One-Stop Art Shop: Heyde Center Launches New Art Store
boosting the arts doesn’t stop on stage for this performance venue ...
A local performance venue cements its status as a haven for local artists on and off the stage.
The Heyde Center for the Arts in Chippewa Falls, a popular performance venue, recently opened a new art shop inside of its downtown location. The Heyde Center Art Shop stocks a limited number of unique, handmade products featuring the artwork of local artists.
We’ve really taken advantage of the free time we've been given to start curating locally sourced art.
Heyde Center for the arts
Taylor Huppert, performance services associate for the Heyde Center for the Arts, said the idea for the space came from an abundance of free time, which allowed the staff to brainstorm ways of supporting independent artists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’ve really taken advantage of the free time we’ve been given to start curating locally sourced art,” Huppert said. “By doing that, we are allowing ourselves to be prepared for when things do open up again and we’ll have souvenirs available for people from Chippewa Falls from local artists. They’re inspired by local scenery and imagery and they’ll be able to take a piece of the city with them when they leave the Heyde Center.”
Currently the store stocks watercolor pieces, fiber art, magnets, pottery, hand-painted glasses, hand-dyed silk, and a plethora of other pieces by strictly local artists. The store seeks pieces that will accentuate the unique qualities of the Chippewa Valley.
The Heyde Center Art Shop serves as both a means to support local artists during a challenging time and also a destination for patrons to continue supporting local art when events are possible again.
Interested artists looking to inquire about having their art featured in the Heyde Center Art Shop can call the Heyde Center office at (715) 726-9000 and ask for Taylor Huppert. The store is open during normal business hours.