Allied Arts

Allied Arts Guild 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park 650-322-2405 http://www.alliedartsguild.org/ Located in nearby Menlo Park, the Allied Arts Guild is an oasis of shops, gardens, artists' studios and a cafe. A favorite spot for visitors, the historic site has carried out the founders' original vision of a European-style crafts guild and created a lovely environment to shop, eat and relax.

The Guild houses numerous studios and shops of various artists, ranging from furniture repair to pottery making. The Artisan Shop sells handmade art and is operated solely for the benefit of critically ill children at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Visitors can also enjoy lunch at the charming cafe with a view of the gardens. The Allied Arts Guild holds special events and provides artists and visitors a refreshing experience year round.