At 525, we’re not just a store; we’re a vibrant community hub, a place where creativity thrives and artists flourish. Nestled in the heart of Northwest CT, our brick-and-mortar space is more than just a showroom—it’s a celebration of craftsmanship, imagination, and the boundless possibilities of human expression.

What Sets Us Apart:

Supporting Local Artists: Our mission is simple yet powerful: to provide a platform for local artisans to showcase their talent and connect with our community. From seasoned craftsmen to emerging talents, we’re dedicated to nurturing creativity and championing the unique voices of our region.

Curated Collections: Step inside our store, and you’ll discover a carefully curated selection of handcrafted treasures, each one telling a story and reflecting the distinctive style of its creator. No matter what you’re seeking; one-of-a-kind jewelry, exquisite ceramics, or stunning artworks, we’ve got something special waiting just for you.

Explore Our Online Marketplace:

Can’t make it to our physical location? Don’t worry—our online marketplace brings the magic of 525 directly to your fingertips. Browse our virtual shelves, discover new talents, and shop from the comfort of your own home. With secure transactions and nationwide shipping, the joy of supporting local artists knows no bounds.

Join Our Community:

Whether you’re an artist looking to showcase your work, a passionate supporter of handmade goods, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of craftsmanship, we invite you to become part of the 525 family. Follow us on social media, sign up for our newsletter, or drop by our store in person—there’s always a warm welcome waiting for you here.

Thank you for embarking on this creative journey with us.

Warm regards,

Steven Fortier
Founder, 525 Exchange