Open Studios

Two days. Five floors. Some of the Valley’s best artists.

Saturday, November 4, 2017  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, November 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

Come celebrate Eastworks’ fourth annual Open Studios, a rare opportunity to get a look behind closed doors. Every year, hundreds of community members, artists and entrepreneurs gather at the 100-year-old mill building to celebrate local craftsmanship and creativity. It will be a weekend of soul-satisfying sounds and exclusive events alongside workshops, demos and a rare look into the studio life of the Valley’s most creative minds.

Read more about Open Studios HERE.

Eastworks Open Studios 2017 Participants by Floor

Ground floor

Luis Salazar 009
Short video documentaries for The New Regulars Media Platform, exploring stories of creativity, leadership and community in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Crossfit Stronger Than Yesterday   020   
A strength and conditioning program designed to help people of all fitness levels gain a broad and general fitness

Jon Manley MMA  030  
Martial arts instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and kickboxing

Arnold Skolnick  032
Oil paintings and nude drawings

Rebecca Bleecher   040
Art and shamanic healing inspired by spiritual guidance       

Heather Beck Designs 047
Fine crafted jewelry and accessories

The Enchanted Taurus 050
Formal hair and makeup artist. Specializing in fantasy makeup and creative events.

Healy Guitars  059
Handmade guitars and repairs

First floor

Easthampton Media  102
Public access cable television station

Sacred Roots Healing  111
Chair massage, mini-shiatsu sessions, restorative yoga with massage demonstrations.

Easthampton Travel  116
Full service travel agency providing knowledge and professional service for over 25 years

Evolv Fine Art Printing  118    
Giclee printing and digital art reproductions for artists and photographers

Community Acupuncture Center of Easthampton  120
Skilled acupuncture in a community setting at an affordable, sliding scale rate

121 Club   121  
Bar and event space

Serious Play Theatre Ensemble    near 121
Reshaping society’s conversation on prominent social issues through the art of ensemble theatre

Strength for Life Health and Fitness Center   125
Chiropractic health care; guided strength training; nutritional and weight loss programs

Eastworks Holiday Pop Up Store 126
Representing the work of Eastworks-based artists and others

Beth McElhiney  126  
Resurfaced vintage silverplate and aluminum serving pieces. Food safe.

Mill Arts Project (MAP) Gallery  137
Monster Arts Project III - Circus of Monsters

Emily Williston Memorial Public Library  142

Eastworks Event Office   145
Pop-up Gallery featuring Eastworks artists Brittany Arita (handlettered typography), Tracey Eller (Portrait, editorial and lifestyle photography), Susan Tefft (Mixed media on paper)

Pioneer Valley Ballet   Suite 155  
Dance instruction studio

West End Event Space   Suite 160

Crooked Stick Pops   Suite 162   
Handcrafted all-natural fruit and cream pops

Second floor

Andrew Sovjani Photography 200
Fine art photography

Volante Design Inc  204
Building a world of fashion where ordinary people get to feel extraordinary. Made in the USA.

The Invisible Fountain  206  
A man producing one-of-a-kind paintings that are cheap, fast and good. “Art for All.”

Survivor Arts Collective  218   
Peer-led, art-infused support groups for survivors of trauma, sexual and relationship violence. Trauma-informed, consent-based bodywork for everyone.

Studio Potter   224
The leading independent journal of ceramics since 1972

Idea Co. 229
Creative services for companies and organizations seeking to reinvent themselves, adapt to new marketplaces or develop a more consistent brand image

Helena Sullivan Photographer    230   
Portrait photographer specializing in high school senior portraits and personal branding

Danielle Tait Photography  230
Contemporary portrait photography

Russell Calabrese Artwerks   232    
Multi-discipline, multi-media and mixed-media artist; Emmy-winning director

Jeffrey Gatrall Art 232

Carol Ostberg    234            
Hand painted furniture and art

Lana Handmade    238           
An elegant fusion of the ancient art of feltmaking with modern techniques

Spitjack   241
Tools for food and fire. A cooking store for men.

Northeast Solar   244         
Video studio making informational solar videos

Refinery  Suite 248
Sewing studio for Refinery (retail shops in Northampton and Brooklyn). Handmade bags, pillows and accessories.

Kim Carlino   250  
Geometric abstraction: painting and drawings  

Heather Berlin  250                        
Clay figurative sculpture and fine arts

DopaFit Parkinson’s Movement Center  251   
Exercise and art to combat the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Renew Pilates 257
Fully-equipped Pilates and movement studio providing private and small group class instruction

Third floor

Easthampton Co.Lab  301
Member-run co-working, collaboration and incubation space

The Craft Laboratory  329              
An eclectic assortment of handmade crafts: aprons, children’s aprons, wallets, belt buckles and more

The Bag Share  330           
Volunteers sewing reusable bags for community use from discarded materials

Siegfried Porth  331

Prosperity Candle  362
Uniquely designed soy-blend candles handpoured by women refugees resettled in the Pioneer Valley

Fourth floor

Marjorie Portnow  401  
Plein-air landscape oil paintings

Julia Rowinski   407
Photographs, vintage cameras, and curious objects

John Polak  Photography  408     
Professional photographic services for artists and others

Dawn Siebel  416  
Oil portraits of endangered species I have met

Bob Marstall   Suite 420        
Landscapes and children’s book illustrations

Special Events at Eastworks Open Studios


All day: musical performances presented by Healy Guitars (suites 058 and 059)

10:00 -  In The Nick of Time - music for kids
11:00 -  Amber Belle
12:00 - Josh Hirst & Co.
1:00   -  F. Alex Johnson of Colorway
2:00   -  Kimaya Diggs Music
3:00   -  Eli Catlin
4:00   -  Dead Collective

10:00 – 2:00:  Lantern making for kids: In celebration of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), making lanterns in the style of calaveras (sugar skulls). Emily Williston Memorial Library, suite 142.

12:00 – 3:00:  Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) activity (all ages): make puppets, embellished portraits or other meaningful creations. Easthampton City Arts, suite 028.

3:00 – 6:00:   YoYo Throwdown  hosted by YoYo Expert, suite 160 (West End).

5:00 – 6:30:   Documentary screening and panel discussion: Day of the Dead in Context: Roots, Ritual and Reinvention. Easthampton Media, suite 102.

6:00 – 8:00:  Documentary screening: No Matter the Odds – The Art-Making and Life-Making of the tinydance project. Renew Pilates, suite 257.


All day: musical performances presented by Healy Guitars (suites 058 and 059)

12:00 -  The Sypek Brothers
1:00   -  Dez Roy
2:00   -  Zachary Trojano
3:00   -  Jon Carroll and BraveSoul
4:00   -  Vic Rawlings and Tony Pasquarosa

All day: Hampshire County 4-H Exchange: Pony and horse rides for donations for animals in flood-torn areas. West parking lot.

All day: Style & Sip at The Lift Salon (refreshments and styling services open house), suite 130.

1:00 – 3:00: Eric Lee and the Pioneer Valley Bluegrass Band
                    Jon Carroll and BraveSoul
                    Botanica Wilde
                    Various locations around the building.

2:00 – 4:00:  Pop-up Pivotal Play with Co.Lab — Have a great idea? Wondering about next steps? Talk to us first. We know things. Demonstration in suite 160.

2:15 and 3:15. New City Radio Project: Spoken word performance. Easthampton history and memoir. East End freight elevator, first floor (2:15), second floor (3:15).