The Strathmore Artisans began in 2007, when a small group of Strathmore neighbors gathered together to host an open house to showcase and sell their original handmade arts and crafts. For the first four years, the event was hosted in Strathmore homes, but it eventually became so popular that it outgrew neighborhood living rooms. In 2012, the event, which was held annually on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, was expanded to include more artisans and moved to its new home in Historic Onondaga Park’s Firebarn.
After taking a break in 2014, the event was revived in 2015 to help sustain the Strathmore Speaker Series. As a part of this revival it moved to a new and larger home in the Strathmore neighborhood, Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church. In 2017, the sale was moved to an even larger neighborhood venue, Most Holy Rosary Church’s Parish Center and Gymnasium.