More than 40 artists and designers in 3 renovated mill buildings in the of Exchange Street neighborhood of Pawtucket, RI will open their studios to visitors from 10 am to 4 pm on September 26 and 27, 2015. Visitors will see a wide array of artwork including paintings, sculpture, fine prints, photography, fine crafts, wearable art, jewelry, graphic and textile design and more. Many artists will be demonstrating their creative processes as well as showing work in progress. Visitors are invited to meet the artists and chat with them about their concepts and techniques.

Many mill buildings in Pawtucket that formerly served the textile industry are now being converted to live/work lofts and artists studios. The buildings participating in the Exchange Street Open Studios are located in Pawtucket’s Armory Arts District, just 500 yards from Exit 29, I-95 at the MA/RI state lines. All of the lofts and studios are located within a block of each other.

Riverfront Lofts, 10 Exchange Court, residential condominium

Blackstone Studios, 163 Exchange Street, studios

Mad Dog Studios, 65 Blackstone Avenue, artist membership studios

The event is free and there is ample parking. Food trucks will be on the site.

For more information including a list of participating artists and directions, go to: