September 21
10:30-12:00 PM

39 State St.
Bristol, RI 02809

ADA Accessible: Yes
Fee: Free! Pay what you wish. Any donation you make supports DESIGNxRI in organizing and executing DESIGN WEEK RI as well as any programs and events throughout the year.

An Inside Look at an Artist Run Collaborative Gallery

Learn about how Hotpoint Emporium Artist Collaborative became a successful, member run, local art gallery.

Meet some of our board members who will talk about our history, answer questions and give a tour of our gallery.

In 2017 a small group of local artist set out to create a sustainable setting for artists to have their work shown in a high traffic business district, without paying a high commission to gallery owners and to have their work presented in a way that reflects each members creative vision.

Today we’re a successful, nonprofit collaborative with a bright future. We have many special community events and offer a safe, supportive environment for our members and visiting local artists.

Holly Dirks

President of the Board of Directors

Originally hailing from the Pacific Northwest and now residing in Tiverton, RI, I tend to incorporate elements of the ocean and farmland into my pottery. I have developed many of my own unique glazes that reflect the colors and feelings that are evoked in me while being surrounded by the water and land.