About the Alton Creatives Emporium
Alton Creatives Emporium is home to unique Art, Crafts and Personalised Wares from local Artists and Makers. The shop, filled with original gifts ideas and local character, is nestled in the beautiful Market Square in Alton, Hampshire.
The Alton Town Council set up the Alton Emporium to enable local creatives to test out individual business ideas and in doing so, bring something new to the high street.
The council provided a town centre space at an affordable rate, without the often prohibitive long term lease commitment requested by most high street properties and were invaluable with advice in the run up to opening.
Roboshack – Your in-house Curator, Charlotte
Charlotte Cook – Roboshack
Founding Emporium Member Charlotte took reigns of the Emporium in August 2021, after a successful shop launch in April 2021. By becoming in-house curator, she co-ordinates the 20+ creatives instore (meaning more opportunities for sellers to sell, and more quality goodies for you to buy) alongside running her own craft business, Roboshack.
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To develop a retail space that is a joy to shop and a welcoming place in we empower each other and the wider creative community by sharing skills, knowledge and access to space.
- Respect – We’re an eclectic bunch who thrive by treating each other and our community with kindness, empathy and respect
- Creativity – Live, breathe, spark and nurture creativity
- Curiosity – Everything and everyone has possibilities. Look and you will find it!
- Sustainability – We are conscious of our footprint on this Earth and we very much welcome suggestions to help us ensure we tread lightly.