Visit the 15th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studios & Holiday Sale!

Saturday, December 7th – 10am to 6pm
Sunday, December 8th – 10am to 5pm

Share the holiday spirit with friends and crafters inside the buildings of the Cotton Mill at the 15th Annual Open Studio Event and Holiday Sale! This year there are more events, vendors, goods and services to explore than ever. On Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, the doors and halls open for folks from Southern Vermont and beyond to experience the hospitality not only of the artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, circus performers, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, but also of other local participating vendors. This is a must-do social and shopping event for the whole family: So much to see, so much to do, so much to sample and to buy!

This year the Cotton Mill Open Studios boasts approximately 50 participating businesses offering tasty treats, enticing performances and holiday gift items for sale. From painting and pottery to fiber arts to jazz, circus and dance performances, there is something for everyone. There will be a number of volunteers on hand to help guide you around the buildings and floors so that you don’t miss anything. Click here to read up on some of the events and demonstrations being offered, and check out our list of participating artists and vendors below.

2013 Cotton Mill participants include:

Anthony Oliva  -  Simply Spoken - Handmade jewelry from recycled bicycle parts  (Website)

Amaya Alvarado  -  Feather Moth – Handmade jewelry from recycled leather & feathers (Website)

Kelt Naylor  -  Sidehill Farm  -  Jams & Toppings (Website)

Sherilee BacKman  -  Venus of Vermont  -  Crafters of a wide range of effective personal care and cosmetic products for all ages and skin types. (Website)

Rachelle Ackerman  -  Rachelle Ackerman Massage  -  Chair massage & gift certificates to benefit Hunger Free Vermont. (802-257-1070)

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

Lynda Simons, Kate Parsons & Jamie MacDonald  -  Open Music Collective  -  inspiring students to perform and express themselves through music with classes, private lessons, concerts, community jams, and summer camps. (Website)

Elsie Smith New England Center for Circus Arts  -  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)

Allison Wright  -  Owl Food  -  All natural, hand made, gluten free, dairy free energy bars. (Website)

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

Sara Meehan Studio  -  Functional hand carved ceramic art. (Website)

Johnny DiGeorge (Mutsu Crispin) – Film & Visual Art  -  Screening excerpt of independant film Redbelly, bouncy-ball art, & photography by Joshua Farr.  (JD Website) (JF Website)

Michel and Linda Moyse  –   The Center for Digital Art  -  An educational organization for digital media, art and film studies; and a resource for digital art and video production. (Website)

Peter Deyo  -  Deyo & Sons Picture Framing  -  Specializing in framed sports photos, celebrities (Duck Dynasty) and record albums. (Email)

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

Zoe Poster  -  Drawings  -  Original drawings & fine art prints of plants and animals. (Website)

Rodrica Tilley – Recent pastel paintings from the Fifty State Plein Air Painting Project.  (Website)

Greg Goodman  -  Fine Woodworking  -  Custom furniture, interior design, fine arts.

Megan Baehr  -  Nonesuch Garden  -  Handmade dolls, illustration and comics. (Website)

Terry Sylvester Studio  -  Prints & Paintings  (Website)

Cyndal Ellis  -  SoBo  -  A dance and movement 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)

Oak Meadow-  Homeschooling curriculum (Website)

Vermont Jazz Center  -  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)

Brian Mooney  Storymatic   -  Writing prompt, teaching tool, parlor game and a toy all in one box. (Website)

Natalie Blake Studio  -  Handmade/carved, sculptural wall art tile and back-splash tile, hand-thrown ceramic vessels. (Website)

Terri Walton  -  Deer Ridge Custom Shoes  -  Custom shoes and orthotics  (Website)

Andi Weisman  -  Just Pies  -  Dessert Pies

Ray Ruseckas  -  Framed art and a new line of soap  (Email)


Outside Vendors Include:

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

Pam Larson  -  Heartfelt Vermont – Felted hats, bags, purses and felted soap. (Email)

Carla Magbie Magbie Pottery – Simple elegant wheel thrown pottery- functional forms intended for everyday use. (Website)

Lisa Flanders Studio  – Handmade sterling silver, bronze and copper artisan jewelry incorporating colorful gemstones, primitive tribal beads and rustic vintage and found objects. (Website)

Brad Dinwiddie  -  Frog Pond Studio Functional wood turned products. (Website)

Sue Carey  -  Marble Meadows  -  Felted wool sculptures, hand drawn eggs, needle felting kits, sheep skins & wool. (Website)

Carol Schnabel Handweaving  -  Chenille, tencel & bamboo scarves & Shawls, cotton placemats and table runners, newspaper recycled journals braided baskets. (Website)

Jen Weichers  -  Lizard Studio Paintings & jewelry. (Website)

Caryn King Painting  Acrylic/oil paintings on canvas & wood. Prints & cards. (Website)

Bonnie & Mark Kimball  -  Sunmeadow AlpacasHandspun/handfelted Alpaca products-hats, scarves, mittens, spinning demo. (Website)

Rosie Schulick  -  Rosie’s Wonders  -  Handwoven wearable fiber arts made with natural fibers, gemstone silk jewelry, and whimsically illustrated cards. (Website)

Melinda LaBarge – Nuno Felt Artist – Nuno felt scarves, shawls, and pillows. Fingerless mitts, hair ties and journal covers. (Website)

Tristan Toleno  – Entera  -  Food Vendor  (Email)

Louisa Conrad & Lucas Farrell  -  Big Picture Farm – Goat Milk Caramels. (Website)

Prima K. Cristofalo  -  Ranunculus Market  -  Crepe paper flower holiday decorations, handmade clothing, kitchen linens, gift boxes, pincushions, buttons, and other small and lovely gifts made out of paper and fabric. (Website)

Zak Grace Glass  -  Blown and formed glass wares and art. (Website)

Robb Family Farm – Pure and natural maple syrup, pancake and fritter mix, and maple value added products  (Website)

Caitlin Burch Glassworks  -  Hand blown glass and lampwork glass jewelry. (Website)

Charles Rak Karicature King  -  Caricature artist  (Website)