Walpole Artisans Cooperative
Unique locally made gifts, original artwork handcrafted by juried members.
The shop is run as a cooperative, by the artisans themselves.
Located at 52 Main Street in Walpole, NH.  Open 7 days a week.
Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday & Monday 11:30am-3:00pm.

603.756.3020     walpoleartisans@myfairpoint.net     Mailing address: PO Box 1084 Walpole, NH 03608



 

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A Call for Artists

The Walpole Artisans Cooperative, a local 
arts and crafts not-for-profit gallery on 
Main Street in Walpole, NH, is looking for 
new members. Artists and craftsmen who are 
interested in applying for membership are 
encouraged to visit the gallery, to look 
at the displays and talk to the artist on 
site. Seeing the space first hand 
reinforces the positive impression that 
members and customers have the minute they 
step in the door. Interested artists can 
pick up an application and ask questions 
in person. Applications are also available 
online here and the group wants everyone to 
“like us” on Facebook.

The cooperative’s artists and craftsmen are 
linked together in like-minded purpose and kindred spirit. The members are the heart and soul 
of this retail gallery. They work in the shop, they set the cooperative’s policies, they serve 
on committees, organize events, challenge each other to fulfill the creative drive inside each 
of them and have fun doing what they love.
The retail shop has been described as a “magical” place. One visit to the gallery will confirm 
that this adjective says it all: great lighting; an intimate setting; a variety of mediums; and 
most of all a smiling member artist on site everyday to enhance the “art” experience for 
customers who are looking for something unique and handcrafted. There are no paid employees in 
this shop; the members do it all.

New members are juried into the gallery by a group of member artists who look at the applicant’s 
work and evaluate the applicant’s interest in being a working member. Some of the many benefits 
of membership include:

The members are the shop, they make all the decisions, set the hours, pay the bills and do the 
advertising.

The commission for sales is substantially lower than a “for profit” gallery. The rate varies 
with the number of days per month the artist works, but is as low as 15%.

Members can participate in an annual “Tour” in November to showcase their work in one of the 
best tours in the area.

The cooperative is a member of local Chambers of Commerce in Keene & Bellows Falls.

Members sponsor and participate in community events.

If you are interested in being part of this group applications are available at the shop as well 
as online at the cooperative’s website here.

Photographed here are Artist Carolyn Kemp and customer Diane Mason.

Visit us at our shop, the Walpole Artisans Cooperative, located at 52 Main Street in Walpole, NH.  We're open 7 days a week!