The Collective: Local Handcrafted Goods

The Collective: Local Handcrafted Goods

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Learn more about a new gallery boutique bringing a breath of fresh air to New Richmond by showcasing the work of more than 100 local and regional artists.

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 revitalize my community and town,” says Stacy. “I am hoping The Collective will help make New Richmond a destination, outside of the city, while supporting local and regional artists, along with the handmade and small business movement. It’s home to such unique small businesses and breathtaking views.”

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. 

To connect with The Collective, follow them on Facebook and Instagram and visit their website, http://www.thecollectivenr.com/

Hattie Martin
Hattie Martin is an editorial intern at Cincy Chic. She attends University of Cincinnati, majoring in Public Relations and Fashion Studies, complimented with a Creative Writing Certificate. When she is not found writing, you can find her at your local coffee shop or spending time in her hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky. Contact her at hmartin@cincychic.com.

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