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

Eastworks Open Studios
116 Pleasant Street
Easthampton, Massachusetts
November 2 and 3, 2019

One of the most distinctive features of Easthampton’s streetscape is the network of 19th– and early 20th-century mills across the city, including Eastworks. Daily, thousands participate in and benefit from the contemporary reuse of our city’s vast and historic buildings. Zoom in, if you will, for a closer view of the engines of creativity and commerce stirring behind Eastworks’ expansive facades of windows and brick. 

Over 150 artists, businesses, organizations and residents work, create and live on the five floors of our building, and more than 50 of them are opening their doors for Open Studios on Saturday, November 2 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and Sunday, November 3 2019 (noon – 5:00 PM). The Open Studios event is the only two days of the year that Eastworks’ creatives and entrepreneurs welcome friends, neighbors and strangers with open doors. The event is free and open to all.

Meet celebrated artists and artisans in many media, learn about their processes and shop in their studios. Experience fitness and wellness demonstrations, check out the gamerooms and musical performances. Grab a bite from Riffs or a food truck and a beverage from the hip 121 Club. These are but a few of the experiences you will encounter when you visit. We hope you will reserve plenty of time to explore the offerings from the top to the ground floors. There’s that much to see.

Find a full listing of the Open Studios 2019 participants below.
We can’t wait to share what’s happening at Eastworks with you.

18 Prodigy Mini Golf and Gameroom

Prodigy is a game hall like no other featuring challenging minigolf, video game consoles, table sports and board games for humans ages 13+.
20 Crossfit Stronger than Yesterday 

Functional fitness for anyone looking to improve their overall strength & stamina. A program and community for those new to fitness and strong athletes.

30 Jon Manley MMA

We teach self-defense, jiu jitsu, kickboxing & wrestling in a clean, friendly & encouraging environment. Martial arts for Adults. We also have cardio classes.

32 Stillwater Studios

Offering workshoips that explore how photography and minfulness overlap and help us relate more deeply to our surroundings, to others, and to ourselves. Smart phone cameras welcome.

38 Art Studio

Christopher Willingham’s art combines philosophical investigations with a sensuous approach utilizing the blended strategies of drawing, painting, collage, installation, photography and critical writing.

40 Rock & Shoal Beads

One of a kind jewelry crafted by hand from metals, precious and semiprecious stones, leather and found elements. Your signature piece is here!

46 Tiny Anvil

Handmade contemporary brass jewelry

47 Heather Beck Studio

Creating one-of-a-kind custom jewelry and magical objects in fine metals to enhance your life. Specializing in wedding bands, engagement rings and teaching classes.
50 Ben Brody 

Ben Brody is an award-winning war photographer based in Easthampton. His new book Attention Servicemember, a searing elegy to the American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is available for sale..

59 Healy Guitars

Handmade guitars; full service repair shop.

102 Easthampton Media

Community-based, hands-on television and locally produced media programming. Your opportunity to produce and air your programming on Charter channels 191, 192, 193.
118 Evolv Fine Art Printing

Evolv works with photographers and artists to craft museum-grade giclee print editions of their original works. We offer beautiful, color-exacting wide-format printing (up to 44″ x 90″) on a variety of high quality archival art media.

125 Strength for Life® Health and Fitness Center

Strength for Life (R) is a natural healthcare facility featuring comprehensive chiropractic, guided strength training, weight loss and nutritional guidance.
140 Nichols Driving School

We are a licensed driving school that has been providing instruction to indivduals young and old since the 1930’s. Our school takes pride in educating individuals on the Massachusetts driving laws and providing services on the fundamentals of driving. 
137 Mill Arts Project (MAP) Gallery / Monster Arts Project

Monster Arts Project returns for its fourth installment. The project bring 23 artists working around the theme of imaginary creatures set in an imaginary Victorian era. The gallery will transport you into a multi-sensory world in which to view the amazing artwork. 
145  Eastworks Artists Pop-up Gallery (Events at Eastworks Office)
Featuring Arnold Skolnik and Tito Gambarini

Tito’s last anatomical / abstract art show as a celebration of his beloved Eastworks community
Arnold’s work features paintings of trees made up from the artist’s head, inspired by Rousseu

147 Sandra Costello Photography LLC

Sandra Costello is a portrait photographer who transforms the way women see themselves through portraits that celebrate, empower, and shine a light on their authentic spirit.

Riff’s Joint

Hungry for something better?How about FRESH food and BOLD flavors?

162 Crooked Stick Pops

Crooked Stick Pops is thrilled to be partnering with local photographer extraordinaire Jim Gipe of Pivot Media for a PopArt Pop-up at the Pop Shop!

200 Andrew Sovjani
Fine Art Photography
204 Volante Design

Volante Design makes high-end gamer clothing
206 The Invisible Fountain / Luke Cavagnac

Over 5,000 paintings and counting…Come and have a look!
“Art For All”
212 Three Posies

Three Posies is jewelry, prints, and assemblage art. Collections of vintage rosaries, old jewels and found parts are re-assembled into new and beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.

210 Survivor Arts Collective
Peer led, art infused support groups for survivors of sexual and relationship violence. Bystander intervention trainings. Trauma informed, consent based bodywork, regardless of trauma history.

226 Spark Portraits

Caitlin Hurd paints surreal landscapes with floating people and animals. Hurd also is the founder of Spark Portraits, where she paints oil portraits from photographs for an affordable price.
230 Helena Sullivan

Helena Sullivan is a portrait photographer creating authentic portaiture. Senior Portraits, Personal or Business Portraits including branding sessions for you business and creative endeavors. 

232 Russell Calabrese
Multimedia, Multidiscipline Artist

233 Serious Play

Serious Play works to reshape society’s conversation on prominent social issues through the art of ensemble theatre. Presently we are creating an original devised piece entitled MOVING WATER.
234 Carol Ostberg
Hand painted furniture, art, ornaments and garlands
240 Steven Stankiewicz / Mie Kurahara
Paintings and prints by Steve Stankiewicz. Paintings by Mie Kurahara.
242 Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley
Dedicated to sharing the Buddha’s teachings with all who are interested to help sustain and deepen meditation practice and bring wisdom and compassion into daily life.
245 The Moss Press

Joining together meaningful tradition and modern day relevance. Offering our community the tools for a more mindful and enjoyable way of living.

246 Sacred Roots Healing

We are a group of practitioners committed to growth and healing that offer shiatsu, massage, yoga classes, community kirtan, aerial silks, wellness events & workshops and sound healing
248 Suzanne Bagdade / Refinery
Please visit our vintage bonanza – we have a great selection of fabric, furniture and art for sale.
250 Kim Carlino
Abstract paintings and drawings
251 Solstice Yoga Healing & The Arts

Kundalini yoga, hatha, vinyasa, embodyoga (TM), dance, art therapy, creative expression – groups, classes, workshops, individual sessions & sacred music events

252 Z Wraps
Z Wraps are your new replacement for plastic wrap, it’s eco-friendly food storage. The beautiful, reusable, food wrap. Protect your food and the environment in style.

327 Endopolis Poetry Room

The Endopolis Poetry Room hosts writing workshops, mentoring, poetry circles, networking opportunities, and walk-in hours for poets, artists, and community members.

330 The BagShare
Bagshare project volunteers have made over 30,000 bags since 2007 and given them away. We reuse cscrap materials. Make a bag during open studios. It’s free!.
362 Prosperity Candle
Unique soy blend candles handmade by women refugees building a brighter future in the Pioneer Valley.

401 Marjorie Portnow

Plein air landscape oil paintings

405 Charlie and Bonnie Shew 

Bonnie will be selling jewelry & accessory samples from her wholesale business. WorldSongs imports mediative & beautiful sounding tongue drums from around the world.
406 Dawn Siebel

Oil portraits and fine art prints of some of the world’s most powerful animals
407 Julia Rowinski
Film and digital photography, curious objects, vintage cameras and photographica
411 BMc Vintage Design
Resurfaced vintage silverplate made modern and fine jewelry
420 Bob Marstall

Landscapes, portraits & children’s book illustration

Susan Teft

Mixed media on paper

440 Eric Pelka

Eric Pelka’s artistic process involves layering diverse materials – including acrylic and oil paints, ink, pastel, marker, and pencil – onto canvas, paper, wood, glass, and collage.

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