Hope's Landing

Studio 605 Fine Art brings paint parties to Downtown Tiffin

One of 6 businesses to open in Laird Building this year

This picture shows the interior of Studio 605 Fine Art in the Laird Building.

TIFFIN, OHIO – Dec. 7, 2021 – The owner of a new experience-based business is excited to help people in Tiffin and Seneca County get in touch with their creative side. Studio 605 Fine Art, located in the heart of Downtown Tiffin on the second floor of the Laird Building, 120 1/2 S. Washington St., Suite 215, Tiffin, will have its grand opening on Dec. 14.

The business allows groups of people ages 10 and older to come together for acrylic and canvas paint parties. Events can include birthday parties, bachelorette parties, team building exercises and any other group, and the business allows people to bring in Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) beverages for those of legal age.

Owner April Clay has had a lifelong love of art, and found comfort in creating art as therapy. It was that and the recent formation of the Tiffin Municipal Arts Commission that helped her decide to pursue the business. “I’m so happy that I get the opportunity to share my passion with the community, and that I get to help people be excited about creating art.”  

Tyler Shuff of Shuff Consulting said: “I’m happy to help another small business open successfully and to help encourage people to pursue the arts in Tiffin and Seneca County.”

Members of the community gathered with some of the partners of the Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group, Laird Building business owners and Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 30.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz congratulated Clay on the opening: “It is always a welcome experience to see a new business locating in Downtown Tiffin, and I’m especially encouraged by how this will connect with the mission of the Tiffin Arts Council.”

Studio 605 will be available for classes Monday through Friday 4-10 p.m. and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, like and follow Studio 605 on Facebook and Instagram, visit studio605fa.com, email studio605fa@gmail.com or call (567)-938-0605.

In 2021, Tiffin Community Reinvestment Group, which owns the Laird Building, has invested significantly in the property, including building updates, small renovation projects and a new lighted sign for the building, which was supported through a City of Tiffin Sign Enhancement Program grant and recently celebrated with a ribbon-cutting by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce.

This year, five businesses in addition to Studio 605 have moved into the building, including 5K Construction, Hope’s Landing, JT’s Bagel Bar, Tiffin Youth Football and Yours with Every Stitch. In addition, Jolly’s, which has been in the building since 2017, recently went under new ownership.

About Shuff Consulting LLC

Founded in 2013, Shuff Consulting LLC specializes in assisting with the incubation of entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses. With a multifaceted approach, Shuff Consulting delivers results and outside-of-the-box solutions to many areas of business. This Consulting group and its associates also offer services in the arenas of real estate development, property management, marketing & advertising solutions, as well as design.

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

New social enterprise to employ human trafficking, domestic violence survivors

Program works with Sisters in Shelter

TIFFIN, OHIO – June 3, 2021 – Beginning today, a new boutique website has launched for Hope’s Landing, a non-profit social enterprise partnering with Sisters in Shelter in Downtown Tiffin. Hope’s Landing features products including candles, soaps and lip balm that are produced by human trafficking and domestic violence survivors.

By working with clients of Sisters in Shelter, Hope’s Landing offers survivors the opportunity to gain employment and earn a wage, job skills, and access to education, such as money management courses, and mental health services.

Sisters in Shelter is a non-profit organization located in Downtown Tiffin, Ohio that offers services to human trafficking and domestic violence survivors, including operating a safe house. The organization also strive to educate the community on these issues and the need to address them in Tiffin.

“For some clients at Sisters in Shelter, it is incredibly difficult to transition back into normal life after leaving our services. I am excited that we can help these women earn an income, learn life skills and still be part of the lifelong support system Sisters in Shelter has in place,” said Leah Cordy, Founder and Executive Director.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said, “Hope’s Landing provides a valuable service for the women who are helped by Sisters in Shelter. It is exciting to see this next step for this very important program.”

As well as on the website, Hope’s Landing products also will be for sale at farmers markets in Tiffin, Findlay, Fostoria and Fremont, as well as the Tiffin Flea Market:

  • Findlay: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 9, Sept. 23, Oct. 7
  • Fostoria: July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 18
  • Fremont: June 19, July 17, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 4, Sept. 18, Oct. 2, Oct. 16
  • Tiffin: June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14, August 28, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23
  • Tiffin Flea Market: June 12-13, Aug. 14-15, Sept. 11-12, Oct. 2-3.

For more information, find Hope’s Landing on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok or visit hopes-landing.com.

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.