Profile Type: Creative Business
Creative Business
La Diaspora Art Consignment Shop

Mabrika - Bienvenides - Welcome!

La Diáspora is a collaborative space for local creators, run by local creators. All of our merchandise has been dreamed up, designed, and crafted by artisans, artists, and creatives from Chicopee and neighboring areas.

When you shop at La Diáspora you support local artists, mainly of color, in their dream of becoming full-time thriving business owners and you will receive one on one consultation and design support for our wide range of personalized products. Don't see exactly what you need? Give us a call or stop on by, you may be surprised to find out that we are equipped to manifest your dream product quickly and professionally!

When you stop by to visit La Diáspora, you'll be received by our Art Consignment Shop, get to meet our collaborative members, and enjoy special programming throughout the year.

If you are a creative entrepreneur looking for a space to work and/or share your creations, look no further! We have a variety of membership opportunities and would be happy to consult with you on what would best suit your needs! Just email us at and we'll be in touch.

Lastly, Hahom - Gracias - Thank you!

Yes, we're thanking you before you even make a purchase! Why? Because you deserve to be thanked for merely existing! By existing right here and right now, you've contributed more than you know into this world and that alone deserves our gratitude.

We look forward to working with you soon!


More About the Co-Creators

Johnny Miranda and Jeannette Rivera are both active Chicopee community members who are passionately invested in beautifying its center and creating and "artmosphere" that reflect the vibrant diversity of the city they call home. With more and more storefronts closing, and creative entrepreneurs needing refuge and exposure, Johnny & Jeannette decided to create La Diáspora, a name inspired by their Afro-Taino-Boricua roots, and encompasses the broad range of artists in their growing collective.

As space activators, it is important to Johnny & Jeannette that they take a community-responsive business approach with La Diáspora, focusing on being creatively adaptive and fostering sustainable results that stimulate local economic growth, exposure, and expansion of local creatives, non-profits, and surrounding businesses.

Johnny & Jeannette believe that, “The way to thrive is by sharing our abundance of resources, in doing this, we can bridge the gaps of care in our communities and foster more joy, creativity & peace"

I Have Worked With

  • June 2021

    We are partnering with them to expose the community to literature and programs.

  • June 2021

    We are partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee for their Children's "Art Walk" Gallery display by hosting artwork of their children in our storefront windows.

  • January 2021

    We are collaborating with the Art for the Soul Gallery for a multi-gateway Skateboarding project to amplify & promote the culture, creativity, benefits and safety of skateboarding.


  • Creative Business
  • Venue

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Physical Address: 
234 Exchange Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
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Profile Type: 
Creative Business
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
Institution/Business Type: 
Retail Stores - Arts or Cultural Product

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Chicopee Cultural Council
Hiding in Plain Sight

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Until we are able to afford perminant installation of a ramp, we do have quick temporary ramp installation for anyone who comes to the door requesting it!

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
La Diaspora
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
234 Exchange Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
Venue Phone: 
Seasons Available: 
Venue Features: 
Climate control
Exhibition walls
Green room
Recording Equipment
Workshops, Art Exhibits, & workspace
Venue Capacity: 
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Trained Crew Available
Additional Comments: 
We currently offer space for workshops, Gallery exhibitions, and social events.