tickets available now through the end of the tour at Tangent Crafts.
Special events at Tangent Crafts during the tour
*Friday, April 21--Refreshments will be served.
*Thursday April 27--Our small floor loom will be available for you to try your hand at weaving.
*Saturday April 29--Laser engraving demonstration. One free personalized key chain per tour participant.
*Sunday April 30--Create your own folk toy. Sessions at 1pm and 3 pm. Please call for reservation at 484-558-1840. Class size limited to 10 each session.
*Saturday May 6--Wood turning demonstration (weather permitting).

Emmaus High School Art Teacher's Exhibit April 1st through 24th.

Carlene Morrow of Isis Glass is closing her studio and bidding farewell to the craft marketplace. We are pleased to offer a final exhibit of her work from April 25 through May 31.

Where's Waldo? He'll be hiding at Tangent Crafts Gallery again this July. We are also exhibiting drawings of Waldo by the children participating in the event. All school age children are invited to participate. Sign up for the Where's Waldo event will be in July at Let's Play Books, 244 Main Street, Emmaus, PA.


Tangent is owned and operated by Janet Rader and Ken Burton. Learn more about how Tangent Crafts came to be!


We have a lot of exciting plans for the future! Check out our upcoming events and class offerings.


Our artists each bring their own unique flare to our business. Get to know them better on our artist profiles!


We love to share our variety of delightful recipes with our fans - Check them out here on our website!

A Few of Our Featured Products

Light catching glass and copper stained glass pieces by Terry Zigmund, Vermont.
Hand poured soy candles by local craftsman at Hilltop Candle in Hellertown, PA.
All Fired Up! ceramic flower frogs fit any standard mason jars plus many other jars, vases or glasses.
Express yourself with hand painted, laser cut wooden signs from Spunky Fluff.
Real art etched in clay by Spooner Creek.
Sommerville Pottery, a popular artist from Out of Our Hands is back in Emmaus!
Hand knit sweater sets by local artist Susan Shiery.
Recycled glass trees by Michael Larson of ArtsAria.
Beverage set by Richard and Robin Sanchez of Fired Up Clay Works
Bouquet by Selena Glass and Metal artists Deana Blanchard & Chuck Young for indoor or outdoor display.
Cutting and serving boards, and wooden trays by Desmond Suarez of Sabbath Day Woods.
Bird Feeders and Birdhouses (**birds not included--they flap around too much when we're trying to wrap them up)
Vases from our Featured Artist Michael Cho
Yarn Bowls from Paul Anthony Studios
Tea Nests from Tea Tangent


Check out Third Thursday in Emmaus every month. Local businesses offer a variety of specials, fun activities and refreshments while staying open late for your shopping pleasure. There's always something new. Come see what Emmaus has to offer!

Click on the calendar tab above to get a full list of upcoming events and classes.

Birthday Club!

Join our Birthday Club to receive a special discount offer in the mail that is good towards one entire purchase during the month of your birth each year! Fill out the form below to join!
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Special hours during the Best Kept Secrets Tour April 20 through May 6th
Monday through Thursday 10a.m. to 6p.m., Friday and Saturday 10a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10a.m. to 4 p.m.