Rhody Gem: July 2020

Studio Hop – Providence Monthly

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We’re on the hunt for Rhody Gems! Every neighborhood has that secret, hidden, cool and unusual, or hole-in-the-wall spot that locals love. Email or tag us on social media using #RhodyGem or email Abbie@ProvidenceOnline.com to suggest yours, and we might just feature it!

 

What it is:

Studio Hop is an eclectic art gallery representing about 80 different artists, half of them from Rhode Island and nearby places in Massachusetts. Beyond paintings and prints, Studio Hop also vends jewelry, furniture, textiles, and even skincare products. The gallery was a pioneer of the Hope Street cultural scene and has continued to innovate and persevere through the pandemic.

 

Where to find it:

Located in the middle of the Hope Street business district, Studio Hop stands almost directly across the street from Seven Stars Bakery. While health concerns persist, you can visit the store’s website or browse its impressive collection on Shopify.

 

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

This has been a landmark year: Studio Hop gallery will celebrate its 20th anniversary in November. Owners Nina and Peter Tegu recently celebrated 30 years of marriage, and Nina herself turned 60. Their son Eli (pictured with Nina) manages the store and shows his own artwork. Studio Hop is a community touchstone. “I love that folks can come in and feel inspired,” says Nina.

 

810 Hope Street  • 621-2262