Davis said the artists working at InsideOut create art in a variety of media, including glass, clay, paint-on-canvas, and more.
The store has recently expanded partnerships with other Hamilton businesses to produce complementary products such as soap dishes for Lahvdah, candle holders for Petals & Wicks, and even beer steins for Municipal Brew Works.
“We’ve been closed for more than two months, so the artists have a lot of commissioned work that they’ll be able to get started on,” Neal Davis said. “The support we’ve received from local businesses, the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, and our customers during this closure means so much to us and reinforces what a great community we are part of.”
Michael Beauchat, spokesman for the Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati, said “when someone comes into the boutique, I think they are first struck by all the color and variety of the art.”
“Then they learn that it’s all being made right in downtown Hamilton by developmentally and intellectually diverse artists, and it makes the artwork so much more meaningful to them. The studio is also a community. The artists have built so many friendships by coming to the studio, just like we all do through our jobs,” said Beauchat.
Neal Davis said “the artists are so excited to be back in the studio.”
“They’ve missed their friends, and they’re eager to continue making artwork so they can earn their paychecks. We had several commissions come in right before their return, so they’ve been working hard to get those completed and to customers,” she said. “Even with masks on, we can see their smiles.”