November 16, 2020
So many things have changed recently, but one stays the same. The artists at Cottage Street Studios are carrying on the work of sharing unique views of the world where we all live.
One thing that will be different this year is the way we are able to reach out to those who admire and support us. After some deliberation as a group we reached consensus that it would not be safe to invite all of our wonderful supporters into our studios.
Instead of a big group celebration, individuals will be offering a variety of unique experiences. Below you will find the names and contact information of all who asked to be listed. Please contact artists individually. Many have ecommerce sites, and some will be offering online sales, pop up seconds sales with curbside pickup, and shop by appointment. Being creative is what we do, so we are hoping you will not hesitate to reach out and see if there is some way you want to interact that we have not considered. This will be the best way for us to support each other through these challenging times.
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ONE COTTAGE STREET, an old historic mill building, is situated on Rt. 141 across from the Nashawanuck Pond and board walk. Five decades ago it enclosed four cavernous acres of empty space. Riverside Industries purchased the building from JP Stevens Textiles, moved its programs in and began renting over three maze- like floors to bookbinders, a fine woodworking school and an ever growing community of artists. One Cottage Street has over 80 studios and is now home to a lively community of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized designers, crafts people and fine artists many of whom have spent their careers here in good company honing their craft.