Why Small Businesses Matter in Ridgefield: 2 blue hens art room

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At 2 blue hens art room, we feel passionate about the power of the arts as a tool to strengthen the community and are proud to offer another avenue in which our community can come together.

Three questions with Elizabeth Raymond, co-founder of 2 blue hens art room.

Why did you start your business?

With Ridgefield being a community that celebrates and supports the arts as much as it does, opening an art studio offering creative arts opportunities for the younger members of the community just felt right! As the pace of life continues to quicken, children and families are in a constant state of movement and the programs we offer provide everyone with a chance to slow down, connect with one another, and develop skills, all while having fun.

Our priority is to celebrate the artistic process over the final product which empowers both children and adults to engage with materials in a way that feels comfortable for them. Incorporating sensory engagement with an open-ended arts approach helps children self-regulate, fosters language development, and provides opportunities for problem-solving and collaboration. At 2 blue hens art room, we feel passionate about the power of the arts as a tool to strengthen the community and are proud to offer another avenue in which our community can come together.

What is your best-selling product/service?

Prior to opening the studio space at 80 Grove Street, 2 blue hens offered mobile parties. Upon settling into our space, birthday parties have taken off in a way we never anticipated. Eliminating the need to pack and unpack cars plus travel time, we are now able to offer more parties in a weekend and are currently booked out months in advance. 2 blue hens art room offers two party packages; little hens Celebrate parties are for children ages 1-5 and offer a variety of sensory play and art-making activities in a range of themes including but not limited to: cars, trucks, unicorns, under the sea, and dinosaurs.

A blue hen's Birthday Bash caters to children turning 6-10; each party includes 2-3 process art experiences such as canvas art, beading, tie-dye, slime, lava lamps, etc. Each party is truly personalized for the birthday child. It has been such a privilege to help so many families celebrate their child’s special day! 

How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?

Connecting with other local businesses has been great; we’ve formed relationships with Planet Pizza and Stacey’s Totally Baked to offer the option of pizza and cupcakes for our parties. G’s Fancy Faces LLC is an incredible face painter who’s been a part of celebrating with us as well.

Sedona Art on Main Street carries a slew of art materials and supplies, and Ridgefield Hardware Co. also offers many resources for those “outside the box” ideas. Miss Confident has generously donated gift bags for our tweens to take home after a night of art-making. We have so much gratitude for all of the support from our local businesses and look forward to continuing to grow these relationships!

Elizabeth would like to nominate Heather at Queen B Coffee Company to be featured next!

2 blue hens art room is located at 80 Grove Street in Ridgefield. Visit 2 blue hens art room online here, and make sure to check out their Facebook, and Instagram pages as well!

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!


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