On Warren’s busy Main Street sits the bright and airy Made in Warren, a unique artist cooperative shop that sells a wide range of handmade goods at all price points. The store’s walls and shelves are filled with work from over 40 artists from all over the region, an eclectic mix of pottery, artisan jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures, wine totes and wood cutting boards.
The shop opened in January 2016, after a group of local artists saw the area’s potential as a site for promoting their artwork and inspiring the community. “Warren has a vibrant arts community with a historic working waterfront, walkable downtown and much more,” says Diana Cole, a founding board member of the group and a stained glass artist who sells her goods at the store. “With so many artists in the southeastern New England area, often working or living in Warren, it seemed the perfect spot to set up shop.”
The shop continues to bring in new makers and rotates the displays each month to highlight featured artists. “The artists frequently bring in new artwork, so the inventory is changing and always fresh,” explains Diana.
This is the type of store where you can linger for a while, learn about the artists and take in their beautiful pieces. Plus you can find a gift for just about anyone as well as something special for yourself. “Customers who come into the store are extremely enthusiastic and promise return visits,” says Diana. “I love meeting customers and explaining the co-op, answering questions about the artists, and sometimes meeting a customer who wants to buy a piece of my stained glass.” Made in Warren. 476 Main Street, Warren, 310-0559