Here in RI | From Art Supplies to Artwork

The front of the RISD Store

As the holiday shopping season heats up, people looking for RISD-designed gifts and products can find a new selection of work and pick up art supplies under one roof—in the newly remodeled RISD Store at 30 North Main Street.

Inside the newly remodeled RISD Store

RISD Store items designed and created by RISD alumni

Since the RISD WORKS shop closed in the Chace Center across the street, a selection of both handmade objects and well-designed products by RISD alumni and faculty members is now featured throughout the RISD Store.

Colorful glass bowls made by RISD alumni on display in the RISD Store

Shoppers can find everything from colorful glass bowls to whimsical jewelry to limited-edition prints and works on paper.

Jewelry made by RISD alumni in display case in the RISD Store

Two alumni contributed to the effort to help refresh the look of the store while also incorporating the RISD Alumni Collection into the mix of products on display.

Inside the newly remodeled RISD Store

Marla Whitford 85 IL, a senior designer for retail chain Talbots, reconfigured the layout for maximum efficiency, and accomplished woodworker Nick Hollibaugh MFA 03 FD designed many of the new display cases.

Student exiting the RISD Store holding art supples

photos by Jo Sittenfeld MFA 08 PH

November 11, 2019