Greater Madison's First Creative Reuse Center!

Hello Art Hatchery is Madison's first Creative Reuse Center! We accept clean, reusable art and craft materials from individuals and businesses and keep them out of the landfill by selling them online. Our art supplies are affordable, unique, and often vintage. Our inventory is ever changing! 

Accepting donations allows us to: 1) Keep reusable items out of the landfill. 2) Support community access to affordable art supplies. 3) Pay it forward as we make regular material donations to local non-profits and provide special discounts and opportunities for teachers and working artists.  


Hello! Thanks for checking out Hello Art Hatchery. This little shop is the first step to what I hope will be a much larger journey as I slowly transition from a professional career as a designer/marketer into an encore/retirement career as a shop owner.

The donated and new items my business partner, Jessica Rowe, and I sell online and in-store allow us to pay it forward and donate proceeds and materials to local charities supporting the arts.

As we grow, we plan to keep adding new classes and workshops, and hope to offer equipment rentals, and a community studio/maker space.

In the long term, someday we'll likely turn Hello Art Hatchery into a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit so our mission carries on long past our time. Today, however, we choose to save ourselves the hassle of that tax structure and operate as an LLC.

Jessy and I hope you enjoy this space and the potential of these materials we sell as much as we do. Thanks for checking us out! 

– Jenny


Hello Art Hatchery's Owner
Jennifer Kaye, Founder


  • Mission

    We encourage the community to #sayhellotoart by advancing the idea that making art is an act of self-care, requiring no training or innate talent. We encourage participation by providing affordable supplies and ideas.

  • Vision

    We imagine a world where creating art is commonplace, where the vast majority of our extended community sees art-making as an act of necessary self-care, and where art and art-making are both approachable and accessible.

  • Values

    Our values are centered on the benefits of making art, on supply accessibility, and environmental stewardship. We foster a no-shame, novices welcome environment that inspires creativity and makes engaging with art safe, fun, and relaxing.

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