Cotton Mill Open Studio Weekend vendor registration deadline is near

BRATTLEBORO — Cotton Mill Arts invites Windham County artists and artisans to apply for the Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale, Dec. 7-9.

Final registration for this year's event is Aug. 15. Photos and descriptions of products intended for sale at the event must be submitted along with an artist statement.

Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year highlighting local artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs in the creative economy.

At first, the event featured the artisans in the Cotton Mill community. In recent years, the show has invited local artists and artisans to join the party.

This show is open exclusively to artists and artisans who live, produce, or have a studio in Windham County, and create handmade, handcrafted, homegrown, unique, high-quality products in an owner-operated shop.

Visual artists and food artisans are particularly encouraged to apply. Product categories of pottery, ceramics, and jewelry are currently closed, but artists with wares in those categories are welcome to apply to be considered for a wait-list.

Cotton Mill Open Studio & Holiday Sale draws more than 1,000 visitors a day. New this year, Cotton Mill Arts, the volunteer-run organizing group for the event, is partnering with Downtown Brattleboro Alliance to host a shuttle that will run from free event parking at Brattleboro Union High School to the Cotton Mill, with stops downtown.

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