Open Studios

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

Saturday, November 5, 2016   10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, November 6, 2016  12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, MA 01027

Come celebrate Eastworks’ third 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.

This year's music program will be hosted by Trevor Healy and Seth Glier. Saturday will feature ​Dan Liparini, Dan Thomas and Mandy Pachios, Seth Roberts, Bruce Korona and Shumoto and the Byrde. On Sunday, performers  will include Amber Belle​​, Adam Bosse, Botanica Wilde, Josh Baum, Eli Catlin​, Sophia Chambers, Bob Ferrier, Ryan Hommel, Rich Hommel and Eric Lee and Friends. Also on Sunday, Grammy-nominated Seth Glier will ​​perform beside talent such as Janet Ryan and Joe Nerney, playing a mix of styles and genres throughout the studios, hallways and stairwells.

Come see the yo-yo masters get their spin on, grab an appointment at the community acupuncture clinic, explore jiu-jitsu with one of the area’s top martial artists, and treat yourself to drinks and snacks at Riff's Joint, the Hideaway Lounge and, on Sunday, Holyoke Hummus Company.

Get a start on your December shopping. In honor of its fifth anniversary, this year’s Holiday Pop Up Shop will be offering 5% off November 5 and 6th only!

Open Studios -- a day on the town, all under one roof!

Mark your calendars! November 5th and 6th!

Open Studios Participants

The Bag Share Project Reusable Bags
Heather Beck Custom Jewelry
Nitika Bhatnagar Abstract Art
BMc Vintage Design Upcycled Tabletop
Bucktooth Whale Handmade Creatures & Curiosities
Kim Carlino Abstract Painting
Colson Gallery Gallery & Classes
Community Acupuncture Acupuncture
The Craft Laboratory Handmade Goods
Dopafit Parkinson’s Wellness Center
Eastworks Holiday Popup Shop Creative Shopping
Evolv Giclee Printing
Figure Drawing Club Group Show
Holly Fisher Film Showings & Digital Prints
Tito Gambarini Painting
Stacy Geryk Painting & Photography
Healy Guitars Handmade Guitars & Repair
Invisible Fountain Paintings
Knack: The Art of Creative Reuse Workshops & Demos
Lana Handmade Modern Feltmaking
Jon Manley Jiu Jitsu
Bob Marstall Childrens Book  Illustrations
Carol Ostberg Handpainted Furniture
Pioneer Valley Ballet Dance Rehearsal
John Polak Photography
Siegfried Porth & Associates Architecture
Prosperity Candle Candles With Social Impact
Puzzled Escape Mystery/escape Attraction
Refinery Handmade Bags & Accessories
Rosenberg Fund For Children Support For Activists’ Children
Julia Rowinski  Photography & Vintage Cameras
Dawn Siebel Endangered Animal Portraits
Arnold Skolnick Painting, Printmaking & Photography
Andrew Sovjani Fine Art Photography
SolaBlock Solar Power
Steve Stankiewicz And Mie Kurahara Painting, Drawing & Printmaking
Strength For Life Chiropractor & Strength Training
Studio Potter Ceramics Journal
Helena Sullivan Portrait Photographer
Survivor Arts Collective Peer-led Survivor Groups
Winsome Smiles Contemporary Portraiture
Somewhere Studios
Yoga Eastworks

Group/Solo Art Exhibitions

Monster Arts Project II - MAP (Mill Arts Project Gallery)
From Now Until Then - Progress in Works: Easthampton / Julian Parker-Burns
          (Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse)
Rather the Dew on the Window of the Castle than the Castle Itself - a photographic installation by
           Henry Amistadi (first floor interior hallway windows)

Musicians & Events

Amber Belle - Singer/songwriter
Josh Baum - Singer/songwriter
Adam Bosse - Singer/songwriter
Botanica Wilde - Neo alt-pop
Eli Catlin - Blues
Sophia Chambers - Classical piano
Bob Ferrier and Holyoke Community College Students
Trevor Healy - Guitar
Ryan Hommel & Rich Hommel - Jazz guitar
Bruce Korona - Rock
Eric Lee & Friends - Bluegrass
Dan Liparini - Jazz guitar
Dan Thomas and Mandy Pachios of The Mary Jane Jones
Seth Roberts
Janet Ryan & Joe Nerney - Blues & Motown
Janet Ryan, Seth Glier & Joe Nerney - Soulful pop
John Sheldon & Joe Nerney - House concert
Shumoto and the Byrde

Yoyo Experts Throwdown

Hilltown Misfits 4-H Club Animal Showcase

Music Schedule

SATURDAY,  November 5

Performances in the basement at Healy Guitars (059)

11:00  Dan Liparini

12:00  Dan Thomas and Mandy Pachios of The Mary Jane Jones

1:00  Seth Roberts

2:00  Bruce Korona

3:00  Shumoto and the Byrde

SUNDAY,  November 6

Performances throughout the building 

12:00  Bob Ferrier and Holyoke Community College Students
Basement at Healy Guitars (059)

1:00    Amber Belle
Basement at Healy Guitars (059)

1:00 - 1:30  Sophia Chambers and performers
4th floor open space

1:00 - 2:00  Eric Lee & Friends
2nd floor - concert on the move at Colson Gallery, Winsome Smiles and more

1:30-2:00  Botanica Wilde
1st floor at The Eastworks Holiday Shop

2:00  Adam Bosse
Basement at Healy Guitars (059)

2:00  Ryan Hommel & Rich Hommel
4th floor open space

2:00 - 2:30  Janet Ryan & Joe Nerney
3rd floor: concert on the move at Craft Lab and Prosperity Candle

2:30 - 3:30  Janet Ryan, Seth Glier & Joe Nerney
2nd floor: concert on the move at locations TBA

3:00  Josh Baum
Basement at Healy Guitars (059)

4:00  Eli Catlin
Basement at Healy Guitars (059)

7:00 - 10:00  John Sheldon, Seth Glier & Joe Nerney
House Concert - 4th Floor - follow the signs

In addition to their drop-in programs of continuous offerings, some of our participants have scheduled events-within-the event to happen in their spaces on Saturday and/or Sunday. Please consult this schedule for events with specific timings.
Jon Manley MMA (suite 030)
Saturday:  10:00 - 11:30   Jiu-jitsu class
      11:30 - 12:30   Kickboxing class

Studio Potter (suite 038)
Sunday:  1:00  Justine Figura of Tandem Ceramics demonstrating
wheel-thrown pots

First floor

Holiday Pop-up Shop (suite 136)
Storymatic demonstrations (storytelling and writing game card sets)

Yoga Eastworks (suite 111)
Chair massage, mini shiatsu massage sessions, sample restorative yoga with massage class
Knack: The Art of Clever Reuse (suite 126)
Saturday:  4:00  Artist talk with Julian Parker-Burns, in connection with
his exhibit, “From Now Until Then.”
Drop-in workshop activity: creative crafting with yarn scraps

Second floor

Somewhere Studio (suite 210)
Encaustic demonstrations

Survivor Arts Collective (suite 218)
Saturday:  2:00 Acupressure for PTSD workshop
Sunday:    2:00 Acupressure for anxiety workshop

Helena Sullivan Photography and Danielle Tait Photography (suite 230)
“Update your profile picture” mini-sessions

Third floor
The BagShare Project (suite 330)
Demonstrations of how to sew sample upholstery fabric into reusable bags, how to make an upcycled tote from bird seed bags and malt bags from area breweries using a no-sew folding method and grommets.