Kent State’s Student Run ARTshop to Host Mother's Day Event

Room 257 at the Center for the Visual Arts

The School of Art at Kent State University announces the opening of the student-run retail shop, ARTshop. The ARTshop is open to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon-6 p.m.

Kent State's student-run ARTshop is open for business.

The shop provides a means for students and student groups to sell their artwork to the public. The goal of the ARTshop is to act as a laboratory for introducing ideas about arts entrepreneurship to students. Student groups such as the Jewelry/Metals Co-Op, Textiles Club, Ceramics Club, Glass Club and the United Print Alliance have created work throughout the school year to sell at special sales. The ARTshop, located in Room 257 at the Center for the Visual Arts, is a permanent place for the public to purchase these wares.

"The ARTshop on campus allows students to work on entrepreneurial and marketing skills by selling their own artwork and interacting with customers," says Kent State undergraduate student Kayla Ewanko. "It's important for students to show their work to others outside of the art community." 

Patrons can browse and purchase student-made works in glass, ceramics, jewelry/metals/enameling, textiles and print. The students also are planning a special Mother’s Day event on May 3 from noon-6 p.m., with a wide selection of gifts available. The Center for the Visual Arts is located at 325 Terrace Drive in Kent. Metered parking is available on Terrace Drive and behind the building.