Historic mill will hold open house Dec. 7
The historic Shady Lea Mill, situated on the scenic Matatuxet River in North Kingstown, houses over 40 artists, artisans, and craftsmen working in various media. This Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon to 5 p.m., Shady Lea Mill will host Open Studios in order for each artisan to demonstrate their work.
Just in time for holiday shopping, some of Rhode Island's many talented residents open their doors to the public. Featuring exciting items such as handmade bath products, painting, sculpture, blown and fused glass, furniture and jewelry, Shady Lea Mill houses a diverse creative group of artisans.
As an addition to this year's event, the artists of Shady Lea Mill are asking guests to bring non-perishable food items as well as new or gently used winter outerwear to fill North Kingstown Food Bank's empty shelves, and help Crossroads RI to warm RI's homeless community. As more and more families face financially difficult times, charitable organizations call for community help. With hundreds of visitors coming through Shady Lea Mill, the Open Studios is a great time to get people together in donating to hardworking local charities. Collection bins will be placed throughout the mill. For more information, visit www.themillatshadylea.com