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The Mill at Shady Lea: Open Studios

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 Holiday Open Studios

June 1, 2024

    215 Shady Lea Road
    North Kingstown, RI 0285

           10 am - 4 pm



 WE ARE BACK !!!!! 


On June 1, 2024 from 10 to 4, the historic Shady Lea Mill will again open it’s doors for our Spring 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,Rug Hooking, Painting, Mixed Media Collage, Photography and Woodworking with Joe and Jerry in the big grey building in thr back.  Classes are offered in Rug Hooking, Painting and Pottery.    

 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"  Newbies these past 2 year are Painters, Joe MacDonald, Ann O’Brien, Gloria Dahl and Marisa Lonkart and photographer, John Nanian.  The Shady Birds Potters,Theresa Nelson is offering classes. 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, Instagram and Facebook Page for more Information.

   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.     

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
101 Stephen Farrelly Art/Vintage Restoration, Estate Placement,
104 Trish Hurley Oil Painter
105 Marjorie Jensen Abstract Oil Painter
105 Julie Munafo pewter and frames, metal artist
106 Painting Daisies Photography/Tracey Michaelson Photography
107 Seaside Rug Hooking Co/Debra Walland/Laura Kenyon Fiber Arts/Hand hooked rugs & supplies
107 Donna Thompson Pottery
107 Glenn Hall-Stinson Clay
108 Marisa Lonkart Painter
109 Joe McDonald Painting/Printmaker
114 Petri Kymlander Goldsmith, Designer, Jeweler
115 Ann O'Brien Abstract/Acrylic Painter
116 John Nanian Photography
117 Robert Kalaidjian Painter
118 Coastal Pottery Studio/Samara Monfette & Kara McKamey Ceramics
200 Renee Syed Mixed Media
201 Rarities Book & Bindery/Kelly Allen-Kuyawski Book Binding & Conservation
204 Karen Houston Painter
206 TC in Clay/Theresa Nelson Ceramics
207 Gloria Dahl Painter/Two Dimensional Art
208 Lynn Malec Painter
214 Jane Loomis Painter
219 Jo-Anna Melrose painter/printmaker
221SL Ocean Road Woodworking/Jerry Kellitter&Joseph Maggio Woodworking