Artisan Gift Shop
After continued hard work and planning, the Arts Center East is temporarily closing its artisan gift shop in preparation for making it bigger, better, and brighter in the near future!
Preliminary plans are being made to swap the Artisan Shop and the administrative office. This will give our artisans more space, better light, and an overall better experience of displaying and selling their work. When the Artisan Shop re-opens, it will be open not only while exhibits are in the galleries, but between exhibits as well. Shop inventory will also coincide with holiday shopping, the changing seasons, and eventually, with themed exhibits.
As for the ACE staff, our offices will move into the old Artisan Shop and adjoining closet. With a few adjustments, the ACE staff will have delineated, out-of-the-way office space, allowing Arts Center East to showcase its art, and not its paperwork.
This expansion also means we will be able to include more artisans in the shop! Artisans who are interested in displaying and selling their work in the new shop can contact the office for more information.
ACE’s 2019 Artisan Shop is supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to better serve our local shoppers.