Holliston Mill Open Studios 2019
From Lisa Kaplan
Fall is in the air and that means the Holliston Mill Artists’ Open Studios are just around the corner. The annual weekend event of music and art takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.
A record number of 34 artists are participating, including 27 resident artists who will open their studios, as well as 7 guest artists. Those who have attended the event in the past will recognize many of their favorite Mill artists and guest artists, who are former resident artists, as well as quite a few new artists. All are local to Holliston and the surrounding area.
So many different kinds of art and a variety of media will be shown this year: everything from traditional oil, watercolor and acrylic painting on canvas and paper, to fishing lures and fashion. Other work includes sculpture, mixed media pieces, mosaics, photography and digital media, drawing, printing, jewelry and textiles.
Holliston native, fine artist and singer-songwriter Erica Leigh will be performing on Saturday, from 11-2. Mill artist and cellist Sara Stalnaker of Holliston will perform a selection of folk, jazz, classical and pop music from 2:30 to 3:30. Sunday’s performers with include singer-songwriter Katie Frassinelli of Holliston, 11-2, and Sara Stalnaker, 2:30-3:30, performing Sonic Landscapes, an educational concert for all ages.
A craft beer and wine tasting will cap off the weekend on Sunday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., hosted by Holliston’s own Crafted, Merchants of Craft Beer and Wine. Light refreshments will be served in studios throughout the building both days.
The Holliston Mill building, an 1800’s shoe factory, is located at 24 Water St. Currently, the mill is home to several small businesses as well as artists’ studios. The structure remains largely as originally designed. There is plenty of free parking available.
For more information visit the website: www.hollistonmill.com, ‘like’ the Holliston Mill Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram. The event is free and open to the public. The historic building is not wheelchair accessible.