The Cove pop-up shop is returning to 233 Westminster Street in downtown Providence on Friday, Nov. 29 to offer shoppers even more unique gift options this holiday season, while also supporting Rhode Island-based artists and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities (DD/ID). The Cove made its debut in the pop-up space in November 2018 and we’re so excited to have it back!
Spearheaded by The Cove Center and the Cove Artist’s Collective, The Cove pop-up will showcase a variety of handmade goods such as ceramic bowls made by The Collective, wooden furnishings and cutting boards made by Edge and End, hand-woven textiles from Flying Shuttles Studio, greenery and holiday plants care of the Groden Center Greenhouse, and more.
All partnering organizations serve adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities by offering a range of instructional, vocational and residential programs.
The Cove Artist Collective is part of The Cove Center, which offers a range of instructional, employment and residential programs for DD/ID adults. Founded in 1985 and currently serving over 100 clients daily, The Cove Center is one of the three corporations under the Groden Network.
“For over 30 years, the mission of Cove has been to connect the individuals we support to the larger community,” said Mike Smith, Director of Vocational Services at The Cove Center. “We are thrilled that The Cove pop-up store will offer opportunities for connections. We hope the entire community can stop by and check out this really unique store.”
The Cove pop-up will be open starting Nov. 29, Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The retail space is provided by Cornish Associates, owner of the Peerless Building and Westminster Lofts.