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Check Out Natalie Rich’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Natalie Rich. 

Hi Natalie, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I am proud to be 1/4 of the team at Gallery 202, located in 78th Street Studios in the Gordon Square Arts District in Cleveland, Ohio. Myself (Tesori dal Lago Jewelry), along with Aaron Swank (Aaron Swank Ceramics), Marcus Schafer (SWORKS), and Mark Yasenchack (Ceramics) are approaching our one-year anniversary as Gallery 202 on May 1st. Gallery 202 currently represents over 40 Northeast Ohio Artists. Every two months, our themed group shows change for a whole new experience. The most popular time to visit the monthly 78th Street Studios’ Third Friday artwalk from 5-9PM. Gallery 202 is also open on Wednesdays, 4-7 PM, Thursdays & Fridays, 11 AM – 5 PM, and Saturdays, 12-4 PM. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
The biggest challenge for the four of us was starting a creative business during a global pandemic. Fortunately, we live in a supportive community that intentionally shops for locally handcrafted goods and art. Our families, friends, artists, and patrons helped us through the first months of uncertain times.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Gallery 202 represents over 40 Northeast Ohio Artists. We are known for our extensive jewelry collection, ceramics, fine art, and gift items. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
Success is a combination of hard work and luck. At Gallery 202, we’re always looking for ways to support and collaborate. We’ve hosted private shopping experiences, we’ve collaborated with fellow artisans with pop-ups, and we’re looking forward to adding art classes to our array of offerings. 

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