Eastworks Open Studios: Where The Creative Spirit of The Pioneer Valley Comes Out From Behind Closed Doors

Easthampton, Massachusetts, November 4 and 5, 2017

It’s not every day the talented artists, musicians and entrepreneurs who occupy the Eastworks
building open their doors to the public. Eastworks' third annual Open Studios will span two days this year: Saturday, November 4th, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, November 5th, 12pm to 5pm.

This event is free and open to all ages! Open Studios is the only two days of the year Eastworks’ creatives and entrepreneurs welcome friends, neighbors and strangers with open doors.

Working artists account for most of the residents at this 100-year old mill building, which has four floors of commercial, office, artist and warehouse space, and nearly fifty live/work lofts.  With over fifty participating artists and performers, it will be a weekend of soul-satisfying sounds, exclusive events, workshops, and demos.

"It's like being downtown, but in just one space,” says Trevor Healy, owner of Healy Guitars. The luthier will be opening his basement workshop for both days of the event, giving the community a rare opportunity to see the craftsmanship that goes into shaping a guitar’s sound.

Trevor has put together an exclusive list of musicians performing in the studio adjacent to his basement workshop:

10amIn The Nick of Time -music for kids!
11amAmber Belle
12pm- Josh Hirst & Co.
1pm-Alex Johnson of Colorway
2pmKimaya Diggs Music 
3pmEli Catlin
4pmDead Collective

12pmThe Sypek Brothers
1pmDez Roy
2pmZachary Trojano
3pmJon Carroll and friends
4pm- Vic Rawlings and Tony Pasquarosa

For its sixth year, the Eastworks Artisans Holiday Pop-Up Shop will be open again on the main floor in a new location on the first floor just inside the marquee entrance. Beth McElhiney, vintage home decor designer, is the shop's creator and proprietor. The shop offers fine art, photography, prints, jewelry, home goods and vintage. There is something for everyone on your gift-giving list, from stocking stuffers to the main event. Shop local, shop art!

Come see the yo-yo masters throw down, stop in at the community acupuncture clinic, explore jiu-jitsu with one of the area’s top martial artists. There will be films, food, discussions, and a diverse range of family-friendly events.

For more information, including a list of participants, go here.