East Street Arts, a social enterprise of Marrakech, Inc. is dedicated to fostering the creation of art through artisan training programs, workshops and community interactions for persons of all abilities.

East Street Arts was an idea that came directly from the individuals Marrakech supports. They wanted something different than what the traditional employment programs were offering. They wanted to do the thing they loved - art - and earn money for doing it.

Your purchases will help our artists directly earn income and help Marrakech continue to provide more art-based employment opportunities.

Who We Are


Creative Opportunities

East Street Arts houses both an Art Studio and the Association of Artisans to Cane, a caning studio that has been serving Connecticut and providing employment opportunities for people of all abilities since 1992. Artisans learn many different styles of seat weaving and use these skills to work on chairs that are dropped off for repair by community members. Chairs that have been donated and repaired are also available for sale in our retail shop. For more information about the chair caning, click here.