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Written by Rachael Rose   
Sunday, 27 January 2013 13:38

Fabricate Boutique
Looking for a unique, handmade piece of artwork, jewelry, or clothing? Check out this new local gallery and boutique in Northside.


Fabricate Boutique located in Northside.

When searching for a new piece of artwork to hang in your house, or a necklace to complete your Friday night look, consider the newest shop to nestle into Northside. Fabricate Boutique specializes in bringing Cincinnati locals the best handmade artwork, jewelry, and other hand-crafted items.


Fabricate was opened by co-owner Chris Salley after she noticed a lack of independent artwork sold in Cincinnati. "When I went to New York and San Francisco, I noticed these cities have a lot of boutiques and galleries that specifically showcase the work of independent artists," explains Salley. "When I returned home, I realized that Cincinnati was missing art galleries that displayed our local talent."


Fabricate has been a gallery and boutique for three years. They now have 150 local and regional artists who sell their work at the boutique. Fabricate sells paintings, prints, t-shirts, knick knacks, fashion accessories, home goods, and many other items that are handmade and original.


"Anyone can come in and find something," says Salley. "We have something for everyone."


Fabricate prides itself on its warm and accessible space. "We wanted our gallery to be comfortable to fit the handmade items we sell. It doesn't look like a fine art gallery; it showcases our talent through a relaxed atmosphere."


Besides providing customers with original handmade items, Fabricate is very affordable. With price tags starting at five dollars, anyone can come in and buy something for their home or closet.


"Our products are somewhere between high end items and items you would find at Target," explains Salley. "they are of great quality, are completely unique, and are very affordable."


All of the contributors featured in Fabricate are local and regional artists. Many were found through Crafty Supermarket, an indie craft show that showcases crafters, artists and makers to the Tri-State area. "The idea of buying something from an independent artist is so intriguing because you could very easily meet them face to face during your normal day," says Salley, "through buying independent, handmade items, customers can buy a great item and support someone from their own city too."


In addition to showcasing contributor's merchandise in the boutique, Fabricate holds a monthly gallery event to display a particular artist's work. Every second Saturday of the month from 6-10 p.m, Fabricate give a local artist a wall in the gallery to show their work. The artist is present throughout the event, and attendees can enjoy a glass of beer or wine, shop, and appreciate the work of a particular artist.


"We always have new pieces in the store," says Salley. "When a regular customer returns after a few months, they will find a completely different collection than the one they had seen previously. We are constantly showcasing new talent and selling new, unique items every day."


For more information on Fabricate, visit their website.

Rachael Rose -

Rachael Rose is the Marketing/PR Intern at Cincy Chic. Send her an email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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