20th Anniversary Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale Dec 7-9, 2018!

Friday 4 pm – 8 pm

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

We are SO excited for the show! 

Join in the festivities at Cotton Mill Arts Open Studio and Holiday Sale.

Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale is celebrating its 20th anniversary promoting local artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs in the creative economy – starting with those who are a part of the Cotton Mill community. In recent years, the show has invited local artists and artisans to join the party and showcase their fine works as well. This event draws over 1000 visitors a day, and is promoted through public relations, advertising, and social media campaigns, as well as word of mouth from folks who make Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale an annual tradition. 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.Two café areas are also offered with Titos Tacos and Vermont Crepes and Saxtons River Distillery, alongside an array of locally-produced artisan food items.

Alongside holiday shopping, the event features live performances from the renowned Vermont Jazz Center, circus arts from New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), Sandglass Theater puppetry, local music and kids activities. Check our event schedule page for more information!

New this year Cotton Mill Arts is partnering with Downtown Brattleboro Alliance (DBA) to encourage event-goers to experience everything that downtown Brattleboro has to offer by providing a free shuttle between the Cotton Mill, two downtown Brattleboro locations, and free parking at Brattleboro Union High School. The shuttle will stop at the High Grove lot on High Street, the Transportation Center on Elliott Street, Brattleboro Union High School, and the Cotton Mill. It will run approximately every 20 minutes and will include a “Brattlebassador” on board to give local snippets, anser questions and maybe give you a chance to win a prize!

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.


2018 Participants Include

Windham County Artists and Artisans












Cotton Mill Open Studio Tenants & BDCC Tenants

Against the GrainKaren Crotto – Gluten-free baking mixes and other delicious gluten-free products. (Website)

Buddy’s–A Pet Store, Studio 255Michael Guerino – high-quality pet products to enhance the life of all pets. (Website)

Chai Wallah, 1st FloorNeil Harley & Jenifer Morier – Hot and iced Chai and pottery by Jenifer Morier. (Website)

International Photography VT Studio, Studio 311 Daimian Lix  – Portrait and product photography.  (Website)

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

Mutsu Crispin, 3rd Floor – Johnny DiGeorge – Bouncy-ball Sculptures  (Website)

OWL Food, 1st Floor – Allison Wright – All natural, hand made, gluten free, dairy free energy bars (Website)
Prolingua, 3rd Floor – Andy Burrows – Pro Lingua materials include texts and teacher resources, readers, games, writing and conversation materials. (Website)

Q Filmworks – Angus Reid  – Filmworks  (Website)

Rosie’s Wonders, Studio 351 – Rosalie Schulick – Whimsical card illustrations, eye-catching gemstone jewelry and striking nature inspired woven items  (Website)

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

Shapeshifters, Studio 206Eli and Krista Coughlin-Galbraith  – Custom-made chest binders and sports bras (Website)

SoBo, Studio 346  – 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)

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

Storymatic Studios, Studio 300 – Brian Mooney and Vaune Trachtman – Home to the Storymatic family of creative prompts and games, including Rememory (Website)T. Breeze Verdant – Marquetry and inlay jewelry and boxes  (Website)

Tavernier Chocolates, 1st Floor – Dar Tavernier-Singer and John Singer – Fresh handcrafted chocolates made with local ingredients (Website)

True North Granola, 1st Floor – Franklin and Ingrid Chrisco  – Crunchy Gourmet Granola, Hearty Muesli, Delectable Granola Chocolate Chip Cookies & Cookie Mix, and Maple Mixed Nut or Macadamia Brittle  (Website)

Two-One Pottery, 3rd Floor – Elisa DiFeo and David Eichelberger – Fresh and authentic ceramics. (Website)

Vermont Gelato, 1st Floor –  Michael & Jessica Kull – Handcrafted gelato made with locally sourced pure ingredients. (Website)

Vermont Jazz Center, Studio 222 – Eugene Uman and Ginger Morawski –  Dedicated to creating and preserving jazz through the presentation of workshops, concerts and instruction  (Website)

WR Metalarts, 3rd Floor – Handmade jewelry and metalwork, specializing in custom jewelry and wedding rings. Rustic and elegant designs in Mokume Gane, gold, silver, copper, bronze, and iron. (Website)

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