Since its first Open House in 1992, the Mill Studios has attracted more than 2,000 visitors each year to this event. The Mill has given both full and part time artists a community environment in which to create their work. The Mill houses artists who are known locally as well as nationally and internationally. Selected artists offer classes to the public.
More than 30 local artists, in our two adjacent buildings, will open their studios to guests at the annual open house. Artists will be available to speak with guests and to show where and how their artwork is produced. Drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, crafts, jewelry, fashion design, and music will make up the celebration at the Mill. This event offers a unique opportunity for the public to view artwork in a non-gallery setting.
The Mill buildings have a unique history that can be felt by visitors as they wind their way through the halls and studios. Originally, the Mill I building was a textile factory then served as a warehouse for a family business until its conversion to artist studios in 1990. In the forties and fifties, Mill II was the home of a popular Philadelphia boxing club. Many of the architectural features, including the boxing ring gallery are still intact.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's About Open Studios page.
In The News
- Manayunk Mill Now an Oasis of Visual Arts, Hidden City Philadelphia, June 21, 2022.
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