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Open Studios Dec 3 & 4 2022

215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Saturday and Sunday Dec3&4
11am - 4 pm



 WE ARE BACK!!!!! 


On Dec 3rd and 4th, 2022 from 11 to 4, the historic Shady Lea Mill will again open it’s doors for our Annual Open Studios Tour. Situated on the scenic Mattatuxet River in North Kingstown, we house over 40 artists and artisans working in various media.  Some of Rhode Island’s most gifted people open their doors to the public and offer a wide array of hand made local gifts.  Featured will be one of a kind Pottery, Sculpture, Weaving, Spinning, Rug Hooking, Painting, Mixed Media Collage, Glass Blowing, Photography, Jewelry Design, and Classes offered in Rug Hooking and Painting.  Anchor Bend Glassworks is an unprecedented glass artist collaborative established in 2003. This award winning team is comprised of childhood friends Michael Richardson, Justin Tarducci and Timothy Underwood. Their award winning designs can be seen at select galleries and museums nationwide.  

 Back again this year is the absolutely gorgeous jewelry of Petri Kymlander, the antique clocks of Rich Fyans and our busy Donna Thompson, still making things with a bit of a “twist”. This year we will also be featuring several new additions to our "old timers"  Debra Walland, The Rug Hooker is one of our newbies.  Her classes are becoming famous. Painters, Karen Houston, Ann O’Brien, Gloria Dahl and Jane Loomis, the team from The Coastal Pottery and The Shady Birds Potters are also new.  Wander thru the historic hallways of the Shady Lea and enjoy meeting the artists, watching demonstrations and be prepared to be amazed!   Check our Website and Facebook Page for more Information.

Our fundraiser for this Open Studios will be in support of the North Kingstown Food Bank.  Each Artist and Artisan here at the Mill will be donating a piece of their work to be sold to support this local cause.  

    As always, The Shady Lea continues to be home to an artistic magic that permeates through every Studio.  While admission is free,  the artists of Shady Lea Mill are asking guests to bring a non-perishable food items for the North Kingstown Food Bank.   Collection bins will be placed at every point of entry. Food items of greatest need are proteins – peanut butter, canned meat and fish, beans, etc.   Thank you.


Below is an updated list of all our current tenants. 

Shady Lea Mill Open Studios
Shady Lea Mill
215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Instagram #themillatshadylea

Admission is free but we will be collecting donations for the  NK Food Bank as we do every year.

Open to the public / Free parking





Participating Artists & Businesses
Please check in for updates

Suite No.NameType of Art
100 Anchor Bend Glassworks Hand Blown Glass
101 Stephen Farrelly  
103 Realfibers - Suzy Bellanger and Wayne Bruce Weaver, papermaker, fiber artist
104 Trish Hurley Oil Painter
109 Donna Thompson Pottery
111 Seaside Rug Hooking Co/Debra Walland/Laura Kenyon Fiber Arts/Hand hooked rugs & supplies
113 Richard Fyans/ Narragansett Clock Shop antique clocks repaired/rebuilt/for sale
114 Petri Kymlander Goldsmith, Designer, Jeweler
115 Ann O'Brien Abstract/Acrylic Painter
116 Robert Kalaidjian Painter
118 Coastal Pottery Studio/Samara Monfette & Kara McKamey Ceramics
200 American Dragon Karate School Martial Arts
200 Renee Syed Mixed Media
201 Kathryn O'Donovan Dragonfly Fiber Arts Studio
203 Joe Yoffa STUDIO Mixed Media
204 Karen Houston Painter
205 Kim Ellery Acrylic painter / Expressionist
206 Shady Birds Pottery / Lynsey Vanderbeck Pottery
207 Painting Daisies Photography/Tracey Michaelson Photography
208 Lynn Malec Painter
214 Jane Loomis Painter
218 Gloria Dahl Painter/Two Dimensional Art
221SL Ocean Road Woodworking/Jerry Kellitter&Joseph Maggio Woodworking
223SL Shaun Conroy glass blowing