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Spring 2021 information

Spring semester hours
Monday–Thursday: 9 am–6 pm
Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Saturday–Sunday: noon–5 pm

Please note: risd:store is currently closed to the general public, but we encourage visitors to go to for curbside pickup (see below for online order pickup hours).

Beginning March 1, risd:store will be open for in-person shopping only for RISD students, faculty and staff with an active RISD ID. Admittance into risd:store is in accordance with Rhode Island occupancy guidelines, with the line to enter forming outside the Main Street entrance. Gifts, apparel and the alumni collection are only available online. Visit to shop these items.

COVID regulations for risd:store are as follows:

  • visitors are required to wear a face covering
  • visitors must observe six feet physical distance with others in store

In-store capacity is limited according to regulations. High-touch areas are wiped down on a regular basis. The store is also regularly disinfected.

See risd:store’s COVID-19 guidelines to learn how we’re ensuring health and safety while working to provide the best in-person and online shopping experience possible.

Online order pickup
Orders made online can be picked up Monday–Friday from 9 am–5 pm and Saturday–Sunday from noon–5 pm.

For further assistance, please contact risd:store at or call 401 454-6465.

The mission of the risd:store is to support the creative pursuits of our students and customers through a unique, inspiring and informative shopping experience.

Also home to a rotating retail collection of work by RISD alumni, we are your local art supply store, known for providing a wide variety of high-quality student and professional art and design products at great value while exceeding the service expectations of our customers.

risd:store is owned and operated by RISD, with all proceeds from sales going to the college for use in furthering its mission.


Tila Adams
Director, RISD Retail
401 277-4909

Robin Dessler
Assistant Director, Studio Supplies
401 454-6461

Charles Flora
Assistant Director, Alumni Work, Apparel and Gifts
401 454–6456

Michael Bilodeau
Buyer, Art Supply
401 454-6463

Charmaine Rodriguez
Marketing Associate
401 709-8685

Lauren Starr
Lead Sales Associate
401 454-6460

Tori Torres
Sales Associate
401 454-6460

Haesso Ji
Sales Associate
401 454-6465

Joseph Vena
Receiving Clerk
401 454-6452

risd:store accounts

To request a risd:store account please contact Tila Adams at