Connecticut Art Studio Celebrates 1st Anniversary

The space is home to artists with special needs who create everything from wreaths and birthday cards to hand-dyed socks and colorful coasters.

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – It’s both an art studio and a sock shop, and together the company helps people of all abilities find meaningful work.

This month, the Harc Artisan Studio celebrates its first anniversary on LaSalle Road in West Hartford.

The space is home to artists with special needs who create everything from wreaths and birthday cards to hand-dyed socks and colorful coasters. Artists are then able to make a commission on their work when it is sold at the Sock Starz store next door.

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“I think it’s wonderful that people get good work and make beautiful things like this wreath,” said customer Carol Lennig.

Sock Starz opened in 2019. Here you can find hundreds of unique pairs of socks for all occasions, with proceeds going to non-profit organizations and meeting the needs of people with special needs across the country. region.

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“Once the word got out about what we do and providing meaningful work for people who are struggling to find meaningful work, our success was really born out of that,” said Harc’s Lori Gailey.

Sock Starts is open seven days a week and takes orders online. The craft workshop is open from Monday to Friday.

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