Thursday November 29, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- The 11th Annual Cotton Mill Open Studio and Holiday Sale at the historic Cotton Mill provides a chance for people to do their holiday shopping locally, buying directly from the artists and artisans they meet.

The event also includes demonstrations, entertainment, food and live music.

The Open Studio and Holiday Sale runs Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission and parking are free.

This year’s participants include: Natalie Blake Studios (ceramics), The Center for Digital Art (film), Luminz Studio Dance and Performing Arts Center, Sidehill Farm Jam, Mutsu Crispin (visual art and film), Greg Goodman (custom furniture), New England Center for Circus Arts, Open Music Collective, Oak Meadow, Solinglass Studios (blown glass), Storymatic, James Takaki (metal sculpture), True North Granola, Venus of Vermont (natural cosmetics), Breeze Verdant (wooden inlay), Vermont Jazz Center, Simply Spoken (jewelry), Mike Poster (photography), Rachelle Ackerman (massage), Wild Blossom Candles and Big Picture Farm (goat dairy and confectionary).

For more information, visit www.thecottonmill.org or call 802-257-7731.