Studio Arc Pop-Up Shop Sells Winter Items

A woman buying a gift bag of products with the help of three women. Two of the women are in Studio Arc aprons.

After months of crafting at Studio Arc and packaging items for sale, a group of women from the Opportunity Zone visited The Arc of Essex County main office in Livingston on November 17 for a winter craft pop-up shop.

With seasonally scented soaps, room sprays, lip balms, sugar scrubs, painted ornaments, and holiday cards for sale, artisans Asia, Shanae, Faith, and Ruqyyah set up the displays of the items they created, served as personal shopping assistants to the shoppers, and helped bag and ring up the items in checkout. The day was a huge success, as the group sold more than $1,100 worth of merchandise, the proceeds of which will help fund their next round of crafting supplies and future items for sale.

The next pop-up shop is scheduled during The Arc of Essex County Caregivers Night on December 6. Studio Arc holiday cards can also be purchased at the Studio Arc online shop at A 10-pack of cards costs $12 and features five vibrant winter scenes created by Studio Arc artists.

To learn more about Studio Arc, contact Director of Creative Programming Angela LoSapio at 973-535-1181 ext. 1231 or