The Collective is a brand-new gallery boutique that has been a breath of fresh air for New Richmond, Ohio in times such as these. This local shop features the work of over 100 local and regional artists, making it the perfect place to treat yourself or a loved one while supporting a local, handmade and small business.
The mind and owner behind The Collective is Aly Stacy. “I feel we have built something special with The Collective. I wanted to bring the magic of the art shows that I have been a part of with my other company, KreativeMindz, to a store, while also helping to
The Collective opened its doors to the public on June 27, 2020. Their unique store holds the work of over 100 local artists, with more being added over the next few weeks. Their product lines range from bath and body, coffee and cottage foods, apparel and jewelry, upcycled and fine art, toys, paintings, pottery and more. There is a special gift for everyone at The Collective. “I had no idea I was surrounded by so many creatives and talent, their work is amazing.”
It has been a unique journey for Stacy to find local artists for the storefront. “In the beginning, I reached out to my favorites and scoured local and virtual markets for new makers. I am looking for a specific quality and presentation, as well as a wide variety of work. Today, we are accepting artist submissions via our website.” The inspiration and creativity of the local artist is the heart of The Collective. While they have only been open for a few weeks, the local shop has brought life to the old German church The Collective now calls home.
“One of my favorite parts in launching The Collective has been watching the hope I have seen it bring to so many customers and artists,” says Stacy. “They are inspired by the space; I see them connecting with a particular pieces and artist statements and brings a smile to their face. With so much goodness under one roof, it is hard not to feel something.”
The Collective is located at 411 Walnut Street in New Richmond, OH. They are open Wednesday – Saturday, 11-6pmand Sunday, 12 – 4pm.