Get into the holiday mood this season by visiting Whiting Mills located on 100 Whiting Street, Winsted, CT (just off of Route 44, a right turn before Northwestern Community College) on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday December 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 pm.
Here, visitors can enjoy browsing the work of dozens of artists in their studios or the “guest artists” in the Laurel Room. This historic mill building in the heart of Winsted has been turned into 47 studios for dozens of Master artists, photographers, wood workers and cabinetmakers, craftspeople, unique shops for quilting and a hobby store specializing in miniature railroad.
It is fun to talk to the artists directly and learn about things that inspire their work. Whiting Mills provides a unique opportunity for people to be able to view the studio of an artist while getting to see how they create their artwork. You can even commission one-of-a-kind pieces in a wide variety of media including furniture, drapes, weaving, jewelry, pottery, photography, paintings and original art.
Another highlight of this annual event is that several of the resident artists and craftspeople will be giving one-hour demonstrations in their studios or other locations in the building.