ALCHEMY: an artists' cooperative  |  320 Main Street  |  Lander, Wyoming 82520

 

Winter hours: Sept.-May, Tue.-Sat. 12-6 pm |  Summer hours: June-Aug., Mon.-Sat. 10-6 pm

info@alchemyartistscoop.com  |  307-206-1180

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ALCHEMY

 

ALCHEMY: an artists' cooperative was born on November 6, 2015 

Mission Statement: Alchemy promotes member artists and their artwork through a cooperative business model.

 Vision Statement: The vision of ALCHEMY is  to create original, quality, local, handmade fine arts and crafts to a regional market. 

 

ALCHEMY is a retail shop where local artists offer their original art works for sale .  At least one of Alchemy's artists will be available in the store to answer your questions.

Hours: 

January, February, March, April, October, November:                Tuesday-Saturday. 12-5:00 

May, June, July, August, December: Monday-Saturday 11-5:00

Left to right Joel Newquist, Noelle Weimann, Bill Yankee, Jaimie Warnick, Debra Zelenak, Scott Copeland, Melissa Strickler, Rosie Ratigan, Middle: Mary Haper, Annette McDonnel, Lennie Poitras, Donna Yost, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Gayle Barnette.
ALCHEMY: a short history

     The idea for ALCHEMY first came to be after a  small group of artists came together with an idea of a local art store.  This original group included  Lennie Poitras (pictured above), Dannine Donaho, Mary Haper, Deborah Britt, and Jeni VanderVoet.  These artists began recruiting  additional artists to develop the cooperative.   

  ALCHEMY opened its doors on November 6, 2015. The store was welcomed warmly by our community with encouraging sales.

     The co-op artists continue to meet monthly to work out policies, structure, responsibilities, and accounting. Each artist pays $60 per month and works 12+/- hours a month to be a part of the co-op. Artists receive 95% of their sales, aside from credit card fees. Alchemy artists strive to create original art that represents the broad spectrum of quality art in Wyoming.

     Current ALCHEMY artists include Lennie PoitrasRosie Ratigan, Shawna Pickinpaugh, Melissa Strickler, Joel Newquist, Bill Yankee, Noelle Weimann,  Jaimie Warnick, Mary Haper, Debra Zelenak Annette  McDonnel Scott CopelandDonna Yost and Gayle BarnetteALCHEMY artists value hand-made original arts and crafts, strength in numbers, working together, shopping locally and community involvement.

     Our products include 2D art;  painting, original prints, photography and collage.  3D art; pottery, jewelry, woodwork, sewn items, fiber art,  sculpture, journals, horn spoons, glass etching and more.