an ACA venture to promote handicraft artist creations

Founders: "In line with our vision to bring all forms of creative and performing arts under one roof at Academy of Creative Arts... We now want to create opportunities for handicraft artists to showcase and sell their work directly to consumers through our new venture  ARTIZANS - THE HANDICRAFT STORE... Royalties from the sales go directly to the local artists involved in creating these products..."



Dr. Java Joshi

Java holds a PhD in Drawing and Painting from India and a Masters in Multi-media and web design from Atlanta. 

Java’s work has been featured at many national and international art shows. She has held many solo and group exhibitions both in India and here in US. Java is also an active member of Lexington Art community and serves on the core committee for Lexington Open Studios. In addition to fine arts, Java has also been involved with theatre since childhood and has acted in 50+ plays, short films etc.  She comes from a theatre family and her parents have been doing theatre for over 45 years in India.

Java loves to share her passion of art through teaching. She teaches students from the ages of 3 to 18 years.  Her objective is to spread the love of art among children and create the next generation of artists

Hetal Joshi

Hetal’s educational background  is in Business and Marketing Management and came to US for his Masters in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University. Hetal started his career in consulting with Deloitte and has been doing strategy consulting for about 15 years. After Deloitte, Hetal was involved with a couple of start-up ventures, led North America Business Consulting practice for Cognizant and now is VP of Worldwide Services with a Boston based Software company.

Hetal also holds a Diploma in Performing Arts (Dramatics) from India. Hetal has also been involved in theatre from his childhood days. He has acted in over 40-50 plays and has written and directed many comedy plays, adult and kids skits, mime etc. Hetal also won national level awards for is acting during his dramatics days.