May Two- Day Open Studios is Finally Here!

From 12-5pm this Saturday and Sunday- join us for double the art, double the shopping, and double the fun.

With food trucks, art demos, several exciting galleries, brand new art, and TWO full days – this weekend is sure to have something for everyone. During our biannual two day Open Studios special event, we will have a wide variety of art demonstrations with our lofts and studios artists. These demonstrations are a unique opportunity for all to see what goes into your favorite art pieces, and even learn some new skills in the process.

Whether you’re an art collector, a curious explorer, or just looking for an extraordinary weekend adventure, this event is not to be missed. So mark your calendar and join us on May 6th and 7th from 12 pm to 5 pm, for an art-filled journey you won’t forget. Scroll down to see a selection of the art demonstrations that will be happening over the weekend.

Come see art where it is made!

Art Demos on This Weekend!


Live painting of a seascape in progress with George Middleton in loft 109, 3pm-5pm on Sunday.

Live painting Q/A all day with Amy R. Roberts Fine Art in loft 214. Come by to view the live/work studio experience and chat, 12pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday.


Buddha Painting with Original Art by Teo!

Studio 245 12pm-5pm, Saturday and Sunday.

Rug Lock Hooking: Traditional Craft with a Modern Eye with Fiber Drama!

Learn how the use of traditional rug making is being revitalized into fine art with a reflection on the role of women and handcrafts in our history.

Studio 446, 1pm-5pm on Saturday.

Bookbinding with Middlesex Bindery!

Learn about the assembly and repair of books.

Studio 318, 1pm-4pm Saturday and Sunday.

How to care for your Charcuterie Board with JobeMac Studios!

Keep your Charcuterie Board conditioned like a pro. Learn how to use an all natural wood serum and conditioner to keep the wood healthy and beautiful.

Studio 101, 3pm-3:45pm Saturday and Sunday

Easy Epoxy Resin Ocean Pour on a Cutting Board with Elephant Dreams By JoBeMac Studios!

Learn the basics of beautiful epoxy resin ocean pours with a live demo and Q&A Session.

Studio 107, 2pm-2:50pm Saturday and Sunday.

Akua Inks Demo for Calligraphy Printmaking with Brooke Lambert!

Brooke Lambert, printmaker & painter is a represented artist by Akua Inks and Speedball Art Products. She will be holding an Akua Inks Demo covering her process for inking and printing her original collagraphs using sustainable environmentally conscious Akua Inks. The demo will include a color mixing demo for Akua Inks. Brooke makes her large scale ocean inspired collagraphs from recycled materials to highlight nature’s beauty and bring awareness to protecting our environment. Brooke teaches art to adults in NH, MA and ME. She shows her work widely in New England, New York and beyond.

Studio 447, 4-5pm Saturday.

Impasto Oil Painting with Troods Art!

Impasto is a style using thick layers of paints with palette knives and brushes.

Studio 493, 1:30pm-3:30pm Saturday and Sunday.

Thai Chasing and Repousse with Karen Christians Jewelry!

A peek into the process and tools used in traditional Thai metalwork.

Studio 561, 1pm-3pm Saturday.

Karen Christians

Karen Christians

My Process: How I build a painting with Michele Boll Art!

Join as Michele works on a painting- explaining the process from initial underpainting to final glazes.

Studio 467, 12pm-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Two-Day Open Studios 

May 6 & 7

Saturday AND Sunday, 12pm-5pm at the studios and lofts buildings


Storage Closet Gallery – IN THE WORK, Denise Driscoll – Meet the artist, May 6 and 7 from 12-5pm
Lofts building, second floor.

Loading Dock Gallery – 43.7623°N, 69.3203°W,  Nan Hockenbury, Heidi Jackson, Bethany Peck, and Noel Soucy
Studios building, opening reception 3pm-5pm on Saturday, May 6

Mini Galleries-

Second floor Mini Gallery- Ball Joint Boy, Kes Maro. Opening reception 3pm-6pm on Saturday, May 6

Third Floor Mini Gallery- Oaxaca Milta Series, Garry D Harley Artist talk beginning at 2pm on Saturday, May 6

Rotating Gallery – curated work of loft artist residents
Lofts building entry hall

Food and Drink


Empanada Dada – Outside studios building main entrance

Nibbāna Cafe – 8am-3pm

Brewery Taproom – 12pm-10pm
Studios building, room 188


Atrevete A Probar – Outside studios building main entrance

Nibbāna Cafe – 8am-3pm

Brewery Taproom – 12pm-10pm
Studios building, room 188


Free onsite parking


Open Studios is dog friendly to friendly dogs!

Covid-19 Policy

Studios building – masks optional, individual studios may require masks for entry.

Lofts building – masks strongly suggested, individual lofts may require masks for entry.

Mark your calendar for these other upcoming events!

June Open Studios & Outdoor Market 6/3

July Open Studios & Outdoor Market 7/1

August Open Studios & Outdoor Market 8/5

September Open Studios & Outdoor Market 9/2

If you are new to Open Studios events, or just looking for some guidance on your next visit, make sure you check out our comprehensive ‘how to guide‘!