THANK YOU ATTENDEES OF The 19th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale!

See you in December for our 20th Anniversary!

Friday, Dec 7 –  Sunday, Dec 9, 2018 

Friday 4 pm – 8 pm

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm


The Cotton Mill Open Studio event is produced and run entirely by Cotton Mill Arts, a volunteer-run organization that is not connected to Brattleboro Development Credit Corp, the entity which owns and manages the building.

Join in the festivities at Cotton Mill Arts Open Studio and Holiday Sale. This annual seasonal event celebrates the work and creations of artists, musicians, bakers, cooks, and craftspeople of the Cotton Mill, and many other talented, juried artists and artisans from Brattleboro and surrounding communities. This popular spirited, sensory extravaganza spread throughout the three floors of the Mill is sure to provide something for everyone.

Cotton Mill businesses invite you to visit their studios, while local artists invite you to visit their booths. Experience a variety of tasty culinary delights, exhilarating performances, music, and media presentations,  and purchase artistic creations: iron art, pottery, functional wooden art, jewelry, cosmetics, sachets, woven goods, pet products, and did we mention culinary delights?? In addition, student artwork will be on display throughout the building.

In 2017 we hosted three food and beverage “cafe” areas – one on each floor – for you to stop, rest, savor, and shop on. The 2nd Floor Cafe featured crepes from Vermont Crepes and cider from Whetstone Ciderworks, as well as music from Helen Hummel (Sat), and Aura Shards (Sun). The 3rd Floor Cafe featured Tito’s Tacos and signature cocktails from Saxton’s River with live performances from Dan DeWalt (Sat) and the Sandglass Theater Flea Circus (Sun).

Cotton Mill 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.


2017 Participants Included

Cotton Mill Open Studios

Mondo Mediaworks – Digital marketing agency specializing in high-quality creative content for the web.  (Website)

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

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

Buddy’s–A Pet StoreMichael Guerino – high quality pet products to enhance the life of all pets. (Website)

ACT Fit – Tanna Dean, Christine Lane – Fitness studio that offers a variety of the most popular fitness programs; Spinning, TRX, HIIT, Bootcamp, Kickboxing, Pilates & Yoga. (Website)

Sensation Products – Walter Hagedorn – Toys for children with sensory needs. (Website)

Chai WallahNeil Harley & Jenifer Morier – Hot and iced Chai and pottery by Jenifer Morier. (Website)

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

Q Filmworks  Angus Reid  – Filmworks  (Website)

3 Generations Collaboration (hosted by Codestar)  Janis Hall  – Gift Wrapping to benefit 3GC’s mission of connecting youth and older adults – (Website)

Southdown Studios & Halifax Hollow Tim Masters & LiA Sanders  – Fine photography and homegrown foodstuffs

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

Lisa Charkey Artist  Lisa Charkey  – Display of mixed media work on paper. Morocco inspired holiday cards will be available for sale as well as hand sewn Moroccan leather babouche.

Outside Artists, Artisans and Vendors Include

Diane Echlin Ceramics – Lyrical celestial mandalas and deeply textured scenes of forest life on wheel-thrown jars and platters. (Website)

Earth Creations by Tristan Tristan Wandzy Unique, quality, wearable art. Semi-precious stones, crystals, various metals, and silver wire are utilized in Tristan’s creations. (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)

Earth’s Core Designs – Maressa Fonger  – Real birch bark jewelry and accessories speak to lovers of both art and nature. (Website)

Every Fabric Has a Story – Ann Golob  –  Unique fabrics that have traveled across the globe to become totes, pot holders, pillows, aprons, and the occasional quilt. (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 Oil from 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)

Deer Ridge Farm – Jerry Smith & Susan Peters –Small, diverse farm offering maple syrup, honey, and popcorn.  (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)

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

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)

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

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

Hickin’s Mountain Mowings Farm – Randall Hickin –Small family farm since 1950 offering pickles and condiments. (Website)

Vermont Crepes – Johanna Gardner –Crêpes and buckwheat galettes.  

Patch of Sky Farm – Joanna Wilson Phillips – Skin and body care sourced from local Vermont farms as well the producer’s own backyard farm. (Website)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Roots in Silver Allison Korn – Silver jewelry (Website)

Putney Mountain WineryKate Dodge – From dry dinner wines to spicy and sweet liqueurs made from of the plentiful and varied fruits of our region.  (Website)

Alexis Dohas/ Forest Garden Farm – Alexis Dohas – Fine photography and plant medicine (Website)

Caryn King Studio – Caryn & Rick KingPainting and archival prints of animals (Website)

Lisa Flanders Studio – Lisa Flanders – Handmade jewelry (Website)

Shimmerling – Susan Roston Fused glass panels inspired by the natural world. (Website)

Tito’s Tacos – Carlos (Tito) Gurza –  Grab-n-go authentic Mexican food. (Website)

Entera Catering  Tristan Toleno  – Food vendor  (Website)

My MittensRachael Shaw – Knit good including mittens.

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