Hello!  We are Martin and Kathleen Rinnhofer.  Our interest in working with furniture and home goods came out of a need to furnish our own home with a small budget.  Martin started refinishing furniture and found a passion for bringing pieces back to life from a state of disrepair.  I found I like to paint pieces and reuse items.  We both enjoy the construction and architecture of older pieces and want to see them restored.  Martin and I have fun collaborating, working in the shop together and finding inspiration in one another.  Many people want a cabin in the woods whereas we have always wanted a workshop and storefront.  We might just be crazy, but we love what we do and we enjoy sharing our work with others.
Martin and I chose Preston, MN not only because of its proximity to Rochester, but we also fell in love with our building.  Preston is such a welcoming and beautiful town.  The countryside around Preston is so gorgeous.  It is such a natural fit for us.  Preston and the surrounding areas have a lot to offer and we have already found so many great pieces that we can transform and feature in our store.

Call: 507-202-6996.

Hours: Mon-Tues 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thurs-Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Urban Artifacts
117 West Fillmore Street
Preston, MN 55965