Christina and Linda Hollerbach originally founded the Art Haus as a gallery and creative studio, where guests could create and collect original art. Due to increasing enthusiasm for German culture and a desire to provide additional gemutlichkeit to the wonderful guests of our other family businesses in Downtown Sanford (Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe and the Magnolia Square Market), we now offer imported and custom German clothing and accessories!
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Trachten at the Art Haus
Enjoy the rare experience (at least in the US) of trying on a traditional German dirndl or set of lederhosen in person and having it personally sized to your figure. Perfect for Oktoberfest, Fasching, Christmas, and (of course) any night you have dinner at Hollerbach’s! (Update: wear your dirndl or lederhosen to the Willow Tree and receive a free schnapps!)
We would love to see you during our open hours, and you are always welcome to request an appointment for fittings. To contact us, please use the form at the bottom of this page.
Closed on: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Mother’s Day and New Year’s Day
About Linda and Christina Hollerbach
Linda and Christina opened the Art Haus as a creative outlet for themselves and the community. The Hollerbach family (Linda, Christina, and Theo) opened their German restaurant, Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe, in Downtown Sanford 2001, and their German deli and grocery store, Magnolia Square Market, right around the block in 2011. After many wonderful years sharing German culture with guests, mother and daughter branched out by opening Hollerbach’s Art Haus (then known as String Theory Creations), an art gallery and creative studio featuring a wide variety of handmade and local art.
Linda Hollerbach is an accomplished jewelry maker, and the Art Haus features her original line of jewelry. Linda shares her craft with others in our jewelry making parties and classes two times a week, just as she taught Christina as she was growing up. She is also a board member for local non-profit Creative Sanford, an organization that collects the stories of Sanford residents and weaves them into theatrical productions, and of course, acts in a supportive advisory role for the restaurant and market. She and Theo live nearby, but love to take adventures to far away places, especially if there is an opportunity to bicycle.
Christina Hollerbach splits her time between the demands of the restaurant and the Art Haus as the company’s Director of Support. Having literally grown up alongside the Willow Tree Cafe, working every position in the company from dishwasher to HR, Christina dedicates her time to expanding all three Hollerbach businesses through new marketing and special events. Christina enjoys volunteering for various local organizations, including the Woman’s Club of Sanford and the Love Your Shorts Film Festival, especially if it means putting on a fun event to draw people to Sanford. She lives with her husband Matthew and their many cats.