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Calling all Finger Lakes/Greater Rochester Area Artists!

The Cheshire Union Gift Shop is looking for artists to sell their unique handmade items on consignment in our Old Schoolhouse Gift Shop!

We are particularly in search of: jewelry makers, soap/sundry/candle makers, original 2-Dimensional artists (painters, watercolorists, etcetera...), needle felters and woodworkers. However, we are open to ALL original and well crafted items!

Interested?

Please read and fill out our form below and drop it off along with your example items. We are open Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-5 to drop off. We will contact you back with our consensus in about 2 weeks. We look forward to talking with you soon!

Why Sell at The Cheshire Union?

  • We take a (low!) 30% commission, meaning there is no upfront cost to sell!

  • You can focus on the making, while we focus on the selling! We send a check each month for anything sold.

  • We are located on Route 21 South, a beautiful drive down the west side of Canandaigua lake, in the ~quirky~ hamlet of Cheshire, NY. We attract locals and tourists from summertime through the holidays.

  • We host frequent events throughout the year including: The Cheshire Cat Flea!, Open Studio Night, Gift Shop trails in conjunction with other small businesses, art shows in our Rusty Brundage Memorial Art Gallery and classes of ALL kinds!

  • If you are interested in teaching, do reach out via phone/email!

  • We are a unique and beautiful building with a cool history! Built in 1915, The Cheshire Union was originally a 4-room schoolhouse that taught grades 1-8 for about 40 years. 

  • We’re on social media: @TheCheshireUnion for Facebook and Instagram 

  • We have a staff of artists, art enthusiasts and art marketers. PLUS we’re a community of 100+ artists in the finger lakes area. Heed Barbara Sher’s advice: “Isolation is a dream killer”. Many like to think that being an artist is a solitary process, but the best opportunities come up when we interact with others~