The Hush Room — a local DIY art space — will host a pop-up shop benefitting the Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC) from November 10 to November 12. The venue is located on 110 Heisel Street, and the pop-up shop will offer hand-selected clothing of all styles ranging from streetwear to vintage.
Integrative arts majors Rebecca Aronow and John Ott organized the benefit. Aronow has booked benefit concerts throughout State College since her freshman year. The first concert she ever booked was a benefit for the CCWRC, and the event raised more than $1,000. After she decided to switch things up by inviting local artists to sell clothing and art, she knew she had to organize a similar event this year.
“The Pop-Up shop idea just made sense because it was proven to work…one of John’s aspirations is to design and sell clothes to benefit charities,” Aronow said. “I also think the act of thrifting is a fun way to destress, [and it]gives you an opportunity to find really unique pieces.”
The shop will feature brands like Supreme, Palace, Hook-ups, Adidas, and Nike, as well as vintage pieces with screen-printed designs by John Ott. You can check out the event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, November 10, as well as from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday November 11 and Sunday November 12. Both cash and credit will be accepted, and all proceeds will go to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center — a local resource for those impacted by sexual or domestic abuse.
“John and I decided to organize this Pop-Up shop to benefit CCWRC — a truly amazing organization that we’re so lucky to have in this community,” Arono said. “As someone who has experienced sexual assault, I feel especially motivated to help this organization as much as I can.”