The 18th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale!

Friday, December 2  –  4pm to 8pm

Saturday, December 3  –  10am to 5pm

Sunday, December 4  –  11am to 4pm

Join in the festivities at Cotton Mill’s Open Studio and Holiday Sale, December 2 – 4, 2016. The 18th annual, seasonal event celebrates the work and creations of artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, circus performers, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and many other talented, juried artists and artisans from Brattleboro and surrounding communities. This spirited, sensory extravaganza spread throughout the three floors of the Mill is sure to provide something for everyone. Tenants invite you to visit their studios, while local artists invite you to visit their booths located in one of the 6 designated market areas. Experience a variety of tasty culinary delights, exhilarating circus acts, music and media presentations, dance performances and purchase artistic creations: iron art, pottery, functional wooden art, blown glass, jewelry, cosmetics, sachets, woven goods, and many other quality items. In addition, student artwork will be on display throughout the building. The Open Studio and Holiday Sale is a much anticipated annual social and shopping event for the whole family. The experience will collectively please your palate, tickle your senses and put a smile on your face.

There will be a number of volunteers on hand to guide visitors around the three floors of the Cotton Mill and direct them to Building C to observe the pottery demonstrations by Stephen Procter and Will Finkel.

Free admission.  

Register for a  free raffle food basket and  purchase raffle tickets for additional products created by the artists and artisans.

Handicap accessible. A volunteer will be operating the elevator.


Cotton Mill Artists and Artisans Include:

True North Granola – Franklin and Ingrid Chrisco  – Crunchy Gourmet Granola, Hearty Muesli, Delectable Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cookie Mix, and Maple Mixed Nut or Macadamia Brittle  (Website)

New England Center for Circus Arts – Elsie Smith  –  NECCA provides a safe, supportive, welcoming environment for students of all skill levels, ages, abilities and aspirations. (Website)

Stephen Procter Ceramics – Large, handmade ornamental vessels; smaller vases and tableware  (Website)

Iron Arts James Takaki  – Forged steel sculpture, garden art & architectural metal work  (Website)

Mutsu Crispin (Johnny DiGeorge) – Bouncy-ball Sculptures  (Website)

Michael Poster Photography Project based fine-art photography (Website)

Zoe Tilley Poster – Drawings – Original drawings and fine art prints of a richly imagined wild landscape (Website)

Tavernier Chocolates – Dar Tavernier-Singer and John Singer – Fresh handcrafted chocolates made with local ingredients (Website)

Greg Goodman Fine Woodworking – Custom furniture, interior design, fine arts(Website)

Sidehill Farm – Kelt and Kristina Naylor – Jams & Toppings (Website)

OWL FoodAllison Wright – All natural, hand made, gluten free, dairy free energy bars (Website)

SoBo  – Cyndal Ellis – A community dance and fitness center catering to (mostly) adults of all levels and abilities from beginner to professional –  SoBo offers weekly classes, studio rental, venue rental, and community performances and events. (Website)

Vermont Jazz Center – Eugene Uman and Ginger Morawski –  Dedicated to creating and preserving jazz through the presentation of workshops, concerts and instruction  (Website)

T. Breeze Verdant – Marquetry and inlay jewelry and boxes  (Website)

Storymatic Studios – Brian Mooney and Vaune Trachtman – Home to the Storymatic family of creative prompts and games, including Rememory (Website)

Rosie’s Wonders Rosalie Schulick – Whimsical card illustrations, eye-catching gemstone jewelry and striking nature inspired woven items  (Website)

Will Alderfer Metalarts – Handmade jewelry and metal work, specializing in custom jewelry and wedding rings. Rustic and elegant designs in Mokume Gane, gold, silver, copper, bronze, and iron. (Website)

Southdown Studios – Timothy Masters  – Art Photography  (Website)

Halifax Hollow Lia Sanders – Small batch foodstuffs

Bronstein Arts – Ellen Appel Bronstein – Painting, sculpture, prose


Outside Artists and Artisans Include:

Frog Pond Studio  –  Brad Dinwiddie  –  Functional wood turned products: shaving brushes and shavers, bowls, pepper mills, pens, and more (Website)

Carol Schnabel Handweaving  –  Handwoven scarves and shawls,  as well as, pieces for the home (Website)

Sunmeadow Alpacas – Bonnie & Mark Kimball  –  Handmade alpaca clothing accessories: hats, scarves, mittens, and shawls (Website)

Common Scents Sachet  –  Flo Nestor  –  Sachets crafted from high quality fabrics ribbons, beads and vintage buttons; seasonal potpourri sachets; lavender and flax eye pillows; and decorative lavender scented pillows (Website)

Big Picture Farm –Louisa Conrad & Lucas Farrell  –  Goat milk caramels and aged goat cheese (Website)

Robb Family Farm – Robb Family – Vermont maple syrup,  maple candy, maple cream, maple nut drizzle and handmade balsam wreaths (Website)

Georgia Morgan JewelryArtisan earrings, bracelets, pendants, pins and necklaces, handcrafted of copper, sterling silver, bronze, gemstones, found objects and polymer. (Website)

The Olive Table – Dianne Hinaris – Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oilfrom the family groves in Messinia, Greece and Greek Raw All Natural Honey from the fir and pine forest  (Website)

Saxtons River Distillery Christian Stromberg and Sydney Bouchard – Unique small-batch spirits made in the Brattleboro distillery (Website)

Vermont MosaicsSusan Rosano – Mosaic Garden Angels, Wee Faerie Houses, Mosaic Mirrors, Wall Art and Ornaments for your home and garden made of hand cut stained glass and ceramic tiles (Website)

Waring Music Dennis Waring – Ethnomusicologist, instrument maker, educator and performer offers the Waring Harp, the Three String Waring Cigar Box  Dulcitar and the Four String Cigar Box Guitar (Website)

Vermont Quince Co- Nan Stefanik – Specialty quince condiments and preserves made in small batches  (Website)

Whetstone CiderWorks – Jason and Lauren MacArthur – Producers of dry food-friendly hard ciders and perry from local cider and heirloom apples and pears.(Website)

Good Body Products – Chris and Trish Thomas – Therapeutic, organic body care products (Website)

Dosa Kitchen – Nash Patel –Food vendor on Friday –Bold, fresh flavors of South India (Website)

Entera Catering  Tristan Toleno  – Food vendor  on Saturday and Sunday (Website)

Mystic Metallurgy – Rich Gillis – Original Iron Creations: forged steel utensils, lamps and other hardware  (Website)

Grace and Miss Mouse Soaps – Judy Lidie – Handcrafted and  deliciously scented cold-processed soaps (Website)

Brag BagsKathleen Kennedy –  High quality, handmade tote bags, handbags, laptop covers, cell phone cases, Christmas stockings, and ornaments

Malisun – Apakorn Murray Beautifully designed jewelry  crafted from quality materials  (Website)

Joanna Alix Watercolors – Realistic watercolor paintings of animals and nature; original artwork, single-sheet and notecard prints (Website)

Carol Ross Pottery – Small, functional, elegant pottery- simple and modern  (Website)

Apex Whirl WindsJack Hinckley -Elegant, wind-driven, kinetic yard sculptures (Website)

Earth Creations –Tristan Wandzy Unique, quality wearable art (Website)

Sarah E. Rice Art – Whimsical drawings, block prints, watercolor paintings and photographs of animals, botanicals and motorcycles: notebooks, notecards, archival prints and originals (Website)

Lunalight Pottery – Fiona Morehouse – Uniquely handcrafted, functional clay work (Website)

Eclecticasia Creations – Dianne Miller Eclectic and unique handmade items: scarves,  bracelets,necklaces, earrings, and air plants in glass globes (Website)

Dellamano Glassware – Cathy Tretler –Handpainted functional glassware (Website)

Pioneer Bean – Jeff Levine – New England heirloom bean, humus products (Website)

Adrienne Ginter –Hand-cut paper pieces, unique handmade jewelry and greeting cards (Website)