The Artistic Quarter, located at the start of the Gosposka and Na Okopih Street along the Savinja riverwalk sprang up in 2004 and 2005 when the Municipality of Celje invited the local artists to move into defunct and abandoned elite boutiques and handicraft workshops flanking a tiny square.

It is one of the few well-rounded creative areas of this type in the country, and it has been a notable part of the Celje cultural and arts scene for nearly a decade. Currently, the studios are used by a variety of artists who also run the AQ Gallery.